AMAN SPA AT THE CONNAUGHT
Built on the four pillars of health and wellness (nutrition, movement, psychological health and bodywork), the Aman Spa prizes both mental and physical wellbeing. With the lights turned down, it is a tranquil space in which to step away from the everyday world and rejuvenate. Good for solo guests, its treatments go long and your sense of relaxation will be deep.
Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL
ESPALIFE AT CORINTHIA
Alongside the swimming pool and sauna, this spa has no fewer than 17 treatment rooms. It takes a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering treatments from osteopathy to reflexology, as well as a range of massages. For anyone looking to unwind on their own, there’s a thermal floor, ice fountain and private sleep pods. Want to do more than just lounge? ‘Train and Treat’ packages get you a consultation and training session with a pro, then a post-workout massage and use of the spa.
Whitehall Place, Westminster, SW1A 2BD
SOUTH KENSINGTON CLUB
Day passes and packages for one-off visits are available at this members club. Two private banyas – each with its own plunge pool, treatment room and balcony – are ideal for couples. A full day pass means you can try out the Turkish hammam, Watsu pool and Russian saunas. Alternatively, nip in for a 15-minute hammam treatment.
42 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ND
THAI SQUARE SPA
This is the place to work out those knots. From Oriental foot massages to experimental Thai massages involving ancient stretching techniques and acupuncture, it has a treatment for just about anything you can imagine. Men’s treatments, including an all-over MOT, are specifically designed to de-stress. Or there’s the ‘Couple Indulgence’ if you’re looking to spend some quality time together.
25 Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross, WC2N 5AP
Wellness is a big focus at this east London hideout. The rooftop pool is members and hotel guests only, but the cool, underground spa is open to all. The spa menu is divided into three categories – relaxation, recovery and rejuvenation – with treatment options running from sports massages to bespoke men’s facials.
45 Curtain Road, Hackney, EC2A 3PT
A spa day package can get you full access to The Ned. In and around its 20m pool and Moroccan hammam, you can book in for a host of treatments from a VitaDrip infusion to a CBD massage. Its Bank location makes it a convenient destination for City workers after a weekday pick-me-up.
There are separate men’s and women’s grooming facilities, but also an array of joint treatments for couples.
27 Poultry, City, EC2R 8AJ
The Bamford Hayburn Spa at the Berkeley is a minimalist retreat in the middle of Knightsbridge. After check-in decompress properly – and make full use of the rooftop pool. Check out the signature treatments for men, which involve an intriguing mix of Japanese, Swedish and hot stone massage. There’s also an acupressure facial and reflexology.
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL
This mini-chain of high-end health clubs has spas at its Canary Wharf and Marylebone outposts. Non-members can access them for one-off treatments or with spa packages. Men’s treatments promise to buff, scrub and massage you back to new – look out for an express salt-based scrub and an 80-minute deep-tissue massage. These are places that can be enjoyed alone or with company.
Bulstrode Place, Marylebone, W1U 2HU; 16-19 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5ER
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