Escape In The City: 8 of The Best Spas In Central London

When you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s no better way to unwind than in a fluffy robe at one of London’s tranquil spas.

From beauty treatments and relaxing massages to complete spa days and celebratory afternoon teas there’s a spa for everyone, at every budget. Here are 8 of our favourites that are blissfully waiting for you:

1 –  Bliss London, 60 Sloane Avenue

This slick, modern spa is perfect for a quick pick-me-up or a treat with the girls as the fun menu is packed with soothing, delicious body treats that really deliver. Not only does the spa cater for every beauty whim the wonderfully relaxing lounge contains brownies, wine and cheese for some serious downtime and will definitely put you on cloud 9.

We recommend: Ultimate Glow Facial 45 mins / £235

2 – ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place

Hailing itself as the ‘next generation of spa’ ESPA Life at the Corinthia Hotel takes a more natural, holistic approach to beauty treatments and luxuriously combines rewarding treatments with natural wellness. Personalised treatments are the order of the day here and guests should be sure to take advantage of the amazing facilities on offer including an amphitheatre sauna and black mosaic steam room as well as a thermal jet pool.

We recommend: Dosha Specific Ritual 120 mins / £250

3 – The Berkeley Hotel Spa, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge

The Berkeley Hotel Spa is the place to go if you’re serious about changing your body, from the fabulous treatments on offer and the luxe changing rooms the real stand out feature is the state of the art gym where you can work out in peace either alone or with a personal trainer, should the motivation take you. After all that exercise you can treat yourself to a dip in the rooftop pool as you relax with a glass of freshly squeezed juice as you wait for your deep tissue massage.

We recommend: Bamford De-Stress Massage 55 mins / £100

4 – Sense Spa at Rosewood London, High Holborn

The calming sound of water flows through the whole of this beautiful spa, instantly putting you in a relaxing state and ready to to be indulged. Hosting a wide range of signature treatments, the Sense Spa features bamboo wall finishings, soft lighting and rippling water over pebbles for a true zen-like experience. Topped off with the luxurious gold leaf and teak relaxation lounge provides the ultimate in exclusivity and is the perfect retreat for couples.

We recommend: Thermal Infusing facial 90 mins / £165

5 – K Spa at K West Hotel,  Shepherd’s Bush

An oasis of calm in the world’s most vibrant city, the K Spa is the place to go if you’re looking for pure indulgence and total relaxation. Not your usual spa, facilities include steamy cabins and icy rooms for a refreshingly different experience. If the cold isn’t your thing you can relax in the unique Sun Meadow room, offering gentle light therapy between treatments where you can relax and unwind with a cool drink, relieving the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

We recommend: Salt Caviar Scrub Massage 55 mins / £95

6 – York Hall Day Spa, Bethnal Green

One that’s a bit more easier on the pocket (without compromising on luxury) is the Spa London York Hall Day Spa located in one of London’s oldest Turkish baths for a genuine hammam experience. The stand out feature of York Hall is the Thermal Spa Experience comprising of two aroma steam rooms, plunge pool, monsoon shower, ice fountain and much, much more. The perfect place to relax with friends, York Hall makes it easy to pamper yourself without the heavy price tag.

We recommend: Murad Sun Undone Infusion Facial 55 mins / £65

7 – Elemis Day Spa, Mayfair

The House Of Elemis is a true wonderland of Thai, Malaysian and Balinese influences that instantly transport you to faraway lands with a treatment menu that will simply blow your mind. Where spa meets science meets skin, Elemis is well-known for their beautiful body products that adorn the bathrooms of luxury hotels and they incorporate their expertise into tailor-made treatments that will refresh, recharge and fully revitalise you.

We recommend: Hot Mineral Body Boost 1hr 15 mins / £155

8 – Away Spa at the W Hotel, Leicester Square

For something a little extra special the Away Spa at the exclusive W Hotel is an urban sanctuary tucked away from one of London’s most famous landmarks. Home to a host of celebrity therapists offering bespoke head to toe treatments to leave you blissed out and totally glam. The signature facials by Su-Man are widely raved about and there’s no place better to go for a self tan treatment than with James Harknett.

We recommend: REN Detox Wrap 1hr 45 mins / £160

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