The Best Spa Hotels to Book in London

Nourish your body and soul with a pampering session at the Beaumont Spa – one of London's many special spa hotels
Nourish your body and soul with a pampering session at the Beaumont Spa – one of London's many special spa hotels | Courtesy of the Beaumont Spa
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12 January 2022
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The boisterous buzz of London can sometimes feel overwhelming. Those looking to find a slice of heaven in this urban jungle can check in for a moment of peace and pampering at one of the best spa hotels in London. Whether you’re a visitor or resident in desperate need of rest and relaxation, you won’t regret booking a session at one of London’s best spa hotels. Whereas a pool and a treatment room once sufficed, the growing wellness trend means patrons now want more immersive spa experiences, and these luxe hotels have answered the call. Here’s our pick of the best spa hotels in the London, all bookable with Culture Trip.

The Beaumont Spa, for Moroccan-style pampering in Mayfair

The silver-tiled plunge pool, steam room and sauna at the Beaumont Spa.
The Beaumont Spa | Courtesy of the Beaumont Spa
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, the secreted-away spa in the art-deco Beaumont entices you into its labyrinth of treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools. If you’re looking for a cure-all, opt for the Soothing Hammam treatment during which a specialist will nourish your body (and soul) with Moroccan-style pampering. You’ll be washed with warm water and black soap atop a marble table, before your skin gets a rigorous buffing with a kessa mitt and a full-body Dead Sea mud wrap. Just as you think you can’t get any softer, you’ll be taken into another room where a melted shea butter massage works away all your knots and tension.

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel and Spa, for a warm embrace in Fulham

Swimming pool at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel London with wicker sunbeds and a blue-lit ceiling
Courtesy of The Chelsea Harbour Hotel / Hotels.com

No matter the watch around your wrist, it’s always me-time at the Chelsea Harbour, one of the best spa hotels in London. At the health club, each changing room comes with a steam room and sauna, where time freezes the more your body heats up. The amber glow of candles cast dancing shadows across the room as you sip afternoon tea. Once your feet get the royal treatment with a long-overdue cleanse, you’ll be ready to walk on air to the massage table where warm Fleur de Vigne oil dissipates tension as it enters your every pore.

The Berkeley, for nourishing the body inside and out in Knightsbridge

Massage room at Bamford Wellness Spa with white walls and furniture, and a massage bed covered in white towels
Bamford Wellness Spa | Courtesy of The Berkeley / Expedia
Tailored spa treatments designed to revitalise your mind, body and soul come as standard at the Berkeley. The hotel’s Bamford Wellness Spa elevates your stay with an uplifting mix of holistic treatments, invigorating wellness classes and premium relaxation. Any afternoon is immediately enhanced with a restorative one-to-one yoga class, full body exfoliation, and nourishing silent massage that awakens the senses as you drift to sleep. Interrupt your trail of Zs only to float to the rooftop pool where a fresh smoothie and views of Hyde Park keep you in a delightful daze.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, for pampering with your partner in Knightsbridge

A contemporary Art Deco-style room at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, featuring a double bed with a padded, olive-green leather headboard and seating; gold accents and a work desk.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park | Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park / Hotels.com
Serenity for soulmates is found at the Mandarin Oriental. We urge you lovebirds to swoon right into the Oriential Suite at this top spa hotel in London. Hand-in-hand you’ll stand before the Rasul water temple, its heat, steam and mud inviting you to loosen up on the twin massage beds. When your delightful dual massage ends, it’s up to you whether to head to the Zen colour therapy relaxation area, amethyst crystal steam room, vitality pool or your suite.

Rosewood London, for celeb-approved skincare in Holborn

A room at Rosewood London with check-pattern carpet, high ceilings, white walls, artwork and a king bed with white bedding
Courtesy of Rosewood London / Expedia
Looking for a tempting hotel with a spa in London? Rosewood seals the deal with Face Place, a US-hailing skincare clinic favoured by New York runway models and Hollywood A-listers. After rejuvenating every pore with the clinic’s signature galvanic current treatment, lay your radiant cheeks on your suite’s king bed or book endless body rituals at the hotel’s Sense Spa to ease you into a deep night’s sleep.

