Day Out: St Martin’s Courtyard

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St Martin's Courtyard

Stuck for plans over the Bank holiday weekend? Combine your love of exercise, shopping and pampering at this open-air courtyard in the heart of Covent Garden.

Start your day with some yoga, re-fuel with a wholesome breakfast, sculpt limbs with pilates, and reward efforts with a massage and a spot of retail therapy. It’s all in the balance…

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Yoga at… Yotopia

What: An oasis of calm offering a range of yoga styles in a hot or non-heated room. Choose a class to suit your mood and ability. From gentle to dynamic flows and relaxing Yin to Rocket Yoga and Dharma Mittra.

Where: 13 Mercer Street, London WC2H 9QJ

Tip: The hot room is heated to 37 degrees.

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Breakfast at… Bill’s

What: A cosy, welcoming restaurant spread across two floors with a seating area outside.Try the Bill’s Vegetarian breakfast with poached free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, tomato hummus, and guacamole.

Where:  St. Martin’s Courtyard, Off Long Acre, London WC2E 9AB

Tip: Eat here after your yoga session…

Other dining spots include; Cantina LaredoDalla TerraDepartment of Coffee and Social AffairsDishoomJamie’s Italian and Suda Thai

Lorna Jane
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Active Living Room at… Lorna Jane

What: Hailing from sunny Brisbane, Lorna Jane aims to inspire women to live their best life through active living. The first UK flagship store offers a collection of active wear, gym clothes, yoga outfits and workout gear and an Active Living Room downstairs. See the class schedule here.

Where: St Martin’s Courtyard, 6 Slingsby Pl, London WC2E

Tip: Pick up a pack of these statement socks!

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Massage at… Relax Spa

What: An urban day spa that believes massage is a “gift from the gods”. We couldn’t agree more. Led by a team of highly trained massage therapists and natural beauty therapists, expect a firm pressure and nimble fingers to tease out tension, leaving you feeling relaxed and stress free.

Where: St Martin’s Courtyard, 7 Mercer St, London WC2H 9QJ

Tip: All products are organic and free of nasties.

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New Trainers at… Runners Need

What: The go-to running specialists of Covent Garden. The store features a footwear wall and uses state of the art technology to analyse customer’s running action to determine the best shoe for you. Discover a variety of brands from; Brooks Sports, Nike, ASICS, Adidas, and Gore and Saucony.

Where: St Martin’s Courtyard, 9A Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QJ

Tip: Trainers are the most important part of your kit. Your joints will thank you.


Tea Tasting at… The East India Company 

What: A gastronomic emporium offering a range of delicious products, including a specially curated selection of tea and coffee, artisan sweet and savoury biscuits. Mouthwatering chocolate, jams, marmalades and mustards!

Where: St Martin’s Courtyard, 142 Long Acre, London WC2E

Tip: Try the Chakra Herbal Infusions

Other shopping spots in this area include; Arc’teryxBanana RepublicBarbourEileen FisherJack WillsJack WolfskinL.K.Bennett, Massimo DuttiPretty BallerinasThe White CompanySwarovskiThe Covent Garden Academy of Flowers

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