Pedicures are always a great pick-me-up, whether you’re a regular or someone who saves them for holidays and special occasions (read: sandal season).
The best treatments don’t just get your feet looking tip-toe, they can also be seriously 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.
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.
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.
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 treatment. The Top Notch pedicure includes nail shaping, cuticle treatment, moisturizing with coconut lotion and formaldehyde-free nail polish application. All pedicures are dry in a bid to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
There are 10 branches of London Grace in the capital. See the website for full addresses and details.
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
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.
Shoreditch Nails Pedicure
Shoreditch Nails have two locations, one (you guessed it) in Shoreditch on Boundary Street, and the other in Dalston just a short walk from Dalston Overground. The MONTAMONTA Moisturising Treatment pedicure takes 1 hour and includes a scrub, mask and massage.
Price: £34 (£44 for gel)
13 Cleve Workshops, Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7JD
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.
Urban Retreat Botanical Spa Pedicure
The Urban Retreat salon and spa at The White House in Knightsbridge offers several pedicure treatments. The Botanical Spa Pedicure at the CND Nail Lab lasts for 75 minutes, and includes a cleansing foot bath, exfoliating scrub and callus peel, hydrating masque and customised massage before the painting even starts.
The White House, 2 – 4 Hans Crescent, London SW1X 0LH
Open 10am-7pm Tuesday to Saturday