Relax: The Top 5 Spas in London

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Baby it’s cold outside. As the snow continues to settle it’s the perfect time to think about getting your frozen body ready for the party season by indulging at one of London’s luxury spas. Marie Teather is only too happy to investigate.

1 The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental has been consistently voted one of the best urban spas in the country. Step away from the fashionable high street outside and begin a personal journey to physical ad spiritual harmony. The heat and water oasis offer a relaxation experience prior to each treatment while professional therapists blend various oriental-inspired techniques to suit individual needs.

66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

020 7235 2000

2 The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary was originally designed for the female dancers of the Royal Opera House but as times have changed so has The Sanctuary. Today it is all about indulgence and pampering but is still run by women for women. Along with the many relaxation areas and pools you can pamper yourself with treatments such as The Chroma Oxy Ultimate Facial—a 5-in-1 facial which helps to reduce the signs of ageing by providing regenerating benefits as well as many other fantastic benefits.

12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DH

020 7420 5118

3 Beauty Works West

Beauty Works West is a one-stop-shop for all of your health and beauty needs. From fabulous facials and anti-ageing treatments to cellulite busting laser miracles, BWW combine cutting-edge technology with expert beauty therapy to make sure you look and feel your best. Popular treatments include the Hot Paraffin Wax Pedicure and the Oxygen Plasma and Facial.

8-9 Lambton Place, Notting Hill London, W11 2SH

0207 221 2248

4 The Refinery

Established in January 2000, The Refinery offers barbering, skincare, and spa treatments in exclusive luxury retreats in Mayfair, Harrods, and Knightsbridge. Combining the comfort and atmosphere of a gentlemen's club with the vitality and sense of well-being of a health spa, The Refinery provides an environment where clients can relax, unwind, and feel revitalized. Treatments include the Dandy Daddy—a facial, hand treatment, manicure, and haircut.

The Refinery, 60 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DU

020 7409 2001

5 Spa Illuminata

Situated in the heart of London’s Mayfair and exuding a timeless classical elegance, Spa Illuminata takes inspiration from the origins of the Roman and Greek spa. By combining ancient and the healing and restorative powers of nature and the most advanced techniques of modern science, Spa Illuminata is able to offer a unique approach to holistic skin and body care. The four-hours long ‘Wake Up Call' includes a CrystalGlow Salt Purifying Steam bath, an energizing ‘Spa Mosaïc’ envelopment treatment, a DECLÉOR facial and the Vital Eyes treatment.

63 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2QS

020 7499 7777

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