Hidden in in the depths and on rooftops of London there are some incredible spas, specialists in rejuvenation and futuristic treatments, we have rounded up the best, so you can be poked and prodded or submerged in serenity. Whatever your preference we have made sure there is the obligatory glass of champagne on hand.
Chuan Body and Soul
Located minutes from London’s bustling Oxford Street, the Chuan Body and Soul Spa at the Langham Hotel, is an oriental oasis in the heart of the city. Inside guests are transported to a stunning East Asian inspired space, with beautiful flower banks, wood paneling and single sex sauna and steam rooms. The spa offers up unique treatments based on chinese traditional medicine to match. A vast image of a bonsai tree is mounted at the end of the glistening 16 metre pool- the perfect emblem of the harmony this spa has to offer.
The Bvgalri Spa, Knightsbridge
Crafted from onyx, oak and Vincenzia stone, the architects left no stone unturned when creating The Bvlgari Spa. Located five levels below ground, a stone’s throw from Harrods, mediterranean spa is an opulent tranquil paradise. Situated over two floors, the spa features a lustrous 25m aquamarine pool lined with iridescent green and gold mosaic, a gold leaf lined vitality pool and 11 treatment rooms. For an extra treat, there is even private spa suite, featuring two treatment beds a private relaxation room and a hydro massage tub. Taking inspiration from Asian and European traditions, the spa offers treatments with a holistic approach focusing on the belief of o treating the outside in order to harmonise the inside. The Bvlgari spa is the perfect place to come for luxuriously perceptive and pampering treatments.
Akasha at Hotel Cafe Royal
Once you step through the vast wooden doors of Akasha, the crowds of Piccadilly Circus fade to silence, and you are greeted by a calming marble lined space. Akasha has nine beautifully sereen treatment rooms, lined with wooden panels, stirring aromas and mood light. There is also a stunning grey marble Hamman and a Watsu Pool for unique and specialized hydro experiences. The treatments on offer mix western techniques with ancient Eastern Traditions. Akasha takes its name from the Sanskrit word meaning space, and the first of the five elements, the one in which the other four elements (earth, air, water and fire) fill- a day of relaxation here will certainly give you a chance space and unity.
Espa Life at the Corinthia
Tall wave curved walls encase the stylish and bright champagne lit reception area or the Espa Life Spa at the Corinthia. The changing rooms are a serene marble white and downstairs a sapphire blue pool glints its reflection on the dark marbled ceiling. This is ‘The Next Generation of Spa.’ Situated over four floors and with 17 treatment, the spa has a bounty of facilities on offer including a Thermal Floor with an ice fountain, amphitheatre sauna and luxurious vitality pool. There are even sleep pods and marble heated lounges, taking relaxation and comfort to the next level after an expertly executed treatment, performance by one of the spas many specialist therapists. Come here for a holistic spa experience, that will surpass any you have had before.
Agua Bathhouse and Spa, Sea Containers
A spectacular copper teardrop sculpture hangs from the ceiling at the centre of the calm cream and grey marbled relaxation room of the Agua Bathhouse and Spa. Tom Dixon, the renowned designer behind Agua bathhouse, has created a space inspired by the tranquillity of the sea and sprinkled it with gold: curving walls, wide open spaces and twinkling details. The Sauna features an exciting geometric tiling and calming gold low lighting. The treatment menu is filled with a wide range of treatments, and there are even dedicated maternity treatments. Their expert therapists are dedicated to providing personalised and holistic treatments, that elevate you away from the hustle and bustle of the city.. Located on the southbank, this spa is the perfect place for a water side retreat.
The Spa at The Ned
Striking jade marble columns traverse the 20m azure pool that The Spa at The Ned was built around. The Spa, like the Ned, is a beautifully decorated place, complete with plush leather seating, hand painted wallpaper and antique inspired wooden fittings. There is also a jaw dropping terracotta and white hamam, for a complete relaxing mind and body experience. There are eight treatment rooms and a wide range of Cowshed treatments on offer, from full body therapies to facials, as well as a barber shop and parlour for all your styling needs.