Luxury London wellness

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Luxury wellness takes on a whole new meaning in London, where architecture, style, service and location come together in a dizzying array of offerings. Amongst the city’s most popular spa features there’s a sky high infinity pool, views of London parks, vitamin-infused rain showers and high-tech facials. From London high teas to designer interiors, here’s a few of our favourite destinations for London wellness.

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Our top picks

Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard

With its iconic architecture and unparalleled views of the city, the London spa at the Shangri-La Hotel is the epitome of modern luxury. The London spa and hotel occupies 18 floors of Italian architect Renzo Piano’s celebrated 72-storey skyscraper, The Shard. Rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows let in an abundance of natural light and are inspiring spaces in which to wake up. Even the spa benefits from the view. Located on the 52nd floor, the aptly named infinity sky pool gives the impression of swimming into the clouds.

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London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

A five-star hotel in one of the most prestigious parts of London, London Marriott Hotel Park Lane provides a seductive charm and is within walking distance of some of the city’s most famous sites. Stay in Regency style rooms with a 21st century twist, dine at one of Mayfair’s most celebrated restaurants, and relax at The Club at Park Lane. The 12.5-metre heated pool is a jewel in the venue’s crown, surrounded by tall columns and loungers so you can while away the afternoon.

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The Chilworth Hotel

The Chilworth Hotel is a stylish retreat just a short walk from Paddington station. Wellbeing is woven into the fabric of the whole experience. For example, sleek, marbled bathrooms include invigorating, vitamin-infused rain showers for healthier hair, skin and nails and an in-room aroma box diffuses bespoke scents. The spa itself is a sanctuary of tranquility. There’s a Jacuzzi and steam room, treatments are tailored to help meet your health and lifestyle goals, and guests leave with a Mind, Body and City goodie bag to help continue the experience following their visit.

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The Berkeley

The Berkeley is a five star hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge, fusing A list design with more than 300 years of heritage and the best of luxury organic wellbeing. Rooms and suites greet you with bold, innovative design, Italian marble bathrooms and hand selected artworks, while signature suites add Champagne and fresh flowers for that extra touch of luxury. The spa experience is divided into two elements: The Berkeley Health Club & Spa, which is a light, luxurious and peaceful space for working out and winding down; and the Bamford Wellness Spa which is about rest, relaxation and pampering. There’s also a Michelin star restaurant amongst its four dining options!

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The House of Elemis

The House of Elemis is the place for exquisite spa treatments. Located on Lancashire Court, an inconspicuous side street just off Bond Street, you could be forgiven for initially thinking you had the wrong place. Then, all of a sudden this glass fronted shop, brimming with Elemis skincare delights opens up in front of you. Amongst their treatments, this day spa uses state-of-the-art technology in facial mapping analysis and a lifestyle consultation to help the therapist tailor the facial to you, as well as offering follow up skincare solutions. It is an informative tool that works in powerful combination with their targeted galvanic technology used in their Couture Technology facials.

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Soholistic Spa Ham Yard Hotel

From the creative genius of Kit Kemp and the Firmdale Collection of hotels, Soholistic Spa Ham Yard Hotel is about beauty in every way, shape and form. Artful features and beautiful fabrics provide a distinct style that’s at once playful and glamorous. Her own signature scents waft through the space, and the way it has all been organised is clearly well thought out. In the heart of Mayfair, it’s a treasure trove of hospitality, shopping and design. There are 13 independent stores, and it all revolves around a tree-filled garden with a bronze sculpture centrepiece. This is a place that’s ultimately about making you feel special, cared for and the most gorgeous version of yourself.

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