Reviving Retreats with Savse smoothies & Urban Curiosity 


Imagine a day to focus on nothing and no-one except you and your desires.

Give yourself permission to not be in charge.


Reclaim time for thinking. Leave routine, ruts and responsibilities behind. 

See things differently.

This is your antidote to life in the fast lane. Are you coming? 



Wednesday 5 April or Saturday 30 September 2017 | 12-4.30pm

The Hoxton Hotel, Holborn is the perfect base from which to explore the Big Smoke. It's got a buzzy vibe in the foyer where we'll meet before setting off to tune into the city en route to lunch. Your retreat is about relaxing and opening up to possibility.

Focus on how your body feels.

What messages does it want to tell you, if only you'd stop long enough to listen?

Let's explore London: the hidden pockets and obvious places that never cease to delight. Find inspiration in the cityscape and discover hidden places of tranquility and nature.


This retreat was exactly what I needed to avoid burnout and press the reset button. Clare created a no pressure environment and I had the absolute pleasure to connect with ladies who I now consider friends.
— Aimee DuFresne, author and coach

Your Retreat Host

Disappearing from your family and friends is a big deal, I know. That's why I've created a retreat to fit in with your busy life. 

Learn more about why I created this retreat here.

Learn more about why I created this retreat here.

Hello. I'm Clare Barry. 

I'm a Londoner, anti-burnout expert and the founder of Urban Curiosity. 

A Reviving Retreat is the kind I needed back when I climbed the career ladder by day, wrote novels by night and had a one-way ticket to burnout. 

If you're tired and craving a distraction-free break to focus on just you, this escape is what you need. 

Find peace and inspiration in the capital. 

Return home rested and revived. I can't wait to meet you.


How we'll spend our time together

A stroll, a workshop, delicious meal + plenty of time for daydreaming 


Find out what “mindfulness” actually means, and how mindfulness can shift your mood and boost your creativity and productivity (without throwing your computer into the bin or meditate on top of a mountain!

Discover how to create a more balanced relationship with technology, so that technology becomes a helpful tool, not a perpetual distraction and energy-drain.

Best of all, we'll explore how to listen to our intuition and reclaim time and headspace for the priorities that truly matter so that you can achieve more in less time, but without burning yourself into the ground. 


Whether you consider yourself creative or not, discover the pleasure that comes from doodling, dipping brushes in vibrant ink pots, tearing images out of magazines, folding thick paper, daubing the page with stamps covered in rainbow inkpad.

Enjoy the delight of creative expression without any attachment to it being 'good'. 

No sharing, no judgement - just dipping, stamping, cutting, glueing, dabbing, stippling? Oh! Yum yum yum. Plus, you'll create a tiny book by the end of your retreat, I'll show you how. It will be a memento and manifesto.


Food & Drink

Nourish your body and fuel your creativity with a delicious meal at Vanilla Black, one of the London's most innovative vegetarian restaurants. Reflect on how mindful eating feels.

Taste all the flavours and textures. Feel full and satisfied.

Leave room for an afternoon snack: a cuppa and a bite of something delightful at The Counter at The Delaunay.


Spa Experience

Leave Covent Garden to the tourists and step into the sanctuary of The Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa. Take your pick from hair, nails, facial, or body treatment.

Forget you're in the middle of a frenetic city thanks to the spacious interior and the calming vibe.

The Aveda holistic style to treatments blends a Western approach with ancient Eastern traditions. Leave with that zen feeling you crave. 

The Urban Curiosity Founder was far from the tie-dyed, dread-locked, ‘I spent one week in an Ashram’ mindfulness leader I had been expecting. She was an everyday Londoner, someone who had been there, done that and could talk to us without being condescending. The tips she gave us were easily applicable and relatable to everyday life.
— Designmynight

Thank you for creating such a generous and warm welcoming space for us all. So much of what I realised that day is still sinking in for me – I feel like the curtain has been pulled back in so many ways. It was a privilege to get to know you.
— A Londoner

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