10 Best Spas In London


 

1. Caudalie Spa

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Perfect for dropping in during your Covent Garden shopping trip, the Boutique Caudalie day spa is a cosy little oasis in the middle of the bustling shopping district. Located underneath the well stocked Caudalie store, the spa’s treatment rooms are plush and comfortable, staffed by friendly and knowledgeable therapists. Everything is decorated in Caudalie’s signature rich, relaxing purple, which creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

Despite using plenty of premium Caudalie products, the Boutique’s treatment menu is relatively affordable, with experiences starting from £40. Their radiance facial is also available as an express 30 minute option, perfect for fitting into your busy schedule. Each treatment is powered by the Caudalie values, which is a commitment to natural and effective beauty, powered by the many health benefits of grapes and grape seeds.

Each luxurious facial is tailored to the specific needs of your skin, whether that’s improving radiance, reducing wrinkles or smoothing texture. If it’s a body treatment you’re after, Boutique Caudalie offers a transformative range which involve scrubs, massage and scented plant oils.

Address: 39 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9DD
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm, Sunday: 12 – 5pm
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2. Glow Bar

One of London’s trendiest new spa destinations, Glow Bar takes global wellness secrets and provides them to hip young Londoners at their candy pink, L.A.-cool shop in Fitzrovia. Founder Sasha Sabapathy has lived on three different continents and brings her wealth of wellbeing expertise to this fun destination, said to be an essential go-to place for stress management.

You won’t find an extensive treatment menu here, as Glow Bar is all about one thing: saunas. And not just any sauna, but infrared saunas, the latest breakthrough in wellness technology. While regular saunas heat the air around you, infrared saunas use infrared waves in order to directly heat the body. This results in a much gentler way of getting hot, which produces far more detoxifying sweat and less of the discomfort of breathing heated air.

Gwyneth Paltrow in one of their infrared saunas, image sourced from their official Instagram

A trip to the infrared sauna is a regular appointment for trendy coastal Americans, but the technique has been slow to move across the pond. As such, Glow Bar is one of an exclusive handful of spas which offer this treatment.

Address: 70 Mortimer St, Marylebone, London W1W 7RY
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 8pm, Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: Closed
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3. Cloud Twelve

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If you like your spas brand spanking new and utterly chic, then Cloud Twelve in Notting Hill will provide the whole package. Opening just last year, this boutique, independent spa is tucked down the end of a quiet mews street in the fashionable Notting Hill neighbourhood. As you turn the corner into the street, it’s hard to miss the royal blue exterior and floor to ceiling windows which catch the eye straight away.

Describing itself as a ‘wellness and lifestyle club,’ Cloud Twelve offers memberships to luxury facilities for all the family, from a nail salon and spa for adults, to a play area and learning zone for the little ones.

Luckily, both members and non-members are welcome at the spa. The chic and compact space is designed to be as peaceful as possible, even at busier times. Sauna and steam rooms provide a relaxing space to unwind. Make sure to also try the unique salt room. This space is strictly adults only, so feel free to relax and enjoy as the kids enjoy the facilities tailored just for them. If you’re hungry after your treatment, the onsite brasserie provides fresh and healthy dishes to revive yourself and kick start the rest of your day.

Address: 2 – 5 Colville Mews, Notting Hill, London W11 2DA
Opening times: Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 7pm, Thursday: 9am – 8pm, Friday – Saturday: 9am – 7pm, Sunday: 9am – 6pm
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4. Lush Spa

If you’re tired of visiting run of the mill spas which all look the same, Lush Spa is a perfect place to shake things up. Lush have been tearing up the rule book for all things beauty since 1995, and today are a brand which are world famous for their unique beauty products, unbeatable fragrances and fun inventions. Each branch is a haven of chic decor in a laid-back atmosphere, all drenched in that signature Lush scent.

Treatments range from £40 for an energising full-body treatment, to £300 for a comprehensive experience with multiple stages.The spa also offers a selection of ‘Lunchtime treats,’ treatments designed to get you in and out in less than the space of your lunch hour. Perfect if you work in the area and fancy some indulgent me time during your break.

So whether you’re treating yourself to a quick pick me up, or looking for the ultimate spa package, the Lush spa will have something for you.

