The latest on the new wave of luxury spas in London.
There’s no doubt about it – any great city can be judged on the quality of its spas. The boom in hotel building for the 2012 Olympics – particularly at the high end of the market – has continued to give London’s luxury spa scene a major boost.
Check out the latest new Spa openings and prepare for some serious pampering.
Espa Life at Corinthia
The luxury Corinthia hotel group opened their flagship London hotel to great fanfare in 2013, and the spa also has much going for it including thermal jet pools, an amphitheatre sauna, heated fireside beds, sleep pods and a nine metre swimming pool. It has also become somewhat of a fave spot to visiting American celebs.
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD
T: +44 20 7321 3050
W: Espa Life website
A visit to the second floor of swanky Park Lane hotel The Metropolitan will take you to the luxurious Shambala spa. Serenity in the centre of it all, they offer a dizzying range of treatments and specialist therapies.
COMO Metropolitan Hotel, Old Park Lane London W1K 1LB
T: +44 20 7447 5750
W: COMO Shambhala website
Akasha Spa at the Cafe Royal
The Cafe Royal repoened in 2012 after a multi-million pound refit to bring back the glamour of its heyday, where Noel Coward entertained London society and film stars gathered to dine and be seen. The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre at the heart of the hotel is a whopping 1,200 square metres and includes a range of treatments, a state-of-the-art-gym, large lap pool, Watsu pool, sauna and Hammam/steam room.
Cafe Royal Hotel, 68 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY
T: +44 20 7406 3360
W: Akasha Spa website
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
The opening of a new Mandarin Oriental is an event in any city, but the London hotel has won rave reviews. And that includes the state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre – including stainless steel, twin-lane swimming pool.
Mandarian Oriental Hotel London, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
T: +44 20 7838 9888
W: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa webbsite
MORE LUXURY SPAS IN LONDON
Agua Spa at the Sanderson
Billed as a “hedonist’s delight”, the 10,000 square-foot agua Spa features 14 all-white treatment rooms plus chill-out zones and meditation beds.
50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG
T: +44 20 7300 1400
W: Agua Spa website
Enjoy some spa bling at the Bulgari Spa in Knightbridge
Bulgari Hotel & Residences London, 171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW
T: +44 207 151 1010
W: Bulgari Spa London website
Bamford Haybarn at the Berkeley
Luxury Bamford Haybarn products and treatments, plus make use of the rooftop pool.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, SW1X 7RL
T: +44 20 7235 6000
W: Bamford Haybarn Spa website
The Balinese luxury spa group’s London residence
Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7UT
T: +44 20 7620 7300
W: Mandara Spa website
Dolphin Square Spa
Spa inspired by authentic Moroccan Hammam, Rhassoul and Salt Infused Steam Rooms.