Now we’re well into Summer your feet are probably on full display in open-toed sandals much of the time so if you haven’t already, it’s time to get your toes into tip-top condition.
Pedicures don’t just get your feet looking beautiful, they can also be very relaxing, especially if they include a massage. So if you spend a lot of time standing or walking, treat yourself and indulge in a pedicure from one of London’s best.
1. Cowshed Ultimate Pedicure
Cowshed offers one of the best pampering experiences in London when it comes to pedicures including a scalp and shoulder massage, leg and foot massage, and hydration foot mask as well as the standard pedicure skin treatment and nail filing. The pedicure is finished off with nail paint from Cheeky.
There are several Cowshed spas across London. See the website for full addresses and details.
2. Margaret Dabbs Medical Pedicure
Margaret Dabbs specializes in foot care and all treatments are carried out by a qualified podiatrist. If your feet are in need of a little extra care, this might be the choice for you. The top treatment is the Medical Pedicure, which includes surgical removal of all dry skin, nail reshape and buff, and application of specially formulated in-house products including Emu oil (yes it comes from an actual emu) for anti-ageing and intensive moisturising.
7 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 8UU
Open 9am – 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.45am – 6pm on Sunday.
3. London Grace Top Notch Pedi
London Grace had the genius idea of opening a nail bar with a real drinks bar so you can enjoy a cocktail or glass of champagne during your pampering treatment. The Top Notch pedicure includes nail shaping, cuticle treatment, moisturizing with coconut lotion and formaldehyde-free nail polish application. All pedicures are dry to avoid spread of infection and nail polish cracking.
There are three branches of London Grace in Leicester Square, Clapham, Putney, and another opening soon at Canary Wharf. See the website for full addresses and details.
4. The Connaught Aman Pedicure
The Connaught Hotel is known for providing the ultimate luxury experience and its Aman Spa is no exception. The signature Aman Pedicure lasts a full 90 minutes and includes a reflexology massage and application of nail varnish free of formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates.
Aman Spa, The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL
Open daily from 9am to 9pm
5. DryBy Luxury Spa Pedicure
DryBy Salon is the ultimate pampering experience, inspired by Hungarian spas. The Luxury Spa pedicure uses traditional Hungarian treatments to moisturize the skin and treat nail health. After the treatment, nails and cuticles are tidied and the feet are exfoliated. The pedicure finishes with a foot and leg massage and polish application in your choice of colour.
74 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7RZ
Open 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 7pm Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
6. The Painted Lady Full Works Pedicure
The Painted Lady vintage style salon in Shoreditch offers great value for money with high quality services. The Full Works pedicure lasts for 45 minutes including a scrub, massage, nail reshape and polish. You can also opt for a paraffin wax pedicure for an hour for an extra £5.
65 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DJ
Open 11am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 11am – 6pm Saturday, and 12 – 5pm Sunday.
7. Aveda Pedicure
The Aveda Institute at Covent Garden is a calming retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life with over 70 beauty experts using the famous Aveda plant-based products. The pedicure focuses on treating dry skin, rough cuticles, and nail health. You’ll have a consultation with a nail therapist to choose the fragrances and products most suitable for your needs.
174 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V 7AA
Open 8am – 7pm Monday to Tuesday, 8am – 8pm Wednesday to Friday, 8am – 6.30pm Saturday, and 11am – 5pm Sunday.
8. MYZ Maryam’s Favourite Pedicure
The MYZ beauty boutique in Notting Hill was founded by Maryam Zandi in 2013 and has received rave reviews ever since. The pedicure named as the founder’s favourite involves a nail and cuticle tidy, a foot massage, and application of hot paraffin wax to soften the feet. The treatment is finished off with the application of your choice of polish.
20 Powis Terrace, Notting Hill, London, W11 1JH
Closed on Monday, open 10am – 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am – 7.30pm Thursday, and 11am – 5pm Sunday.
9. MILK Shellac Pedicure
MILK is a little different to the other services on this list, as they’ll come to your home or office, rather than you visiting a salon. MILK employs only highly trained beauty therapists and they bring all their equipment with them. The Shellac Pedicure includes a foot soak, nail file, cuticle tidy, hard skin removal, moisturizer and cuticle oil application and gel painted nails in your choice of colour.
Services are available for booking hourly from 2pm to 6.45 am
10. Urban Retreat Pristine Pedicure
The Urban Retreat salon and spa offers several pedicure treatments. The Pristine Pedicure includes a custom pedicure service with a personal consultation before feet are soaked. You can then choose between a Callus Peel hard skin eliminator or a nourishing Tri Enzyme mask before your cuticles and nails are cut and tidied, and the experience is completed with an indulgent massage and nail polish in the colour of your choice.
5th Floor, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL
Open 10am-9pm Monday to Saturday and 11.30am – 6pm on Sunday.