For the Restless Soul…
Written by Chloe Laws
Living in London can be a daily grind, and sometimes all you need to get back to feeling like yourself is a refreshing spa day. Think about it, the city’s pollution wreaks havoc on your skin, but certain home treatments just don’t cut it.
We all deserve a day of R&R from time to time. And with budget and blowout treatments dotted all around the capital, there’s sure to be a spa tailor-made for your personal needs.
Did you know that the ancient Greeks and Romans swore by mineral-rich springs? Fast forward to 2017 where you’ll find an overwhelming amount of treatments available – good for variety, but confusing when it comes to making a spa selection.
Here’s our pick of the Top 5 London Day Spas to calm your restless soul…
The Grace Belgravia
This spa is London’s leading health, well-being and lifestyle club. This top quality spa believes in order for a woman to thrive in today’s society they must invest in their greatest asset, their health. The Grace Belgravia isn’t just for members – although after one trip you’ll be likely to want to sign up! It’s open to visitors for £150 per day.
Due to this spa’s strict privacy reputation, you’ll probably bump into a supermodel here and there without even realising it. With eight treatment rooms, a nail salon, steam, sauna and relaxation area, it might seem like your typical luxe spa. But head upstairs where you’ll discover GPs, medics and psychologists ready to help you battle stress. With vitamin drips, colonic irrigation, hormone treatments, a low-calorie café and a library, this is definitely not your run-of-the-mill spa.
The W London Hotel
Looking for a spa day with the girls? The W in Leicester Square is an absolute winner, perfect for a pre- night out pamper or a post-birthday morning. Offering light pampering and plenty of beauty treatments at prices that won’t break the bank, what’s not to love? Get your nails polished to perfection for an hour at just £45.
Harrods, it’s the epitome of luxury. The Urban Retreat, which is situated on the fifth floor, has professional therapists that will get the job done at lightning speed. If you’ve only got time to pop in for an express treatment on your lunch break, this is the spa spot for you. With lash tints for £30 in just 15 minutes, or a scalp massage for £45 in 25 minutes, here you can relax and preen without having to book the day off work.
Bamford Haybarn Spa
There’s no other time in a woman’s life when a pamper session is needed more than when she’s pregnant. Head to the Bamford Haybarn at the Berkeley for a rooftop pool, an aromatic herb garden and shaded sun loungers. It’s a mini-break at home! This spa’s pregnancy massage, mother-to-be package and infamous Oskia rejuvenating facial doesn’t come cheap, but it’s so worth it and guaranteed to cure any pre-birth jitters.
This spa offers tranquillity and simplicity, a place where relaxation and rejuvenation go hand in hand. Take a break from hectic London life and indulge here. With complementary therapies, an ionised pool, steam rooms and a fitness studio to enjoy, the Aman is a wonderful world of well- being.
Whenever the tough gets going and you need to get away from it all, these 5 luxury spots are readily available for the taking. And breathe…