London is everyone’s favourite city and a day spent well in the city is a day of courting its best landmarks, restaurant hopping and serial shopping. This can all but leave you in the need of pampering and some R&R. Choose to kick off those heels at one these luxe retreats in and around London. Whether you opt for a lunch hour pick-me-up or decide to make a weekend out of it, the choice is yours!
Hampshire Spa at the Four Seasons Hampshire Hotel
The Hampshire Spa at the Four Seasons Hampshire Hotel is the perfect spot for country belles to fall in love with themselves all over again. Located in a restored Georgian manor spread across 500 acres, the stable is where the spa is. The spa uses natural products from world renowned brands like Sodashi and ESPA. What’s more, you can take your dog along!
Treatments from: GBP 30
Distance from London: 30 kms from Heathrow.
A+Co recommends: The ESPA enzyme facial that contains botanical extracts and pumpkin enzymes followed by an application of rose quartz crystals.
Chewton Glen Resort & Spa
Chewton Glen in Hampshire is an English country house with a famous literary link, making it perfect privy for the girl with a classical heart! Sitting pretty on idyllic lawns on the edge of the forest and sea, the spa boasts golf and tennis courts, aromatherapy saunas and crystal steam rooms. Beauty lovers may end up spending a whole day at the Nail Studio!
Treatments from: GBP 40
Distance from London: 137 kms from Heathrow.
A+Co recommends: The Oxygen Facial, which is perfect for acne and stressed skin.
Cowshed Spa Babington House
The Cowshed Spa at Babington House in Somerset is for the rustic girl dreaming of a cowgirl getaway replete with countryside charm. This rural retreat offers the perfect place for homebody souls to soak their feet, colour up with fresh air and indulge in aromatic massages and herbal teas. Bonus points for making new friends!
Treatments from: GBP 45
Distance from London: 160 kms from Heathrow.
A+Co recommends: The Slender Cow Total Body massage for some invigorating body care treatment to perk up your weary limbs.
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
For sophisticated indulgence in a heritage spot, Lucknam, near Bath, has your back. Set within an unspoilt parkland, the spa indulges you and your family, so take everyone. The eight state-of-the-art therapy rooms, 20 metre indoor pool, and five thermal cabins promise peace and tranquility.
Treatments from: GBP 60
Distance from London: 143 kms from Heathrow.
A+Co recommends: The ILA Amethyst wrap including a mini crystal face massage helps revitalize and purify your skin and lymphatic system.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Overlooking the iconic Hyde Park, Mandarin Oriental offers luxurious and elegant interiors compounded by a classical eastern spa experience. The hotel’s signature ‘Time Rituals’ allow guests to choose time limits in place of packages, making this spa the spot for women seeking a wholly oriental experience.
Treatments from: GBP 125
Distance from London: Within the city
A+Co recommends: Oriental Harmony that begins with a soothing foot massage followed by a harmonious massage administered by two therapists, leaving you uplifted and energized.
Urban Retreat at Harrods
The Urban Retreat isn’t just a spa but a paradise for beauty gizmos. The ultimate beauty destination in London, and also one of the biggest salons in the world, this is a one-stop shop for an essential head-to-toe fix. We’ve also been tipped that it has the best pedicure in town!
Treatments from: GBP 80 GBP
Location: Within the city
A+Co recommends: The Rhassoul Mud Wrap with Plant Extracts containing mud, herbal mix and floral extracts for an essential hammam experience.
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