Linnaean may be what you need, if you are getting fed up with London’s wash out of a Summer, with all that rain.
The situation for all has probably also been made worse by the difficulty in travelling abroad at these Covid times.
Staycationing at home was all the trend, but I’m sure most of you, like I, are probably getting a bit fed up of just staying at home.
Cabin fever has truly set in for me. For those following me on Instagram, will know that I flew off to Menorca, a much needed break to prevent burn out.
However, I appreciate not everyone is willing to take the risk ( with all that extra expense of testing, higher cost of holiday, quarantining and erratic swings in the government’s travel traffic light system).
I’m pleased to have discovered Linnaean, a wellness destination in London.
It truly is an oasis of calm and a retreat from the stress and bustle of London life.
It’s based in South West London, close to Battersea, and accessible via underground (Vauxhall) and overground (Battersea Park).
How beautiful is the café and restaurant ( image above) , with its gorgeous floral ceiling and fabulous pink floor tiles?
I felt like I was in Instagram heaven when I stepped inside. I couldn’t stop snapping. I was lucky to get a tour before they opened their doors to the public.
In fact, Linnaean is more than just a café and restaurant, it’s also a Medi-spa, Hair salon and Nail/ Beauty studio.It was a heatwave day when I went, but I was relieved to be greeted by the cool air condition indoors.
There’s a beautiful outdoor space to sit and sip your coffee and eat brunch too, if you so desire.
I was greeted with an iced coffee as I sat down.
Let me tell you, they make the best iced coffee in Linnaean ( my daughter concurred to the latter, when she came to join me for brunch).
Talking about brunch, now that’s a treat! We had the matcha pancakes and scrambled eggs on toast.
Everything looked so beautiful and tasted amazing.
Linnaean pride themselves by sourcing the best ingredients for their menu both locally and globally.
They also cater to all dietary requirements with plant based menus, and options for vegan, gluten free and dairy free diets.
The desserts are divine too, perfect if you just fancy having a coffee and cake rather than lunch.
This is their hair salon. Doesn’t the interior design look amazing?
Love the pink chairs and lit up mirrors. A perfect spot for a mirror selfie don’t you think?
Upstairs, is where the beauty treatments take place.
This is the nail spa. I had a wonderful gel manicure that day.
In fact, two weeks down the line, my manicure is still looking great.
Linnaean are very particular about their beauty products.
The nail polishes that they have picked are non-toxic, 90% natural, vegan and cruelty free.
How gorgeous is this medi-spa treatment room?
Love the green and pink floral wallpaper.
Such a great idea to wallpaper the ceiling too, don’t you think?
My daughter decided to have a facial that day. She picked the Oxygen infusion Facial with Light therapy.
This facial uses Hyperbaric Oxygen to deliver professional strength serums containing Hyaluronic acid to the skin.
My daughter loved it. It actually made her skin look plump and hydrated, and the light therapy helped reduce the red inflammation she had on her skin from the sun.
She’s actually off to University in California this year, so we will be going to get her student visa from the American embassy.
How convenient is it that the embassy is just a 5 minute walk from Linnaean?
We will be sure to pop back in for an iced coffee and maybe even another facial.
If you are in London and fancy a pamper session, then I highly recommend spending a day at Linnaean.
They have an amazing menu for food, beauty and medi-spa treatments.
Last but not least, I always judge a venue by how much care they take to design their bathroom.
Isn’t this just gorgeous?
Hope you’ve enjoyed the post.
I will be looking out for, and writing more about the little treats you can experience in London soon.
Have a brilliant day all. x
( All photography are copyright of Little Big Bell. This was an invited experience for review. All opinions are my own. I would not write about an experience if I did not enjoy it).