If your office is in Soho then you’ll already be very much aware how the vibrancy of the area can inspire and influence your working day. You’ll sense the buzz, the creativity and the over riding feeling that you are one of the lucky ones that gets to work amongst the unique energy of one of London’s hippest environments.
So what hidden gems and fresh experiences can Soho offer you as part of our #LiveYourLunchBreak initiative? Well… Loads. Here’s a few of our favourites.
With surveys reporting that fewer than 30% of us even take a lunch break, it’s never been more important to ensure that not only do you find the time but that you use it to feel good. This starts with nutritious, delicious, well balanced food and Soho is not short of options.
0207 498 6417
Famed for their colourful salads and outrageously healthy smoothies The Detox Kitchen takes your well being very seriously. Their freshly prepared and stunning dishes are free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar. They also provide magnificent sharing dishes which is the perfectopportunity to treat a colleague to lunch. Get there early to beat the queues.
Wild Food Cafe – WC2H 9DP – Neal’s Yard
0207 419 2014
Raw and vegan foods and energising shakes and smoothies all served in one of London’s most beautiful courtyards. From Vegan burgers to organic, dairy free desserts you’ll love the menu as much as the atmosphere and You stay energised throughout your afternoon.
Fresh Healthy Eating Cafe – W1F 9AR -51 Lexington Street
0207 494 9539
Smoothies, salads and stuffed vine leaves. Eat fresh and feel fresh in this little gem of a cafe that isalways ready to blend your 5 a day into something akin to delicious rocket fuel …More ‘launchtime’ than lunch time.
Use your lunch break to get the blood flowing, a quick, healthy lunch followed by a 40 minute burst of exercise will make you feel invincible. Deciding to exercise on one of your #LiveYourLunchBreaks is also a great opportunity to get your co-workers motivated by encouraging them to join you.
Third Space – W1F 9US – 67 Brewer Street
0207 439 6333
Not only does this innovative, stylish gym have a climbing wall and swimming pool it houses a huge 75 sqm climbing wall and hypoxic chamber. It also boasts a boxing ring and dojo, so you wont just get fit, you’ll get fighting fit. You can also get advice on healthy eating and all round well being. Third space really does provide first class amenities right in the heart of Soho.
Triyoga – W1B 5PW – Kingly Court
0203 362 3355
A little piece of tranquility for focussing the mind with yoga and pilates classes. Triyoga has a reputation for being a centre of excellence for all things yoga and believes in encouraging you in personal development , they also offer a range of complimentary treatments such as acupressure and chakra balancing. Be flexible in your lunch break and become flexible in your body, mind and spirit.
H2 Bike Run – W1F 7SP – Dufours Place
0207 099 1444
An alternative way to exercise with the focus on fitting in around your busy day. Get out of the office and on your bike at London’s first dedicated gym for cycling and running. Their spin studio is decked out with 33 bikes and each tailored session lasts 45 minutes, making it a perfect option to #LiveYourLunchBreak breaking a sweat.
Sometimes you just want to experience something different and your lunch break can be the perfect opportunity to do just that…The Soho way.
The Society Club – W1F OJF – 12 Ingestre Place
0207 437 14333
Browse the books, peruse the art, drink the coffee, feel the vibe. The Society Club is definitely a unique Soho haunt and a beautifully eccentric way to make the most of your lunch break. To call it quirky would be an understatement and you’ll definitely feel that your time there is always time well spent.
0207 087 9300
Exhibitions at this world renowned gallery will turn your lunch break into a voyage of discovery and visual stimulation. Famed for its curation of some of the most influential photographers’ work the gallery is, in itself a cultural icon and a magnet for cutting edge and inspirational collections. You can definitely lose yourself as you meander through the six floors of lunchtime escapism. Very much a slice of “YOU” time.
Berwick Street Market – W1F
A feast for all the senses. A mooch around the stalls and shops of this bustling market with its mixture of traditional charm and fashionable character will always be good for the soul. A rich tapestry of traditional London pubs, record shops, food stalls and fashion outlets will transport you from your desk and remind you how beautifully eclectic Soho can be.
These are just a few of the many diverse and worthwhile things that you can decide to devote your lunch break to in Soho. When you choose to #LiveYourLunchBreak you’ll discover many more for yourself and, in turn inspire your colleagues to make their own lunchtime count by exploring the exciting area in and around where you work. Remember to share your experiences with us and #LiveYourLunchBreak to the full… you’ve earned it!