Young entrepreneur Kirsten Hazell saw a gap in the market for an affordable American-style nail salon with late opening hours. And so London Grace was born, living by the sociable motto ‘nails, coffee & cocktails’. This Leicester Square spot is the first central London location for the company – there are other salons in Putney and Clapham.
Pop in for a glass of bubbly and to get your nails lacquered using London Grace’s own brand of nasties-free polish. The vibe is relaxed and friendly – on our visit, a bunch of friends had booked a group table (a nifty option here) and were getting piddled while their talons were spruced up – and they weren't being rushed out, either. Bonus points.
The treatment list is concise, no-nonsense and straightforward (further bonus points), with the menu clearly displaying how long each treatment takes – from a 15-minute ‘Slap Dash’ paint job (just £9) to a 45-minute 'Top Notch' gel polish (£35). Perfect for the time-poor in need of a pamper.