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The Best Spas in London: A Luxurious Escape in the City

by Stacy D

We all need some tender loving care and what better way to pamper yourself than having a moment of tranquillity to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life? If you’re yearning for spa breaks, London has you covered with its endless options of must-visit spas.

The Bulgari Spa

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bulgari Spa represents sheer luxury in the prestigious Knightsbridge area. The subterranean oasis in the Bulgari Hotel London – with a sleek marble interior, is regarded as a pinnacle of the wellness scene and one of the best spas in London. Among the standout features of this lavish basement oasis is a stunning 25-square-metre swimming pool adorned with mosaic tiles, a rejuvenating vitality pool, and a total of 11 private treatment rooms, one of which is a luxurious double spa suite. The spa offers an array of treatments that include cutting-edge options such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and soothing Infra-red Deep Tissue Massage.

Address: 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW

Price: From £85

Agua Spa at Sea Containers London

 
 
 
 
 
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Agua Spa is a haven dedicated to holistic wellness, offering a harmonious blend of physical therapies and emotional and spiritual well-being. Hidden beneath the Sea Containers London, the all-white retreat with its Art Deco interior and Tom Dixon artwork at its centre is a multi-sensory sanctuary perfect for those wanting supreme calmness. Immerse yourself in a range of therapeutic treatments, including restorative massages, revitalising prebiotic facials, and the invigorating Hedgerow Scrub & Back Massage. Guests looking to extend their self-care routine from the comfort of their own homes can purchase products from their organic product line sold in-house.

Address: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD

Price: From £60

ESPA Life at Corinthia

 
 
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia

Situated in the prestigious Corinthia, ESPA Life stands as one of the most expansive high-end spas in London. As you step through the imposing swing doors, a sense of serenity envelops you, transporting you far away from the urban chaos. The unique spa house offers an array of customised wellness programs, encompassing fitness, nutrition, and spa treatments, ensuring that you depart feeling revitalised. Spread across four floors, it adopts a holistic approach to induce a profound state of relaxation, offering a comprehensive range of offerings, from cryotherapy to acupuncture to mindfulness sessions. If the treatments aren’t on the menu, come for the vast Thermal Suite, a black-marbled space featuring a steam room and the hydro pool.

Address: Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD

Price: From £175

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel

 
 
 
 
 
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Perhaps one of the most posh London spas, this wellness facility is your escape from the city. The epitome of luxury, you get a sense of what the hotel is all about as you walk into the 19th-century building and are welcomed to an earth-coloured marbled-floor lobby featuring red walls. Treatment rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views over Hyde Park, so if we were you, we’d keep the curtains open.  Immersive in a sound bath healing session, have deep sleep massage – their signature treatment – or try the revitalising rose crystal anti-pollution facial.

Address: Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD

Price: From £175

Aman Spa at The Connaught

 
 
 
 
 
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Amman Spa, located below the lobby within The Connaught, offers a unique experience with treatments that draw inspiration from ancient healing traditions of China, Thailand, India, and the Americas. What sets this London spa apart is its intimate setting, boasting only five treatment rooms. This allows for a more personalised and tranquil spa experience for guests looking for privacy. In addition to the wide range of 50 treatments available, including the CBD Massage and Holistic Plant Based Facial, guests are also welcome to enjoy the 60-ft swimming pool, steam room, and fitness centre.

Address: The Connaught, 16 Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL

Price: From £195

The Dorchester Spa

 
 
 
 
 
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Located on Park Lane, one of London’s most famous streets, you can expect nothing but the best at the Dorchester. Step inside the notorious hotel and you’ll find a luxurious haven with creamy walls and rose gold furnishings. This wellness retreat is a favourite amongst many of Mayfair’s residents, offering sought-after Carol Joy treatments where traditional myofascial techniques meet high-class service. Regarded by some as the best spa in London, you can experience their bespoke facials, including the Caviar and Collagen Cocoon, or the 24-carat Gold Massage executed using bespoke signature oils. If you’re an expecting mother, try their ishga Pre And Post-Natal Massage suitable from week 14+.

Address: 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA

Price: From £70

AIRE Ancient Baths London

 
 
 
 
 
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There’s a great selection of cool spas in London and AIRE Ancient Baths is one of them. Stepping into Peter Pan author JM Barrie’s former house in Covent Garden may not have been on your bingo card, but it’s one for the books. Inspired by Roman baths, the eclectic subterranean basement-level spa, with its candle-lit staircase, relaxes your mind and body in one of the unique health and wellness retreats in the city. Explore the thermal baths, all with different temperatures, ice-cold plunges, a salt-rich pool where you can float weightlessly, a bubbly hydrotherapy pool and, of course, an aroma-filled steam room. For a unique experience, the Wine Bath Experience is probably your best bet. The hour-long treatment consists of a wine bath, a cranium massage and wine tasting with cheese pairing. 

Address: 2-3 Robert St, London WC2N 6BH

Price: From £120

Akasha Spa at Hotel Café Royal

 
 
 
 
 
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Akasha Spa was awarded England’s Best Hotel Spa at the 2023 World Spa Awards and that’s saying something. This wellness sanctuary whisks you away to a different world where a Moroccan-style hammam, a tranquil 18 metre (60 ft) long pool, a jacuzzi and a sauna can be found. Choose from their selective treatments, such as the Valmont Energy Facial – Vitality of the Glaciers, where Western techniques meet ancient Eastern traditions. Alternatively, their hammam experiences, including the Orange Blossom Signature Hammam with Facial are bound to leave you feeling refreshed. 

Address: Hotel Café Royal, 50 Regent St., London W1B 5AS

Price: From £95

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

 
 
 
 
 
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The Mandarin Oriental, a stone’s throw away from Harrods, is a bastion of sophistication and its popular spa reflects that. The spa is spread across two floors and is home to a vitality pool, steam room, sauna and relaxation lounge, not to mention 13 spacious treatment rooms. Experience the Oriental Qi, a relaxing full body and face massage that helps balance the nervous system to promote health, using ancient Chinese techniques. Or stop by the renowned Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani: Cure Studio for much-needed care for your hands and feet.

Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Price: From £90

Chuan Body + Soul

 
 
 
 
 
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A spa hotel in London, you’ll find the aesthetically pleasing Chuan Body + Soul just minutes from Oxford Circus. Despite its central location, the wellness space inside the Langham Hotel offers a moment of serenity amidst the bustle. The spa boasts a 16-metre swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room, and a small yet curated selection of some of the best spa treatments for relaxation. Their remedies are underpinned by traditional Chinese medicine of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. You can expect rituals like the 24 Kt Golden Opulence by AMRA and Chuan Stone Therapy.

Address: 2 Cavendish Pl, London W1B 3DE

Price: From £130

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