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London spas you have to visit

London has so much to offer, and amongst it all there are some exceptional London spas to visit as well. Here are six favourites to consider for your next city spa break…

London has so much to offer. Whether you live and work in the city or are visiting on holiday, there’s always more to discover. There are plenty of things to do, with each location feeling like a different city in its own right, from Camden to Kensington, art galleries to theatres, nights out and plenty of retail therapy, and amongst it all there are some exceptional London spas to visit as well. Here are six favourites to consider for your next city spa break…

the landmark

Spa at The Landmark London

This well known hotel near Regents Park, Oxford Street and Bond Street, is well placed for exploring London. However, its spa is also a destination in its own right. Described as a luxury wellness centre, thanks to its array of facilities, including a beautiful pool and a secret hideaway - you will have to visit to find out more. Spa treatments are from Germaine de Capuccini - one of Europe’s leading skin care houses, so it really is a beautiful fusion of wellness and total pampering.

Soholistic Spa

Soholistic Spa Ham Yard Hotel

With the distinct style of interior designer Kit Kemp, Soholistic Spa Ham Yard Hotel is a characterful, luxury London spa retreat in the heart of Mayfair. The hotel is almost a village in its own right, complete with 91 individually designed bedrooms and suites, there are 24 apartments within the ‘village’ and 13 independent stores around it. Unique features include a drawing room, a library, a rooftop terrace, a theatre, private event rooms and the hotel’s very own bowling alley. The Soholistic Spa is stylish, relaxed and all about the treatments. They use Temple Spa for their beautiful therapies, all with a Mediterranean twist to carry into a splendid spa heaven.


Sofitel So SPA

In a former Lloyds Bank subsidiary owned by The Crown Estate, Sofitel St James is the architectural embodiment of English heritage, but with a distinctly Parisian flourish. On a calm street within walking distance of Piccadilly Circus, the hotel includes the Sofitel So SPA, which is a small but perfectly formed experience that’s perfect for romantic breaks. With marble tables, a glass of Kir Royale in hand and three floors offering different experiences, it’s a real treat. There is one suite with a hot tub, one for dual treatments, and a plethora of therapies using Carita, Cinq Mondes, and Mama Mio products.


Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at Hotel Cafe Royal

Every bit as grand as the name suggests, Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at Hotel Cafe Royal is a sanctuary in the middle of London. Designed around the elements, the spa takes a 360 degree approach to personal wellbeing with therapist experience encompassing everything from personal training and nutrition to reiki and meditation. The treatments are beautiful, the pool is spectacular, fitness is high tech and the architecture is completely enchanting. No wonder this is a location that’s attracted everyone from Oscar Wilde to Muhammad Ali.


Cloud Twelve Club

Described as a lifestyle club, Cloud Twelve Club is an indulgent spa, a luxury salon, a nutritionally focused brasserie and a holistic wellness clinic all under one roof. Tucked away in Notting Hill,  there is a strong sense of ethical choices here, as well as making luxe wellness something for the whole family. It’s sophisticated and stylish, but also has indulgent treatments and space where children can safely play. Favourite features include Dolomites quartz beds, herbal remedies, nutritional supplements and other naturopathic medicines, vegan nail brands, and a Brasserie where you can indulge in everything including breakfast, lunch, teas, coffees, drinks and sweet treats from the fresh, organic, plant-based menu. 

House of Elemis

House of Elemis - London 

The House of Elemis is discreetly tucked away off New Bond Street, in an elegant Mayfair townhouse. A bastion of the Elemis skincare brand, this is a place that’s all about the facials, in particular their unique Biotec facial treatments using ground-breaking technology and active ingredients to provide non-surgical lifting and anti-ageing treatments with exquisite results. Their Elemis Elite therapists give you their undivided attention, and you leave feeling as though your skin has finally been given the attention it deserves.

The Westin London City

Heavenly Spa at The Westin London City 

Overlooking the River Thames, this five-star hotel is cool, calm and contemporary. Perfectly positioned for exploring, this London spa is within easy reach of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and the Tate Modern. Inside, it’s just as inspiring with huge windows letting in lots of natural light, a beautiful 12-metre indoor swimming pool, and spa experiences that have been really beautifully thought out. There’s also multiple options for food and drink, including Westin Fresh by The Juicery for healthy juices and smoothies.


W London, Away Spa

Super modern, super sexy, super cool, W London, Away Spa combines an incredibly chic hotel with an iconic location in the heart of Soho. With its celebrity-favourite spa, it’s the place to unwind, sip cocktails and feel red-carpet-ready. Describing itself as the place to ‘retox and detox’, there’s definitely a party atmosphere. Favourite features include the luxurious Natura Bisse treatments, facials by Su-Man and some of the most glamorous rooms you’ve ever seen.


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