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13 Best Luxury Spas in London

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If you’re looking for a bit of R&R, or a spot of pampering in a setting with a touch more luxury than your own bathroom, then a trip to the spa might well be in order. London has some of the UK’s best luxury spas, and nothing says relaxation more than a day of saunas, hot tubs and massages. The choice in the capital is vast, making it hard to choose, so we’ve narrowed it down for you with a round up of spa days that suit all needs.

Our Top Three

Ushvani spa

Best for Ultimate Luxury | Ushvani, Knightsbridge

Spa Experience

Best for Affordable Luxury | Spa Experience, Swiss Cottage

Spa Illuminata

Best for Couples Luxury | Spa Illuminata, Mayfair

Best Spa Days in London

1. Ushvani

Ushvani spa

Good for: Total luxury

Location: Knightsbridge

Price: £££

This authentic Malaysian setting is a truly luxurious spa experience in London that’s focused on spiritual harmony. Featuring magnificent surroundings with rich, warming colours, beautifully-carved wood panels and specially commissioned Malaysian artworks adorning the walls, Ushvani sets the tone for instant relaxation.

The scent of hibiscus floats delicately throughout the air, with the spa offering an impressive range of experiences, including steam rooms, a subterranean plunge pool and massage treatments where the therapists are guided by the tension in your body.

Our Treatment Pick

Balinese Massage

A deep massage treatment that works to balance the body whilst restoring vitality, relieving tension and boosting circulation. 

Price: £180 for 90 mins

2. Cowshed

Cowshed spa

Good for: Escaping Central London

Location: Primrose Hill

Price: ££

Nestled in Primrose Hill and around the corner from leafy Maida Vale, Cowshed offers a countryside-themed spa that’s far removed from all the hustle and bustle of central London life. This rustic-styled setting has numerous treatments on offer, including facials, massages and manicures, as well as the opportunity to shop the products used throughout.

Our Treatment Pick

Cowshed Signature Facial

This popular treatment uses their signature 4-step cleanse routine followed by a hydrating massage of the face, neck and shoulders. You’ll then have a personalised face mask applied and during this time your choice of a scalp, hand or foot massage will be performed. 

Price: £120 for 60 mins

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3. Ilapothecary

Ilapothecary spa

Good for: Restoring inner peace  

Location: Notting Hill

Price: £

A wellness-focused spa, Ilapothecary is a cult favourite with treatments that focus on skin damage from living in an urban environment, including pollution, as well as stress, hormonal imbalances and fatigue.

Not only are there incredible treatments on offer using organic, natural ingredients, but there are also sound bath and meditation sessions to focus on mental relaxation, too. To top it all off, Meghan Markle declared it as one of her favourite locations to go for a luxury spa day in London.

Our Treatment Pick

Light Your Fire Chakra Balancing Massage

A nurturing treatment that restores the nervous system with a combination of massage and mantra music to help restore health and equilibrium. 

Price: £120 for 60 minutes

4. Spa de La Mer

Spa de la Mer

Good for: Anti-ageing treatments

Location: Harrods, Knightsbridge

Price: £££

Premium beauty brand La Mer launched it’s first UK spa rooms in February 2022, specialising predominantly in incredible facials that are designed to cleanse, energise and hydrate the skin. 

Located on the lower ground floor of Harrods, the setting is one of calm and tranquility with a colour palette of white, taupe and gentle pink tones, whilst its facials replicate this with their Miracle Broth-infused treatments that capture the invigorative energy of the sea.

Known for their anti-ageing products, if you want to walk away with a renewed feeling of youthfulness, this luxury spa is the place in London to come!

Our Treatment Pick

Genaissance De La Mer Facial

This facial works to improve the appearance of skin, offering rejuvenating effect that leaves a touch of timeless radiance.

