If City living has left you a little frazzled, it might be time to press pause – you simply need some time-out from going out-out. To help rejuvenate body and mind, the City has your back with heavenly spas hidden inside some of the Square Mile’s loveliest hotels.
So wrap yourself in a fluffy robe, pick your treatment of choice and activate ‘do not disturb’ mode in this pick of relaxing hotel spas.
Heavenly Spa at Westin London City
Like a butterfly breaking through a cocoon, you’ll emerge renewed after a spell in this serene spa which features a 12m swimming pool, relaxation room and thermal suite including steam room, sauna and ice fountain. It’s tough choosing from the treatment menu of CBD massages and biotech facials, so feel free to have a lie down.
Hotel guests can also wind down with a WestinWORKOUT Gear Lending Kit – fitness sets which include the Sculpt & Flow Kit by Bala featuring bands, blocks and a mat for yoga or Pilates to use during your stay.
Once you’ve regained some energy, join Westin’s Rise & Run on the first Thursday of every month. These free running clubs, open to all abilities and non-guests, take you on a 5K route around some of the City’s most iconic landmarks.
Sensory Wellbeing at Pan Pacific
Could this be that rare find – a child-friendly spa? Offering a world-class wellness destination dedicated to holistic health, the Sensory Wellbeing spa includes treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and 18.5m infinity pool which offers swim slots for children and sweeping panoramic views across Bishopsgate Plaza. Pan Pacific claims to have the most technologically-advanced hotel gym and facilities in London.
If you’re in need of some parent-child bonding, the Family Fairy Tale with Bonpoint promises an uber-luxurious wellness experience for the whole family. A UK first, and only the world’s second hotel to launch it, this high-end pampering experience is designed for 6-16 year olds and their parents.
The Spa at Four Seasons London, Ten Trinity Square
Bathe like a City Roman may have done two millennia ago – but with whiter, fluffier towels. This spa boasts the “finest hammam in the City” for Roman-style ritual bathing on the heated marble plinth. The rest of the wellness space includes a luxurious swimming pool, vitality pool, thermal facilities and fitness centre. You can book day passes with or without added Champagne, or a Dine and Unwind package which includes a healthy bento box lunch.
Adamo Spa at Blue Orchid Hotels, Tower Suites
Indulge in some classic ‘me time’ with a massage, manicure and sought-after Karin Herzog oxygen facial at this tranquil spa. Alternatively, book some ‘you and me time’ on a Relax & Unwind package which gives two of you a Swedish or deep tissue massage, access to London Fitness Studio, a complimentary drink, and dinner at the Italian-inspired restaurant before your overnight stay with breakfast at this Tower Hill hotel.
Club Spa at The Ned
In what was the former headquarters of the Midland Bank (and therefore, fairly stress-heavy environment), you can now be scrubbed, cleansed and massaged into submission in the traditional Moroccan hammam of The Ned’s Club Spa.
If the full-on hammam experience isn’t your thing, the spa also provides classic beauty treatments plus high-tech options including LED phototherapy skin treatments, cryotherapy facials, and a signature CBD massage. The rest of your time can be spent relaxing in the 20m indoor pool, sauna and steam room.
N.B. The Ned’s Club Spa is open to non-hotel guests for day access but a minimum spend on treatments is required.