Day of indulgence: Ladies
Now that you're feeling a bit more fresh-faced, ease your way back into the world with a serene browse in Luna & Curious. The stock is curated by a collective of young artisans: you'll find jewellery, masks, ceramics, and many more things that would look truly lovely on your dressing table.
Betray even a passing interest in loose-leaf tea and the wonderful staff at this Spitalfields teahouse will happily share their seemingly endless knowledge. Sit up at the long, wooded bar by the hot water taps and you can watch them brewing your choice using the traditional Chinese method of gongfu.
Day of indulgence: Gentlemen
There's no other way to round off a day of indulgence than with some of the best steak money can buy. You'll find it at Hawksmoor Spitalfields, alongside other intensely meaty and manly options. The top-quality cuts are from the renowned London butcher Ginger Pig.
Day of indulgence: The sky's the limit
Tales On Moon Lane Children's Bookshop
Just a stone's throw from Herne Hill station, Tales On Moon Lane is easy to find and even easier to spot given its delightful exterior, which is beautifully painted to resemble a circus tent. This lovely local bookshop was founded by Tamara Macfarlane in 2003 and has since provided the tots, toddlers and young adults of southeast London with practical picture books and rad reads. Regular events are held instore, too, including storytelling sessions, reading and writing classes, literary festivals and half-term activities. Check their website to see what they have coming up.
Venue says: “Thursday May 25: New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty visits for in-store signing! Please visit our website for further details.”