Price: £175 for 60 minutes

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5. Spa Experience

Spa Experience

Good for: Those on a budget

Location: Swiss Cottage


Day spas aren’t normally an experience you would associate with low cost, but Spa Experience has changed that perception with its excellent value spa facilities and treatments at prices that won’t break the bank.

There are locations across London, but we love the award-winning Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre branch, where there are male and female-only sessions to put guests at ease.

This boutique spa offers a moment of calm away from the stresses of daily life, allowing you to fully relax and recharge, with areas such as the Hammam and sauna, as well as a vast range of restorative massage treatments.

Our Treatment Pick

Akwaterra Massage

Where earth and water meet, this aromatherapy massage is award-winning and uses hot sandstone massage combined with heated ergonomic pods to target tension and rid aches and pains. 

Price: £65-£75 for 50 minutes

6. Spa Illuminata

Spa Illuminata

Good for: Technology-driven treatments

Location: Mayfair

Price: £££

Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, just off Park Lane, Spa Illuminata is more than a day spa as it offers innovative treatments such as non-invasive 3D lipo. These science-based treatments combine a unique blend of a holistic approach with cutting-edge, results-driven technology.


If you’re looking into the best spas in London for couples, then this is also a great option. The Day Spa “Escape for Him and Her” package includes a purifying steam, crystal body massage and anti-aging facial. This is most definitely a 5-star London spa experience!

Our Treatment Pick

3D SkinTech Complete Aesthetic Facial

Using 3D SkinTech technology, this facial is a top-range treatment that’s suitable for all skin types. It includes a cleanse, diamond microdermabrasion, Mesotherapy, skin tightening, radio frequency and LED mask. 

Price: £160 for 90 minutes

7. The Porchester Spa

The Porchester Spa

Good for: Experiencing London’s oldest spa 

Location: Bayswater

Price: £

Set in a stunning building that dates back to 1929, this is the ultimate in authentic spa experiences. If you’re looking for fluffy robes and a soundtrack of waves, it might not be for you, but this doesn’t make this traditional setting any less luxurious. 

If pools are your thing at the spa, The Porchester Spa has you covered. There’s also access, however, to Turkish hot rooms, a relaxation room, steam rooms and a cafe. Treatments include both Swedish and hot stone massages.

Our Treatment Pick

Warm Bamboo Massage Fusion

Perfect for those who enjoy a deep tissue massage, a heated bamboo is used to roll, knead and massage the muscle tissue to release tension and knots. 

Price: £70 for 60 minutes

8. AIRE Ancient Baths

AIRE Ancient Baths

Good for: Beautiful setting

Location: Covent Garden

Price: ££

Calm is at the forefront of this spa’s mind with its candlelit interiors and technology-free experience. AIRE ensures its guests have the opportunity for a complete switch-off from the outside world, something that’s pretty impressive given its central London location. 

This unique setting offers the best of traditional in a spa that’s steeped in history; it was once the home of J.M Barrie, who wrote the famous Peter Pan – in this very building, in fact. 

The spa experience itself offers total relaxation. Guided by staff, they will show you the different thermal experiences from marble steam rooms to energising plunge pools, but our top pick must be the salt pool where you can float all your troubles away. It’s impossible not to come away feeling completely restored!

Our Treatment Pick

Ancient Relaxing Massage 60’

Take a tour of the historic building, experiencing each of the truly unique thermal baths and finishing with an indulgent 60-minute full body massage.  

Price: £210

9. Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa

Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa

Good for: Hair and body treatments

Location: Covent Garden

Price: £

For those wanting a top-to-toe experience, the Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa, with its natural hair and skin products, can make this happen. On offer in this vast building are blow drys, hair colouring, men’s grooming, manicures, massages, facials, reflexology and even energy balancing.

Once you’re preened to perfection and calm has been restored, check out the French café and indulge in some retail therapy at the on-site shop.

Our Treatment Pick

Rejuvenate Spa Experience

This indulgent package is a real bargain that includes an Aveda Aroma Massage, a customised Facial and your choice of an eye treatment. 