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5. Banya No.1

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Claiming to be London’s first traditional Russian bath house, Banya No. 1 offers a Russian twist on the everyday spa experience. Located in Old Street, Banya No. 1 is out of the way of the usual tourist trap destinations, making your visit a good way to see a different part of London.

The quiet, wood panelled rooms offer a different kind of spa experience. It’s intensely relaxing and rejuvenating, with authentic natural treatments on offer. A 2 hour banya session starts at just £30, making this an affordable yet quality spa option

Banyas are an essential part of Russian culture, with most Russian city dwellers visiting a communal banya at least once a week, and rural families building their own by hand. Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with the banya routine, as the website offers a comprehensive step by step guide for newcomers, with friendly staff who are always happy to help.

Address: 17 Micawber St, Hoxton, London N1 7TB
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 11pm
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6. Cowshed

Cowshed at Clarendon Cross, image sourced from their official website

If you’re tired of the concrete streets and brick buildings of London’s sprawling metropolis, Cowshed’s many spas across London provide the perfect escape to the countryside, without you even having to leave the city. Each branch is decked out with rustic wood panelling, shabby chic decor and farmhouse inspired furniture.

The Cowshed brand is known and trusted by many for its gentle and natural products, which feel premium but remain at a more affordable price tag. Each treatment uses their products, so you can be assured of a quality experience.

The Scandinavian chic treatment rooms are the perfect place to relax, whether you’ve opted for and manicure or pedicure, or a full body salt scrub or massage. If you’re after some serious results, some branches also offer vitamin drips, LED phototherapy and other high-powered treatments from around the world. Either way, the Cowshed brand guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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7. Porchester Spa

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Proud to be one of London’s oldest bathing houses, Porchester Spa takes you back to the earlier days of spas, when bathing and relaxation were a sociable and communal experience which the whole family and community could enjoy. While these days you’re unlikely to have a chance encounter with a friend or neighbour here, you can still enjoy the spa facilities just as generations of people have done.

Other than a painstaking restoration in order to preserve its unique period features, the Spa has been serving bathers since 1929, and still delivers today, housed in an iconic, instantly recognisable Grade II listed building. The no-nonsense treatments will appeal to both men and women, many of whom flock for miles to visit this most unique of spas.

Address: Queensway, London W2 5HS
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 10am – 10pm
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8. Agua Spa at The Sanderson

Located right in the beating heart of London, The Sanderson Hotel’s Agua Spa is a multi award winning 10,000 square foot paradise of relaxation.

Offering 14 treatment rooms with a range of state of the art facilities, including private slumber pods, the Agua Spa is the ultimate destination for spa fans. Their hanging chairs make the perfect Instagram photo, which their gentle swaying adds to the relaxing atmosphere.

The spa is also the only place in the UK where you can receive spa treatments by NUXE, the luxury French skincare brand. All this quality and chicness doesn’t come at a low price, so the Agua Spa is perfect for a luxury gift for a special someone, or as part of an indulgent trip to London.

Address: 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 8pm
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9. KXU Medispa

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The KXU Medispa is located within KXU, one of Chelsea’s trendiest fitness destinations. With its tagline as “not just a spa,” the Medispa offers state of the art technology in its treatments, designed for rest and recovery after one of the studio’s many strenuous fitness classes. Among the most popular treatments available are cryotherapy and the infrared sauna, where you can alternatively freeze and heat yourself to sculpted perfection. Also on offer are tailored massages for all your muscular ailments, and a comprehensive aesthetic clinic offering age defying cosmetic and therapeutic treatments.

Address: 241 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 06:30am – 10pm, Saturday: 8am – 8pm, Sunday: 9am – 7pm
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10. The House Of Elemis

This luxury day spa is situated in the centre of Mayfair in an elegant townhouse. Londoners and tourists alike flock to this destination to experience Elemis’s famous treatments. Recently renovated, the surroundings are smart and chic, the perfect escape from busy Central London.

In conjunction with their high powered skincare designed to get results, Elemis treatments are all about improving the skin you have in order to look and feel your best, whatever your age. Their therapists are highly trained to diagnose a full spectrum of skin complaints, and administer the perfect facial to sort out any issues and leave you feeling relaxed and confident.

Address: 2 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair, London W1S 1EX
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 10:30am – 9pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm
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