The Secret Rooftop Garden at The Berkeley, London

The Berkeley, London, rooftop gardenUntil September, city-weary Londoners can venture to The Berkeley’s rooftop for a little taste of the British countryside in the heart of Knightsbridge. Award-winning florist McQueens has transformed the hotel’s spa terrace into an idyllic picnic spot, where British summer favorites can be savored in stylish deck chairs. (Think home-made lemon iced tea and wild strawberries with cream). To quote The Berkeley’s website: “Birds will be singing, birch trees and wild lavender growing and a special picnic menu will be on hand to complete a day in the country, in the heart of the city!”

In fact, The Berkeley Health Club and Spa has partnered with skincare brand Green & Spring so their signature treatments are available through the entire summer. One of the spa treatment rooms has morphed into named The Green & Spring Cottage, redesigned with chic rural accents. Guests can indulge in a selection of treatments incorporating products made from native flowers and herbs. The 90-minute Green & Spring Indulgence’, for example, uses lavender, oats and lemon balm.

Suggested Articles:

With the virus outbreak, tourism has nosedived with cancellations of tens of thousands of flights. Here's what it could mean for the summer games.

The U.S. State Department warns that travelers should not rely on repatriation flights as an option for U.S. citizens under risk of quarantine.

All retreats include twice-daily yoga sessions, daily spa treatments and specially designed healthy “yogic menus” for breakfast, lunch and dinner.