Less than a three-minute walk from Old Street station, Montcalm East is a work of art. Its exterior is an optical illusion in the shape of a diamond, based on the artwork of abstract artist Bridget Riley. But inside, you know exactly what you're going to get. Located deep inside a 5-star hotel, Bokeh is an underground spa where you can find all the usual suspects, from a 10-meter pool to a steam room and sauna.
The menu includes recognizable treatments, such as hot stone massages, as well as more alternative options, such as CBD reflexology and mud facials. There's also a “break room”, which has been designed to help guests relax, whether taking a cheeky nap, reading an old school comic, or listening to the latest episode of Table Manners. On the second floor of the Metropolitan Hotel in Park Lane, owned by the luxury group COMO, is the small but charming Shambhala spa. Peaceful, warm and with a wonderfully welcoming staff, COMO Shambhala offers a wide range of beautifying treatments and specialized therapies.
For the body, the detoxifying skin treatment, which can be booked with a luxurious bath and massage afterwards, is a heavenly treat; while reflexology and acupuncture appointments are the perfect remedy for aching souls. If it's your mind that could use some TLC, the spa can also organize sessions with experts in intuitive counseling and energy healing. In this cozy branch of Cowshed, in North London, the country-themed day spas given to us by Babington House, guests are immediately welcomed into a rustic kitchen, where homemade cakes, herbal teas and glasses of champagne are offered (to pamper themselves properly). Once fed and watered, there are six leather armchairs, each with individual television screens, for those who wish to do a manicure or pedicure, while on the ground floor there are seven treatment rooms covered in cream-colored wood, ready to house body cleansing, reflexology, massages and anti-aging facials.
Compared to the cavernous “wellness centers” found in many of London's luxury hotels, Rosewood's Sense spa, perfectly located in the hotel's basement, is definitely on the smaller end of the spectrum. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing. This relative compactness creates an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, as does the discreet oriental-inspired decor, the soporifically subdued lighting, and the gently undulating water that meanders around the central relaxation room. The spa's seven private rooms offer an impressive array of treatments, from specific facials (using ethically sourced high-performance Sodashi products) to luxurious massages and a variety of traditional beauty services.
Akasha is another oasis in the basement of the city center located below the Café Royal Hotel in Piccadilly Circus. This maze of marble walkways takes visitors to all kinds of sensational spa facilities including a sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and 18-meter pool while there are also nine private treatment rooms offering everything from a “The Four Elements” body journey to a rebalancing Indian massage. However an even greater attraction of Akasha are its watsu hydrotherapy rituals. Home to London's first watsu treatments you can enjoy a shiatsu massage while floating in your own private pool heated to 35°C.
Stroll through the towers full of delicious neon-colored cosmetics that fill this Oxford Street store and you'll find one of Lush's seven in-store spas. Of course the busiest boulevard in Europe doesn't seem like the ideal place to spend a relaxing day; however as soon as you enter this picturesque spa with its style of rural cuisine where you can enjoy a mineral bath multisensory massage or reflexology session all with a tailor-made soundtrack you forget about street tourists and crowded buses. To detangle muscles par excellence we recommend that you go to “The Good Hour” (1£). This old-school spa is a hit with locals but it's also worth doing the hike not just because of its affordability but also because of its history.
Opened in 1929 this place still retains all its original features including green and white tiles. For a reasonable fee of 30 pounds you'll have access to two steam rooms three Turkish bath rooms sauna relaxation area and cold water pool as well as 30-meter pool any extras such as 30-minute back neck and shoulder massage will cost more than 33 pounds per treatment. Do you feel the need to leave your work tools turn off your phone and relax in a quiet environment? If your answer is yes then it sounds like you need some serious personal care. One solution is to close the bathroom door and enjoy a mask bath oil and scented candle or if you're looking for next-level experience book spa session in London to completely rest and relax.
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