Price: £175 for 135 minutes

10. Cloud Twelve

Cloud Twelve spa

Good for: Modern wellness

Location: Notting Hill

Price: £££

For a truly unique experience, this member lifestyle club has wellness at the heart of everything it does, and has even been designed using a Feng Shui philosophy to ensure totally harmonious surroundings.

The epitome of luxury, Cloud Twelve’s spa features thermal experiences including a salt room, as well as offering incredible treatments with guest residencies including Katie Brindle and Julie French, making it unquestionably one of the best luxury spas in London. 

Non-members can also book in but there are some facilities, such as the kids club, that are exclusive to members.

Our Treatment Pick

The Katie Brindle Facial

Preventative Health Expert, Katie Brindle, brings her facial experience to Cloud Twelve which uses the art of Chinese self-healing to bring a truly luxurious experience to clients. Using a Gua Sha and Crystal Eye Mask to further enhance the experience, this is complete indulgence at its best. 

Price: £200 for 60 minutes

11. The House of Elemis

The House of Elemis spa

Good for: Experiencing a well-known brand in a spa setting

Location: Mayfair

Price: ££

This modern townhouse setting is bright and airy, making for a luxurious and calming experience that’s perfect for your very own self-care moment.

The House of Elemis has an extensive treatment menu that combines traditional massage techniques with high-end technology, and is known for being one of the best spa brands in London.

Juices are available from a menu curated by celebrity nutritionist, Amelia Freer, and there are even personal workout sessions, too, led by trendy fitness brand Freedom2Train.

Our Treatment Pick

Pro-Glow Brilliance Facial+

Billed as a recipe for radiance, this facial uses brightening enzymes and ultrasonic peel technology to deeply cleanse the skin and remove daily dirt and grime. This hydrating treatment plumps and softens the skin to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion. 

Price: £130 for 50 mins

12. Thai Square Spa

Thai Square Spa

Good for: Men’s treatments

Location: Trafalgar Square

Price: ££

Take a trip to Thailand without your passport by popping into the Thai Square Spa. Its authentic Thai treatments and spa essentials, such as its sauna, jacuzzi, Himalayan salt room, Rasul, and relaxation area, make it one of the best spas in London. It offers a wonderfully serene experience in a stunningly ornate setting. 

If you’re after somewhere that has a good range of men’s treatments, then this is the spot, with hot towel facials being a particular highlight of what is on offer.

Our Treatment Pick

Body Revival

A treatment designed to relax and rebalance, you’ll start with a scrub to energise the body and then a Thai massage with hot herbal compresses will be performed. You’ll walk away with improved circulation, a calm mind, and a soothed soul. 

Price: £210 for 120 mins

13. Lush

Lush spa

Good for: A unique experience

Location: Oxford Street

Price: £

Take a walk down a busy UK high street, and you’ll likely be able to sniff out a Lush store a mile off. In these stores, you’ll find a treasure trove of bath bombs, soaps and more, but did you know that they also have several spas?

Whilst Oxford Street might not come across as a spot for total relaxation, it’s the location of one of seven Lush spas. Step inside, head down to the basement, and you’ll find a quaint setting that’s far removed from the brashness of the stores themselves. On offer is a range of treatments, including mineral baths, reflexology, ayurvedic treatments and massages for couples.

Our Treatment Pick

Karma Spa Treatment 

Two therapists work in tandem for a seamless experience that incorporates a full body massage with music, movement, and meditation. A truly unique experience that combines all the senses in this ayurvedic-inspired treatment. 

Price: £225 for 65 minutes

Final Thoughts

We’ve lined up a great selection of some of the top spas in London, from budget to boutique, but all totally luxurious. It’s clear to see that if you’re coming to London for one of the best spa days you’ll ever experience, you’re likely to find it! Wherever you choose to visit, you’ll be sure to come away feeling fully calm and restored. 

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