London has made way for a wave of ultra-relaxing spas. London hotels are even jumping on the bandwagon and digging up their basements to include one in the building so hotel guests can relax with a hot massage after a tiring day of sightseeing.The increasingly hectic pace of living in
If you are visiting London in the near future, find a swanky London spa with the following guide.
Espa Life spa at The Corinthia / image source
This new four-floor spa is located in central London near the Houses of Parliament in Whitehall. The high cost of treatments (facial £98, massage £95) are reflected in the swanky décor, with marble sweeping the reception and changing areas, a fire in the spacious relaxation area and over-sized doors which all add to the feeling of indulgence.
This spa’s ethos is to ensure the health and wellbeing of their clientele in addition to making them feel relaxed and pampered.
Spas for men
Porchester Spa, Queensway /image credit
This laid-back, unpretentious spa is men-friendly – and operates a pay-as-you go scheme thanks to Westminster Council’s contribution.
The massages are good for the more athletic individual, loosening muscles and leaving the customer feeling invigorated. While the relaxation areas are nothing special, with plastic chairs to lounge on, the treatments are worth their money.
Massages cost around £25 – perfectly affordable for the occasional treat or pick me up.
When it comes to views, the Park Lane Four Seasons Hotel spa is unbeatable. Situated on the top (10th floor), this contemporarily designed facility provides saunas overlooking Hyde Park .
Starting at £99 for a 60 minute massage or facial, this London spa provides spacious changing facilities and free water, but after a first visit the style which makes the spa outstanding loses its spark.
Best beauty therapists
Eve Lom runs her own salon but for those visiting London she can be found at Durrants Hotel, George Street. Her speciality is facials, focusing on the gut to produce amazing feeling skin that lasts for weeks. The treatments are a pricey £250 a go, but if you opt for her assistant you can get a similar effect for £145.
May Fair Spa and Hotel, Green Park / image credit
To experience a truly out of this world spa day, May Fair Spa – situated on lower floor of this London hotel – provides one of the most relaxing environments to unwind in.
A hot stone massage is a must when visiting this spa – with therapists using herbal oils and hot stones to create a harmonious and rejuvenating effect.
At a more affordable price, the May Fair spa really delivers everything you would expect from a swanky London spa, a hot stone massage typically costs £60.
A hub for the rich and famous, this West London spa is known for it’s natural fake-tan treatments, with Kelly Brook among the clientele. For the popular £95.00 Sunrise Application treatment, fake tan is applied after a full body exfoliation which leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and helps to produce a long lasting and even effect.