If you spend your lunch break Googling cat memes or grabbing a soggy sarnie then you need to read this. Those precious 60 minutes could be much better spent by learning a new skill, pampering yourself, or just catching up on things you’ve been meaning to do for months…
Make some music
Stroll into the magical Winter Gardens and you’ll stumble across a sparkling Yamaha piano that’s ideal for a quick tinkle on the ivories. Just don’t get too carried away or you might forget to go back to work!
Get a brand-new look
Discover the makeup colours and techniques that work for you with a free 15-minute makeover at The Body Shop. Then you can slink back into the office looking glam. Perfect if you’re heading out for the evening.
Take some pamper time
Sixty minutes is plenty of time to get your nails done or even have a mini facial, so why not slot a bit of pampering into your lunch break? Clarins at Debenhams offers a range of indulgent treatments that take around 30 minutes and are priced £25 each, while PURE Spa & Beauty offers a 30-minute pedicure for £30.
Build a burrito lunch
Those lovely people at Tortilla don’t want you to suffer from boring lunch syndrome, so they let you build the burrito of your dreams. Choose your meat or veggie filling, select your level of spice, then add in vegetables, beans, sauces or cheese. We’re hungry just thinking about it. Priced from £5.40.
Do something sweet
Feeling generous? Nip down to Krispy Kreme and buy a round of donuts for your team. It’ll probably take a full hour to choose the ones you want. Priced from £9.95 for a box.