The UK capital can be a stressful city at times – but not when you give yourself time to mix business with pleasure at these spa hotels in London.
These luxury spa hotels in London offer havens of relaxation in the midst of the metropolis, refreshing and refocusing your body and mind so you can get the best out of your visit.
Bvlgari Spa – a lush London spa hotel
Bulgari has long been a byword for opulent quality, and the Bulgari Hotel’s plush, award-winning Knightsbridge spa hotel is no exception.
Advanced five-star treatments for beauty, grooming and health enhancement are centred on a holistic, overall view of your wellness, including massage and skincare techniques that use exclusive products. For those seeking next-level luxury, Bulgari can even provide a 24-karat gold facial to help you (literally) feel golden.
This enormous 2000 square-meter palace of pampering also looks the part; a palette of onyx, oak and Vicenza stone creates an
Agua Bathhouse & Spa – a playful spa hotel
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Billing itself as a “spa playground” for visitors, agua puts the focus on curated, personalized treatments that bring together exclusive collaborations between the spa’s experts and niche health brands. Read: a unique experience for every guest, in an equally unique setting. An extensive menu of therapies includes luxurious manicure/pedicures, oil and mud treatments and a couple’s massage complete with champagne and chocolate fondue.
Finally, the sigh-inducing design of this spa can’t be ignored – just feast your eyes on the soothing, playful droplet sculpture, courtesy of renowned Mondrian London designer Tom Dixon. When it comes to spa hotels in London, it might just be in a league of its own.
Bamford Haybarn Spa – a hotel spa where traditional meets modern
Drawing on its own rich heritage and ethos, The Berkeley’s Bamford Haybarn Spa in Knightsbridge blends the comfort of old-fashioned tradition with the revitalizing power of modern spa treatments. To understand its vision, take a look at the candles and carefully arranged hay bales that line the walls of its rooms – this is a little piece of rural relaxation, a country retreat in the heart of the big city.
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As far as London spa days go, these keep one foot firmly in the great outdoors.
Ned’s Club Spa – a luxury spa hotel experience
The same diversity is true of its Club Spa, billed as a one-stop-shop for women and men’s beauty and grooming. Here, a series of branded, high-quality treatment stations vie for your attention inside a lush wood-panelled interior. Specialist spa treatments from massage to LED phototherapy can be enjoyed at Cowshed, while all things nail-related are covered by Cheeky. For gents, Ned’s Barber opens the door to an old-school haircut, while ladies can also give themselves some TLC at Ned’s Parlour.
Star of the show is the special Moroccan Hammam treatment, designed to revitalise with precious ointments and fragrances. And if all this choice is a little overwhelming, you can always make your mind up while swimming in their glorious, 20-metre indoor pool.
Akasha – spa hotel in central London
There’s central London…and there’s central London. Even by the standards of other spa hotels in London, Hotel Café Royal is outrageously central, with the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus just outside your door.
Yet despite being so close to the pulse, its Akasha spa is a lovingly-crafted oasis of peace and relaxation for visitors. Western and Eastern spa traditions come together to marvelous effect here – choose from all the massage, facial and body treatments you’d expect, plus some genuine rarities. Akasha places a strong emphasis on aromatherapy and hydrotherapy and features London’s first Watsu pool for tailored treatments and guided meditation. Balance out the buzz of your central London adventures with a last minute spa break here, and enjoy the best of both worlds in style and comfort.
Four Seasons Hotel London – a spa experience unlike any other
“We can arrange virtually anything” declares the Four Seasons Hotel London’s spa website, and judging by the amazing range of treatments and features on offer here, it isn’t an empty boast.
As luxury spa hotels go, the Four Seasons collection has long been prized – and their Park Lane property maintains the five-star standards you’d expect while also giving guests one of the best views in the capital. Gazing out onto the greenery of Hyde Park, the hotel’s exclusive Sky Suites are designed to make you feel on top of the world as you unwind in lavish, tranquil surroundings.
Treatments are also suitably high-end; from a signature four-hands massage delivered by two skilled massage therapists at once to an award-winning gold-hydrating facial to refresh and rejuvenate.
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