London’s continually rejuvenating spa scene has gone through enormous change in the last five years. With the opening of the Four Seasons 10th floor spa and Corinthia’s four storey spa in 2011, followed by the Bulgari hotels spa in 2012, London’s existing spa’s had to up their game – and they certainly did. The Mandarin Oriental, Dorchester and Berkeley hotels have all renovated their offerings in recent times giving travellers more variety than ever in choosing where to put their feet up.
The Best Spas and Health Clubs in London
The Lanesborough Club and Spa
Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Awarded World’s Best New Hotel Spa 2017 at the World Spa Awards, The Lanesborough Club and Spa offers the most exclusive and luxurious spa and fitness experience to all members and hotel guests. With only the very best internationally renowned experts in fitness, beauty, and wellness, on hand, expect all your health and beauty goals to be met.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa
66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA
Long referred to as one of London’s most luxurious spa’s; and rightly so with its opulent interiors, crystal steam room and vitality pool. The 3 levels of the spa are in stark contrast to the traditional hotel above, with modern contemporary looks, dark wood interiors and oriental blooms. The most impressive part of the service is the bespoke nature with which it is offered. Visitors are encouraged to book time slots rather than individual treatments so that a consultant can tailor specific treatments for the individual.
1 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 2RJ
Discreetly hidden in a Georgian Townhouse in Knightsbridge, Ushvani is one of the most upscale spas in London. The Malaysian themed Spa uses their own bespoke natural products from wonderful smelling papaya-and-cane-sugar, to intense Coconut and Hibiscus hot oil. The facilities don’t end at the treatment rooms though, with the Spa housing a yoga studio to and a host of top spec whirlpools, baths and hydrotherapy pools.
Bamford Haybarn at the Berkeley
Wilton Place, SW1X 7R
The spa at the Berkeley hotel features a unique roof top swimming pool, allowing guests to relax and sunbathe whilst enjoying views of Hyde Park. Not that that’s the only benefit, the British design and herb garden makes it feel as though you could be in the middle of the countryside - when in reality you are only a stone’s throw away from the world-famous department stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
The Landmark Spa and Health Club
222 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6JQ
Consistently voted in the top 5 luxury spas in London, the Landmarks Spa is an exceptional venue to relax. The spa has a number of private treatment rooms along with a 15m ozone treated swimming pool. Manchester United football club famously make use of the facilities when they have away matches in London.
ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD
Spread over four floors the Corinthia's spa is the largest spa in London. The huge silver steel lined 25m pool begs guests to dive in. The thermal floor meanwhile features steam rooms, a vitality pool, ice showers and, what is described as, an amphitheater sauna. Of course, private treatments of almost any kind imaginable are available, provided by world-renowned therapists.
The Bulgari Spa
171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW
The Bulgari Spa is one of the most incredible in London, with its bold design making use of Italian mosaics and mesmerizing green onyx. The huge space is spread over two floors, one of which houses a sublime 25m swimming pool. In addition to the main pool, the Bulgari Spa has a vitality pool, multiple relaxation rooms, a fitness centre, nail salon and, of course, ice fountains... Their treatment list is just as extensive and the 11 private treatment rooms ensure availability for last minute bookings.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, Spa
Hamilton Pl, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7DR
Located on the 10th floor of the Four Seasons hotel the Four Seasons spa combines world class treatments with city-wide views. The ultra-modern and contemporary interior gives way to expansive views over London from its floor to ceiling windows. In fact, even the Sauna has beautiful views. This doesn't mean that the treatments are overlooked though; The massages, facial and body treatments will leave you feeling like a superstar.
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape
19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape is a standout spa in London - One of only a handful that offers views of Hyde Park. To its merit, the very thing used is the SPA is bespoke to COMO, from its specially developed deep tissue massage that draws influences from Thailand and Scandinavia to all of its beauty products including its six signature oil blends.