There are roadworks on the main road, gasworks on the side street, the tube is closed for a refurb, and they’re erecting a building of Olympic proportions outside your door.
Settle down at Aromatherapy Associates’s new spa. Founded by Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey more than 30 years ago, the British beauty brand is well loved for its quality oil blends. While other spas have been using their product-inspired treatments, today the duo opens their own space in Knightsbridge, complete with a small boutique and ingredients bar for those who want to make their own bespoke blends.
Choose from options like the Age Repair Facial, Essential Rose Facial or the Sleep Deeply massage. Then retire to the relaxation area for rosé champagne, green tea or hot chocolate and essential oil-flavoured macarons (lavender, mint).
Because in this city, you really need the full works.
Aromatherapy Associates Boutique & Treatment Rooms, 5 Montpelier Street, SW7 1EZ (020 7838 1117 or aromatherapyassociates.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Aromatherapy Associates