There’s nothing quite like a pamper day and with so many great places to explore in the City, you really are spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for a day of pure relaxation or looking to get your hair done we have narrowed down some of the best spots in the City. All you need to do now is block out some time in your diary and get booking.
Despite the City being full of amazing spas, there is one that really stood out to us – Heavenly Spa by Westin. This spa most certainly lives up to its name and with a number of treatments to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. Located on Upper Thames Street, on the edge of The City and facing the River Thames this spa will impress with ease. Not only is this spa aesthetically pleasing but it screams sophistication. Whether you’re in the mood to lounge by the pool or try one of the amazing treatments on offer – it’s an afternoon well spent. The staff are attentive and it’s everything you would expect from a luxury 5-star hotel. Ultimately, this spa is pure luxury and class – the perfect place for a self-care reset.
60 Upper Thames St EC4V 3AD
Heavenly Spa London
Relax at Nobu
Of course, you’ve heard of Nobu but did you know that they have a Spa? Nope, nor did we, until now.
Nestled amidst the energy of East London’s creative district and the financial centre of the City, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch delivers the perfect blend of industrial chic and Japanese simplicity.
Nobu’s treatment rooms are luxurious and the perfect place to enjoy 90 minutes of pure relaxation. A great massage to try is the Thai-Qi Flow massage, this therapeutic, warming and invigorating massage integrates Thai herbal compresses along with hands on massage, stretches and acupressure techniques to help balance the body and mind. Thai-Qi Flow massage helps to energise the body’s flow of energy, aids the release of tight muscles, and promotes a feeling of optimum wellbeing.
The massage therapist was absolutely amazing and applied just the right amount of pressure at the right points. She uses her expertise and knowledge to understand where the body needs the most work and constantly works with the client to learn about where their aches and pains sit. This is a truly incredible experience and one that deserves to be tried.
10-50 Willow St EC2A 4BH
Try a Hot Stone Massage
Another fantastic massage in the City that will help you to relax, unwind and rejuvenate is the hot stone massage at Rena Spa, part of Leonardo Royal Hotel London City. Whether you have the afternoon off from work or are here for a spa day – be ready to enjoy 50 minutes of pure relaxation. The treatment rooms are spacious and luxurious. The hot stones are carefully placed on your chakras to open up energy pathways, helping to sooth the mind, muscle tension and reduce aches and pains. This massage will have you feeling refreshed as you leave the spa. The massage therapist was fantastic and catered the massage to my needs – really focusing on the areas with the most tension and aches. A fab massage that needs to be tried.
45 Prescot St E1 8GP
Leonardo Royal Hotel London
Get the glow
Looking for a facial treatment that you can do in your lunch break? Well, head on over to Aliona’s Beauty Corner, located within five-star hotel, Andaz. This facial which includes dermaplaning, a facial massage and a face mask. Dermaplaning is a simple and easy way of removing ‘peach fuzz’ from the face and the build up of dead skin. Not only will you be left with brighter looking skin, but makeup also sits much better on the skin too. The great thing about Aliona’s treatments is that she caters them to the needs of her client.
40 Liverpool St EC2M 7QN
Alionas Beauty Corner
Stay at a City hotel
What’s better than a night away for some well-needed relaxation. If you’re looking for a chic and classy place to stay, then be sure to check out Hotel Saint. Located in the heart of The Square Mile and inspired by the site’s ancient 2,000-year-old Roman history, Hotel Saint is at the crossroads of several of London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods – including Spitalfields, Shoreditch and Whitechapel.
As you walk into the hotel, you will be greeted by the fabulous and friendly staff who really do go over and beyond to make you feel at home. For incredible views of the City, be sure to secure a room on the 13th floor. The spacious rooms are designed well – with tall ceilings and sharp interiors also give the hotel a very modern feel.
If you’re looking to head out to grab some food, there are plenty of choices nestled around Aldgate or alternatively, the hotel have an all-day dining restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of dishes. If you’re looking to grab a cocktail before dinner, check out their rooftop bar which is situated on the 14th floor of the hotel – Jin Bo Law. This rooftop bar is most certainly picture perfect and the cocktails are pretty magnificent too. The bar staff are great and always on-hand for cocktail recommendations.
If you’re looking to relax, rejuvenate and take some time away, Hotel Saint is a great place to do that. With so many great options for food and drink in one location it really does seem like a winner to us. Impeccable service, a swanky hotel with perfect views of the City – it’s time to get booking.
9 Aldgate High St EC3N 1AH
Hotel Saint London
Enjoy some afternoon tea
The perfect treat for your pamper day is some afternoon tea. Why not head over to boutique hotel Vintry & Mercer. The Crown Afternoon Tea, which is enjoyed in the Mercer Roof Terrace boasts stunning views of the City. Available every weekend, guests are treated to an afternoon tea inspired by the opulent world of British royalty, with a special Princess & Prince’s Afternoon Tea available for children. This afternoon tea is beautifully presented, you will be impressed with the intricate detail the handcrafted pastry selection holds. The Mercer Roof Terrace is a fabulous hidden gem in the City and perfect to enjoy the very few days of sunshine we have this year. A great afternoon tea to try this weekend.
19-20 Garlick Hill EC4V 2AU
Vintry & Mercer | New Luxury Hotel In The City Of London
Time to get your hair done
A beautiful salon situated in the City, a short walk from Holborn station is the perfect place to get your locks worked on. House of Keune by Bloom opened at the end of last year, and the 5,700 square foot, state-of-the-art building features a 29-seat salon and training academy, Comptoir Gourmand coffee shop and bakery, and is home to the Keune UK headquarters.
If you are after getting your roots worked on or hair coloured, Kate is fabulous and really listens to the client’s needs. She works her magic whilst you are able to enjoy some down time and sip on that cup of tea.
An added bonus, whilst getting your hair washed or a treatment applied to your hair are the wonderful massage chairs.
Stylist, Kliff is fantastic and will work through what works for your hair depending on your hair type. Whether you’re taking the plunge and going for a short bob or just a tidy up, he’s the perfect person to assist you.
This salon boasts pure relaxation with a house full of experts who are readily available to answer all your hair related questions. House of Keune by Bloom embodies class, sophistication and luxury – it’s time to book in that appointment.