The Savoy, for workouts and wellness on the Strand

Indoor swimming pool at The Savoy, surrounded by grey tiled floors and dark wood framed windows
The Savoy | Courtesy of The Savoy / Expedia

For relaxation that is defined not by the massage oils on your back but by the sweat on your brow, head to the Savoy. This London luxury spa hotel on the Strand has not one but two gyms open around the clock for heart-pumping pampering. The sauna and steam room will warm you up after a swim against the jet-stream current in the indoor pool. If your aching muscles convince you to slow your heart rate, the signature Savoy facial, back scrub and full body massage are worth the pause.

K West Hotel and Spa, for a Scandinavian snow room in Shepherd's Bush

The spa at K West Hotel, with water treatment beds, a sauna, individual seating booths and a twinkling star ceiling.
K West Hotel and Spa | Courtesy of K West Hotel / Expedia
Seasonal serenity can be experienced at this Scandi-style spa in west London. The sleek hotel boasts London’s very own Snow Paradise – a frosty cabin with temperatures plummeting below -10C (14F) to stimulate the senses after a session in the heat of the sauna. Beaming white walls are contrasted with neutral tones and wooden furnishings, and the mirrored tiling reflects the sparkling waters of the hydrotherapy pool. Visit the steam room to destress the mind and body, and leave ready to face the outside world with a sense of tranquility.

Bulgari Hotel London, for a luxe indoor pool in Knightsbridge

The long indoor pool lit by underwater lights and gauze columns between the rows of cabanas at the Bulgari Hotel in London.
Bulgari Hotel | Courtesy of Bulgari Hotel / Expedia

Those looking to spoil themselves could do worse than stepping inside the lavish, marbled spa at the Bulgari. A paean to ritzy Italian luxury, the hotel comes with all the frills, including a steam room, numerous treatment rooms and a hot tub. Luminous colonnades flank the 25m (82ft) pool – a rare find in the middle of the city – which is lit by dappled rays from underwater lights and overlooked by rows of cabanas. Meanwhile, the golden cavern of the vitality pool offers invigorating massage jets. When you can soak no more, make like James Bond and refresh your palate with a vodka martini or two at the Nolita Social bar upstairs.

Four Seasons Hotel London, for a true spa escape near Tower Hill

A huge and luxurious marble bathroom with tub and large vanity area at Four Seasons Hotel London.
Four Seasons Hotel London | Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel London / Expedia

Four Seasons hotels are well known for their glamorous interiors, and this outpost in the east of London is no different. The atrium in the the lobby casts a soft golden glow over the sleek interiors, and there’s a Narnia-esque quality to the silvery winter woodland depicted on the pillars of the pool area. The glitz continues in the futuristic hammam, which feels like the inside of a disco ball with its shining tiles and spherical shape. Hot stone massages and immaculate manicures serve as the perfect prelude to an evening meal at the hotel’s Asian-fusion restaurant, Mei Ume, where you can tuck into signature dishes such as the spicy tuna maki.

Baglioni Hotel, for ultimate privacy in chic Kensington

View of bathroom vanity area with door to shower at Baglioni Hotel London.
Baglioni Hotel London | Courtesy of Baglioni Hotel London / Expedia

Situated on the chic streets of Kensington, this grand Victorian building houses an expansive spa that welcomes outside clients as well as hotel guests. An earthy palette creates a natural look and feel, with dark wood furnishings and abstract branch patterns complementing the beige walls. Privacy is ensured thanks to separate steam facilities for men and women, while massages and facials are on offer in the three atmospheric treatment rooms. Prime yourself for relaxation by burning off some energy at the 24/7 gym, a well-equipped space managed by Linn Hansen, the former UK Fitness Champion.

The Langham, for Asian-inspired treatments near Oxford Street

A luxury king bedroom in light beige and gold tones with wall of windows at the Langham in London
Courtesy of the Langham / Expedia
The Langham treats guests to a classically lavish experience that begins in the grand marble lobby and extends all the way to the plush rooms and cosseting spa. Housed in what was once a large bank vault, the beautiful sunken indoor pool feels hidden and exclusive. Chinese medicine takes centre stage in the Chuan Body+Soul spa, where treatments such as the 2.5-hour Chuan Ritual – including a massage and facial – will leave you feeling like a new person.

This article is an updated version of a story originally created by Bianca Barratt. Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting.

These recommendations were updated on January 12, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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