11 Thurloe Place,
750m from South Kensington tube, 16miles east of Heathrow Airport
Spa & Leisure
As you might expect from a spa in one of the most notoriously glamorous parts of London, the Aquilla Health and Fitness Club situated beside the Rembrandt Hotel in Knightsbridge is a complete lesson in understated chic. With a gym, swimming pool, single-sex sauna and steam rooms, Jacuzzi and yoga and Pilates classes, it has everything to make you feel like a fitness goddess. Of course, this is all alongside a range of Decléor treatments including aromatherapy and massages, facials, body treatments, spray tans and a Jessica Nail Bar offering GELeration nail treatments to make sure you leave looking and feeling positively expensive.
Hotel & Accommodation
Harping back to the Edwardian era with its traditional architecture and large windows, the hotel interiors strike the ideal balance between contemporary chic, and harmony with the building’s history. Originally constructed as apartments for nearby Harrods, the 193 rooms are cool, calm and sophisticated, providing a welcome respite from the bustling city outside and many of which take in views of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
With the city on your doorstep there is no shortage of bars and restaurants should you choose to venture out, but the hotel’s own 1606 Lounge Bar is a favourite amongst locals (always a good sign) and lunch is served in The Palette restaurant in the hotel. There is also a relaxation area open most weekends, and guests are welcome to eat and drink here if they don’t want to dress for the main restaurant.