Blue Monday has – fortunately - come and gone and we’re looking forward to bringing some energy to the rest of your 2021. The ‘New Year, New You’ approach feels a tad overdone, and so instead we want to share optimistic ideas and realistic goals for you to take inspiration from. Read on for a few our suggestions on ways to boost your wellbeing, mind, body and soul…
"I want to learn more about art"
Let our gallery experts guide you:
- Royal Academy of Arts is offering live, life drawing classes – so dust off your paintbrushes
- Philip Mould Gallery has an online & IGTV series 'Art in Isolation' explaining the history behind classic artworks
- Sims Reed Gallery’s vast collection of rare books offer exciting opportunities for educational reading
- Or enjoy a walk around the neighbourhood and visit St James’s Market Pavilion to see Jennifer Abessira’s colourful outdoor exhibition
"I want to explore more of London"
Cycle or walk around the city, with the help of these brands:
- If you’re looking for fresh wheels, Pinarello is open for your bike needs.
- Or, if you’re ready to get rolling, upgrade your cycle wardrobe with apparel brands ASSOS and Rapha
- Once you’re in our neighbourhood, you can opt to safely store your bicycle at BIKE-DROP, which has three locations in the heart of the capital
- For those on foot, view our guide to walking around London here
- And why not add some 'hygge' to your central London stroll with Danish treats to go from Ole & Steen, and a takeaway coffee from Hagen Project
"I want to try to make more time for me"
After the year we’ve just had, there’s certainly a strong case for seeking out some self-care in 2021:
- Boost your mind, body and spirit with Ten’s live online classes. Members of Third Space and Barry’s Soho can also opt for a high-intensity exercise session
- Take time to hone a tailored skincare routine – Aesop is on hand with plant-based products, whilst Kiehl’s is offering personal consultations
- Look after your mind with Coach London's mental health wellbeing services including life coaching, psychotherapy and more
“I want to broaden my culinary horizons”
Whether you’re trying out a new recipe or ordering a delicious takeaway, let the old adage of ‘you are what you eat’ be a positive one in 2021:
Do you have any more ideas to add to this list? We’d love to hear from you on what your goals are for 2021. Please share these via our social channels @RegentStreetW1 & @StJamesLondon.