The Newcomer: Guerlain Spa, The OWO
Finally London boasts a Guerlain Spa, which takes centre stage in the newly opened Raffles At The OWO hotel on London’s Whitehall. Unsurprisingly, it brings a serious touch of French elegance to this iconic English setting. Spanning four luxurious levels, there’s a range of luxurious treatments that take place in nine opulent treatment suites, a relaxation lounge, vitality pool, sauna, steam and experience showers, making it the perfect place to unwind after a day in the city. There’s also elite training provided by performance coach Harry Jameson and the renowned Pillar Wellbeing team and nutritious food and drink from the Pillar Kitchen & Juice Bar. But the crown jewel of this wellness hub is undoubtedly the 20-meter indoor swimming pool: set amidst opulent interiors, each lap feels like a dive into an era of bygone luxury. Book for yourself or gift a loved one and this will be a spa visit you’ll never forget.
The Busy Mum’s Haven: Cloud Twelve
If you find it difficult to book in for beauty treatments while looking after your little ones, we’d suggest a visit to Cloud Twelve in Notting Hill. This family-friendly space allows you to enjoy a visit to their hair and nail salon, comprehensive wellness clinic and indulgent spa while your children will be cared for at the Kids Club, which features a crèche and play zone and even offers classes.
The Ancient Ritual: AIRE Ancient Baths
The world of wellness is always evolving at a dizzying pace, which is what makes AIRE – an underground sanctuary inspired by the baths of ancient Rome – so special. Relax in one of seven pools set at seven different temperatures or head to their peppermint-scented steam room, then enjoy one of their many relaxing body treatments to round out the luxurious experience.
The Urban Oasis: Claridge’s Spa
One of London’s most distinguished hotels opened its first ever spa last year – and befitting Claridge’s five star status, it’s seriously luxurious. The space boasts a Japanese-inspired feel, including a cherry blossom artwork by Damien Hirst and kimonos in lieu of traditional bathrobes. The treatment menu reads like the who’s who of top London beauty: a Josh Wood hair salon, acupuncture by Ross J. Barr and manicures courtesy of Harriet Westmoreland as well as FaceGym and Augustinus Bader facials.
The Biohacking Destination: Repose Space
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop offering the latest in holistic therapies and wellness, head to Repose Space on Kensington High Street. The studio houses a wide range of biohacking treatments, like cryotherapy and inflammation-suppressing photobiomodulation, as well facials, full-body therapies and anti-gravity fitness classes. Be sure to also pay a visit to the Repose Bar for a delicious (and wellness-boosting) treat.