The Best Manicures & Pedicures In London

By Rebecca Cox

1 year ago

Treat yourself

In need of a nail makeover? Look no further than our round-up of the best mani-pedis in London. Whether it’s the best luxury manicures in town or tip-top pedicures at our favourite London spas, book in some pamper time, pronto.

The Best Manicures & Pedicures in London

Iris Avenue

Mani-pedis are served up with cocktails, smoothies and cups of coffee at Fitzrovia salon Iris Avenue. Step into its gorgeously colourful, Art Deco-inspired interiors and let yourself be led to the bar (for a pre-appointment drink), before the beauty team whizz you away for your treatments. Iris Avenue specialises in manicures and pedicures, as well as threading, lashes, waxing, massages and more. Manicures come with funky nail art in a colour and design of your choice; see the salon’s Instagram page for inspiration or ask your nail technician for some suggestions. You can also upgrade your pedi for the full works by opting for the Baby Feet Pedicure – think buffing, filing and a complete callus crack-down as well as the classic toe painting.

Where? 32 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS


Close up of hands and blue nails

Blush + Blow, Fulham

A welcome addition to a stylish parade of shops in between Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green, Blush + Blow is a local neighbourhood salon offering nail and hair services. The atmosphere is buzzy but not too busy so that you can’t relax and enjoy your treatments – the shop has a constant stream of regular customers popping in and out with their pampered pooches, who are welcomed by the friendly staff with treats (as is the human customer). Visit Blush + Blow for a speedy and impeccable shellac manicure. The selection of polishes is good, and the technicians are to be trusted with colour advice. Plus, if you’re heading out that evening too, book in a blowdry with Vanessa who’ll work wonders on all types of hair, whilst you get your nails done.

Where? 197-199 New Kings Road, London SW6 4SR


Blush + Blow, Fulham

Nails & Brows

A swanky salon spread over two floors and hidden behind glamorous Berkeley Square, Nails & Brows has only been open for a few years but already boasts the likes of Meghan Markle, Halle Berry and Lady Gaga as loyal customers. It’s pricey but it’s the best – each manicure is bespoke, the nail technicians even going as far as creating customised colour blends to find an exact match for your skin tone. This is the perfect place to experiment with nail art thanks to staff’s impeccable taste and faultless technique – try gold leaf elegantly applied atop the perfect pink, or individual flecks of glitter adorning your cuticles. Prepare for a barrage of compliments.

Where? 31 Berkeley Street Mayfair, London W1J 8EJ


Nails & Brows Mayfair

Agua Spa at Sea Containers London

Renowned for its holistic, forward-thinking approach to wellbeing, the multi-sensory Agua Spa is the perfect spot if you want to unwind while your hands and feet get a little TLC. The classic spa mani-pedi includes a seasonal herbal scrub and massage with nourishing body butter of rosemary, St John’s wort, marigold and lemon balm, while the hot oil version uses Japanese techniques (aka, no nail polish) to utterly nourish the skin and cuticles.

Where? Sea Containers London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD


Young LDN, Notting Hill

Is there a greater joy than sitting back and catching up on all the Netflix series you’ve been too busy to watch? How about if you could do that while also getting your bi-weekly mani? Notting Hill’s hippest beauty destination offers just that, and it’s just as dreamy as it sounds. Pop on their noise-cancelling Beats headphones and tune into your favourite series courtesy of the iPads stationed at every nail booth while expert techinicians buff, file and paint away – no small talk necessary. Heaven.

Where? 228 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH



Cowshed Carnaby

If you can’t make the pilgrimage to Babington House for a quick mani-pedi, check in to a Cowshed Spa at Primrose Hill or Shoreditch House and give your hands or feet a treat. If you’re in a hurry, a quick polish change is only 30 minutes, but the ultimate Cowshed manicure includes exfoliating treatments and a scalp and shoulder massage. There’s a fully stocked bar to enjoy, too – perfect when you’re waiting for those nails to dry before diving back into the busy city.

Where? Multiple locations, see here


Cowshed Spa, Carnaby - Best Manicures & Pedicures

Margaret Dabbs

The pioneer of the medical pedicure; you know your feet are in safe hands with Margaret Dabbs. For the ultimate treat (a necessity at least once a year, pre-summer, preferably) book in for Margaret Dabbs’ medi-pedi. Carried out by professional podiatrists, your feet will be given a complete overhaul, with the perfect finish to boot.

Where? Multiple locations, see here


Margaret Dabbs London

Guys & Dolls Parlour, Shoreditch

The perfect beautifying spot for both men and women, this gorgeous retro parlour is set just off Brick Lane. A quick file and polish is just £12, but while you’re in, why not try their 45-minute reflexology treatment on for size?

Where? Multiple locations, see here


London Grace

Nails, coffee and cocktails? Sounds pretty perfect! Upon returning from New York, Kirsten Hazell spotted a gap in the market for a luxury nail bar which offers all three – transforming your regular nail appointments from being something of a chore to a great way of catching up with friends, with a few drinks thrown in! London Grace now has five locations in London, all open late and with plenty of space for you and your friends to all sit together (great for an alternative birthday celebration, check out their party packages). The manicures are top notch, using their own formaldehyde-free lacquers to ensure healthy as well as beautiful nails – and the Lychee Martinis are pretty fabulous too.

Where? Multiple locations, see here


London Grace Nails

DryBy, Marylebone

The downstairs of swanky hair salon DryBy is home to one of London’s best-kept beauty secrets. A favourite of Vogue staffers, the manicures are both luxurious and thorough, made extra special by the beautiful nail art that they specialise in. It’s elegant and modern as opposed to tacky, with metallic geometric lines painted onto millennial pink nails or cute little symbols stencilled on – each one is bespoke. They’ve just launched an exciting nail art collection with Alex Steinherr, beauty director of Glamour, so you can choose from 8 nail looks that’ll have you staring at your hands for days.

Where? 74 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7RZ


DryBy Nails

Featured image: Iris Avenue