The Best Nail Salons in London

Where to get the best Manicures in London

Whether you’re a French tips fan or an OPI addict, here’s where to get the best manicures in London

By Abbie Schofield

There’s no better pick-me-up than a manicure. While UV lamps and other technologies for DIY at-home manicures have been all the rage lately, its just not the same as sitting down in a salon for an hour of pampering. If you’re looking for a high-quality manicure that will last, head to one of London’s luxe salons. Popular with influencers, celebrities and beauty experts alike, these nail salons are where anyone in the know heads for a mani-pedi. From the people who did Meghan Markle’s wedding nails to a hidden gem just by Harrods, here are the best nail salons in the city.

Where to Get the Best Manicures in London



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Townhouse is the go-to for a high-quality manicure in the heart of Soho. Boasting hospital-grade sterilisation techniques, Instagram-friendly decor and even friendlier service, this first class salon makes getting a manicure a truly pleasurable experience rather than a beauty chore. There’s even a ‘nailfie’ (nail selfie) bar for you to snap the finished results.


Urban Retreat


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Urban Retreat is a stone’s throw from Harrods and, as the name suggests, is a heavenly retreat away from the bustling streets of Knightsbridge. The tall townhouse boasts everything from a hair salon to massage treatment rooms (we love the Khera-Griggs Cleanse Clinic too). There’s also a stunning CND Nail Lab where you can get a top notch manicure with the option of full exfoliation, masks, hot towels and a 20 minute massage.


Cloud Twelve


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This family-friendly Notting Hill wellness club has a stunning spa, plant-based cafe, beauty salon and an interactive play zone for children. Perfect for a day of relaxation, the Cloud Twelve salon uses cruelty-free, vegan Nailberry and EVO polishes for their manicures.




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DryBy did Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex’s nails for her wedding. If that doesn’t convince you to pay a visit to their Mortimer Street salon, we don’t know what will. The perfect location for a post-shopping mani or pedi, DryBy can do everything from intricate designs to classic shades.


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