Fancy a luxurious weekend away to revitalise and reboot? Don’t we all.
Whether you’re looking for premium pampering treatments or incredible pools, a day trip or five-star staycation, Condé Nast Johansens have you covered.
Here we’ve rounded up the best British spa hotels they have to offer in and around the capital, so you don’t even have the hardship of having to search for one. Pampering, here we come…
Mondrian London at Sea Containers
Tom Dixon fans will be in heaven at the agua Bathhouse and Spa in trendy South Bank hotel, Mondrian London. If the giant copper teardrop statue isn’t enough to wow you then its personalised therapies, covetable collection of beauty products and steam rooms with rain showers certainly will. Equally impressive are the hotel’s special selection of treatments and luxe changing rooms, the fun grooming lounge and quirky spa sessions (Mud Party, anyone?)
Spa Illuminata Mayfair
Amongst this Mayfair institution’s key treatments are an anti-ageing facial and a luxurious body massage with warm wax and chakra balancing crystals. Plump for one or both in this red brick Victorian building, located just off Park Lane, and you’ll leave feeling like a new woman.
Sofitel London St James
SL have long been fans of the Sofitel St James, not just for its Instagram-worthy restaurant, but now for its spa, too. Majestic arched windows and high, ornate ceilings give the luxury spa – set right in the centre of London - a unique ambiance. Covering everything from signature facials to scrub downs, this is a failsafe option if you don’t have time to stray too far.
Otherworldly vibes come courtesy of Sanderson London. Their quirky spa, designed by Philippe Starck, has surreal surprises around every corner, making it a fun day out for a group of friends. Hang out in the landscaped interior courtyard garden, be pampered in the all-white treatment rooms or find your own ethereal heaven in the chill-out zone which comes complete with meditation beds.
With its unstuffy, crisp, light and airy spa treatment rooms The Berkeley has long been a favourite rejuvenation spot for discerning Londoners. Worth a visit for the rooftop pool alone (the capital’s one and only – save for members-only Shoreditch House), the solarium courtyard is also a lovely spot to relax with a post-treatment cup of herbal tea.
London’s Malaysian secret in fashionable Chelsea, the authentic Asian therapies at this exclusive day spa will whisk you far away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Housing six treatment rooms, the soothing sanctuary is famed for its healing holistic rituals using natural herbs, spices, oils and flowers.
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