|Treatment room at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental|
London offers some of the most indulgent, most luxurious spa treatments in the world. Here’s a selection of some of the best chic retreats in London.
The brainchild of New Yorker Marcia Kilgore, Bliss has a vibe that is pure Manhattan. On the ground floor, customers sit at four mani-pedi stations, sipping smoothies and flicking through fashion magazines. Downstairs, therapists perform services like the Quadruple Thighpass (a powerful anti-cellulite treatment), the Triple Oxygen Facial (a radical complexion reviver) and the Ginger Rub, a two-hour massage treatment.
Just off New Bond Street, the Elemis Day Spa has treatments collated from Morocco, Thailand, Japan, India and Polynesia. Therapists pad around in bare feet and offer gorgeous rituals like the Japanese Silk Facial Booster. The spa also has some specialty treatment rooms, including the heated Rasul room and the Balinese Suite, which comes with a slipper bath.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental encourages visitors to book time, as opposed to specific treatments. On arrival, the expert therapists will assess your guest’s needs and prescribe experiences.
The Spa at Chancery Court has been named “Day Spa of the Year” twice at the British Beauty Awards, and is always introducing new treatments. Offering over 40 holistic treatments, the spa has something for everyone—from massage to body wraps, and from manicures to facials. The gold-leafed relaxation room has comfortable beds around a central island of fruit and water for use before and after treatments.
The May Fair Spa features mineralizing muds and natural salts in the Cleopatra Bathing Experience, a Multi-Sensory Storm Shower, an Ice Fountain and Hammam Relaxation. The spa also offers one-hour treatments for busy professionals, day packages and bridal packages.
The Pennyhill Park Hotel has its very own spa. In addition to saunas, hot tubs, a gym and steam rooms, the spa has its very own ice grotto, intended for use after a sauna or steam bath, with a ceiling that is meant to evoke the Northern Lights. There is also a Schnapps steam room, which is infused with aromas similar to the famous alcoholic drink.
Spa at 51 is notable as the only spa in England to offer pure and chemical-free Sodashi treatments.
For more spa suggestions, go to visitlondon.com