Treat yourself to a nutmeg bath or a detoxing body wrap at one of these five relaxing west London spas
1 The Bulgari Spa
The glamorous Bulgari Spa combines Asian and European techniques to balance you out entirely. The Four Handed Massage will relax you from head-to-toe while treatments like the Jax Coco Body Experience will have you feeling revived and refreshed. The spa also offers Acupuncture sessions and customised facials. If you book yourself a spa day at Bulgari, make room for the food. Alain Ducasse’s Rivea restaurant is on site.
171 Knightsbridge SW7 1DW, 020 7151 1010; bulgarihotels.com
2 Urban Retreat
The lavish Urban Retreat flagship, nestled in the midst of Harrods, is a hit with professionals in the area looking for a mid-day treat. Its services are exemplary. There are quick treatments for nails and lashes on offer in a luxurious setting. For a more lengthy indulgence check out their authentic Moroccan Hammam room.
5th Floor, Harrods, SW1X 7XL, 020 7893 8333; urbanretreat.co.uk
3 South Kensington Club
This swanky new members’ only establishment offers a substantial menu of beauty treatments, including a total body detox for £180. The star feature is the bathhouse, inspired by Russian banyas and Turkish hammams. Members can enjoy The Watsu Pool, a lava stone enclave designed for deep relaxation.
38-42 Harrington Road SW7 3ND, 020 3006 6868; southkensingtonclub.com
4 Aman Spa
The Connaught Hotel’s award-winning Aman spa is the first to be built outside the world-famous Aman resorts. If you book a 90 minute treatment, you’ll have access to the spa’s facilities, which include a lit ionised pool and steam room. The Mayfair sanctuary has services targeted at frequent travellers, and offers an excellent tailored holistic massage.
Carlos Place W1K 2AL, 020 3147 7306; the-connaught.co.uk/aman-spa
Looking for indulgent escapsim at its most divine? Then venture to Malaysian-inspired retreat Ushvani, located just off Sloane Square. It was voted the UK’s Best Day Spa by both Tatler and Condé Nast Traveller. Massages, facials, and bespoke holistic plant-based treatments are available – from papaya body scrubs to a nutmeg flower bath. A spa pool and steam room are available for women only.
1 Cadogan Gardens SW3 2RJ, 020 7730 2888; ushvani.com