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Unwind and refresh at 5 of the best day spas in London

Published on January 28, 2019 by Rebecca Hinshelwood

the metropolitan luxury serviced apartments londonThis January, many of us need to schedule in some time out. This means different things to different people but following on from the busy party season of December, something needs to give. The festive period is the only time of year when most of us emerge from the “break” even more worn out than before the break itself!

With the Summer a long way away, a London spa break is the ideal way to unwind, regroup and prepare for the year ahead. So where are the city’s best independent day spas? And, in addition, how can a 5* serviced apartment make your break the ultimate in relaxation? 

Decléor Boutique Spa

Nestled on Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, is Decléor’s first UK day spa. Here, you can choose from a full body indulgence to an on-the-go facial. Try their new ‘facial pilates’ treatment for the most current in natural facial health techniques.

The House of Elemis 

This established Mayfair destination is “where spa meets science meets skin”. You can indulge both your face and body on the go at the Elemis Speed Spa, or for several hours of indulgence at the Penthouse.


On Cadogan Gardens in Chelsea lies Ushvani. Here, you will find a full range of spa indulgence, including restorative therapies and reviving baths. Ushvani has been sumptuously decorated to create a unique environment in which to luxuriate and revitalise your energies. 

Cowshed Carnaby

For centrally based pampering on the run, Cowshed run three day spa locations in their shops in Soho, Holland Park and Shoreditch. 

Thai Square Spa

Just a short walk from the Embankment, you will find Thai Square Spa on Northumberland Avenue. With luxuriously refurbished baths and a vast array of indulgent treatments on the menu, this spa is a real destination. Reviving zones include a Nordic sauna, Himalayan salt house, and Scandinavian ice fountain. 

Accommodation to Fit

In Kensington, among the residential lanes and streets just a short walk from spas such as Ushvani you’ll find further sanctuary away from the city’s hustle and bustle. With easy access to central London locations, too, a serviced apartment is the perfect way to complement a rejuvenating break.

Relaxing Space

With around 30% more space than a similar quality hotel suite, a 5* serviced apartment allows you to enjoy the living space to remain comfortable for the duration of your stay. Even when you’re not at the spa! When you return to your apartment, you can spread out and even entertain with the same comfort that you would in your own home.

Indulgent Service

Setting apart serviced apartments from vacation rental accommodation is the level of service provided as part of your stay. With concierge, maid, cleaning and catering services on offer, you can truly unwind. Ditch the dreary chores and simply enjoy uninterrupted living on your rejuvenating London spa break. 

Luxurious Freedom

The freedom of unwinding in a luxury serviced apartment derives from its lack of constriction and heightened privacy. You are not constrained to hotel meal and door times,  and reception space is entirely your own. Certainly, this is true freedom to simply enjoy every moment of your break and return feeling fully refreshed.

So whether you’re in need of some time out this January or indeed any time of year, a boutique spa and luxury serviced apartment makes for a perfect break. With service and flexibility to ensure your itinerary is entirely suited to your needs, you’ll emerge ready to take on the rest of the year!

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