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Spotlight on Northgate

If you haven’t visited Northgate lately, let’s tempt you to take a wander.

The picturesque street in the shadow of historic King’s School and part of the King’s Mile is the place to go if you need some serious self-care.

The Northgate Wellness Clinic has been supporting the city with alternative and complementary therapies for 25 years, and help clients approach health care from a less invasive and more holistic perspective.

Focusing on both physical and mental health, their services include reflexology and chiropractic, hypnotherapy, thought field therapy, and emotional freedom techniques. They also specialise in women’s health care with hormonal and fertility treatments.

And the Clinic is not alone; Northgate is building a reputation for its holistic health services, with both The Natural Order and The Standing Tree Clinic providing acupuncture, cupping, and physiotherapy. There are also plenty of places for a glow-up. Award-wining hair and beauty services are available at The Chair, while bespoke styling is par the course at Oliveira. Build your tan at The Sun House, and there are three barber shops to keep the chaps looking dapper.

Northgate is full of unique independent stores and tasty treats. This year marks the 20th anniversary for Madame Oiseau Fine Chocolates and her beautiful handmade sweet treats, and Dice and Destiny is the place to go for the latest RPG games and instore gaming sessions. If you need a little sparkle in your life, make an appointment at Atelier Bonbon’s artisan jewellery studio.

Foodies head to Tamago for Japanese soul food, A La Turka for Turkish dishes, Posillipo for authentic Italian delicacies, Saint Smokey’s BBQ with a Caribbean twist, The Thomas Tallis for outstanding real ales, and for drinks, brunch, burgers and big nights out it has to be the historic Penny Theatre. And the frequent queues out of the door at Fringe + Ginge should be an indication of how good the coffee scene is in the quarter. It even got a write up in The Observer Food Monthly!

A buzzing mini-quarter that’s putting health, wellness and damn fine coffee first for shoppers.