The London Spa Scene

02 Jun. 2019

If you’re looking for a London spa where you can unwind and recharge, you have plenty of options. In a city with hundreds of spas to choose from, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy a luxury spa treatment. Whether you’re recovering from jet leg, in need of a facial, or just want to spend some down time away from the hustle and bustle of city life, these are some of our favorite places to unwind when we’re in London.

The Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London

You can enjoy spa therapies from around the world at The Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park. From Traditional Chinese Medicine to contemporary pilates classes, you’ll be engulfed in luxury as you step into this urban oasis.  
Unique treatments include the Rasul water temple, which is a traditional mosaic-tiled steam room with a warm rain shower that’s designed to cleanse your body, the Oriental Harmony experience, which is a four-handed exfoliating massage, and Traditional Chinese Medicine consultations.

agua, Sea Containers, London

Located in the Sea Containers hotel in London’s south bank, agua is a London spa that provides a quiet escape from the city. Book a spa treatment for the day, or get a party package for your girls’ weekend, complete with soft robe, slippers, and champagne.

The most notable treatment at agua is Kate Kerr’s bespoke facial treatments. Known around the world for her facial techniques, you can now enjoy a signature Kate Kerr treatment at agua. Make sure to reserve your treatment in advance, as they tend to book quickly.

The glamour lounge inside aqua has a menu for men and women that includes treatments for hands, feet, and brows. You can sample any of the spa’s products at their beauty bar.

Other treatments at agua include traditional massages, Thai stretches, facials, manicures, pedicures, and maternity packages. The spa has lots of package options. Pick and choose which treatments to spoil yourself with during your stay in London.

ESPA Life at Corinithia, London

The 30,000 square foot ESPA Life at Corinthia is among the largest London spas. It’s also one of the most exclusive, offering services for men and women. Services range from traditional facials and massages to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments. The spa also has a gym, and personal trainers are available to help you reach your fitness goals.

If you live in London and want to enjoy luxury every day, you can get a membership to ESPA Life. Options include an active membership, for city dwellers who want to use the gym during the week, and a mind, body, and soul membership, for those who want access to the spa’s physical and spiritual offerings.

If you’re only in town for the week and want to book a day treatment, there are plenty to choose from. A fitness retreat will help you jumpstart your new fitness regiment. It includes a personal fitness consultation and training session, followed by a relaxing massage and post-workout smoothie. The journey from head to toe treatment gives you the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine for a day that’s sure to refresh and recharge your mind, body, and soul. Day treatments come with full-day or partial-day access to the gym. Plan to spend your day at the spa to get the most out of your treatment.