Margaret Dabbs is London's high priestess of podiatry. The Medical Pedicure (available at the newly souped-up Liberty Sole Spa) is like an MOT for your trotters, sloughing off dead skin to leave even Hobbit-y feet as soft as a baby's. £45-£175.
Imarni is the nail art supremo behind the talons of FKA Twigs and Jourdan Dunn. If you’re after something a little cooler than a French polish, head eastward to her Boxpark pop-up salon. A Mini Pedi in a show-stopping shade costs £20, while the more intensive Lux treatment is £55.
London Grace is a nail bar with an actual bar, so you can order a cocktail or glass of fizz while your toes are tended to. Founder Kirsten has spent time developing a brand of nasty-free nail polishes, too, and the Top Notch pedi (from £32) uses a luxe coconut lotion that’s been specially formulated in-house.
For top quality treatments in soothing surroundings, the Aveda Institute on High Holborn is hard to beat. Tucked away at the back of the vast, airy salon, you'll find serene treatment booths for manis and pedis. Classic 60 minute pedis start from £48 - and super-shiny long-lasting Shellac will set you back £43.
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London is vibrant, varied, exciting, seductive, sprawling... and just a little bit exhausting. At some point, you're probably going to need to pause to unwind.