Surviving Blue Monday – A guide to London’s best spa’s
Survive Blue Monday: London’s Best Spa’s
The festive cheer of Christmas is now a distant memory, everyone has a cold, and you’ve spent too much money; yes, today is Blue Monday, widely believed to be the most depressing day of the year. However, you don’t have to let the misery take hold – at times like this you deserve a treat more than ever, which is why we’ve pulled together a list of London’s best spa’s for you to consider. Book yourself in for some R&R and see how quickly those blues melt away…
- Akasha Spa
Located a mere stone throw from the noise and chaos of Piccadilly Circus, Akasha Spa is an oasis of much-needed calm and serenity. With a pristine 18-metre pool at its labyrinthine centre, it also offers saunas, a gym, jacuzzi and Hammam, as well as a range of luxurious treatments.
- St Pancras Renaissance Spa
St Pancras Spa boasts no less than five luxurious treatment rooms in addition to a couple suite, should you wish to bring along your significant other. Treatments are highly specialised, and include the Ko Bi Do facial (which incorporates ancient Japanese massage techniques), the Udvartana Ayurvedic slimming ritual from India, and an exquisite aromatherapy full body massage for intensive relaxation. If you simply wish to enjoy the facilities, a spa day pass for two starts from only £60.
- The Berkeley Spa
A favourite among celebrities, the Berkeley Spa boasts an enviable location, with its open-top swimming pool looking out across Hyde Park. The treatments place a particular emphasis on facials, including the popular Hydra Performance Facial for men featuring Swiss glacial water.
- ESPA Life at Corinthia
A stylish monochrome maze of steam rooms, treatments rooms and various pools, the windowless ESPA life is both decadently lavish and refreshingly modern – the perfect place to escape reality for a few hours. The Thermal Suite is particularly impressive: a sleek, pantherlike oasis of black marble, with a glass-walled sauna amphitheatre at its centre.
- May Fair Spa
Dotted with impressive Middle Eastern statues and boasting an impressive range of treatments, the May Fair Spa is perhaps the most peaceful hotel spa to be found in central London. Enjoy a massage and stay to bake in the stone oven sauna or lounge in the relaxation area afterwards – then why not stay for afternoon tea?