Instant calmer: a guide to London's best spas for some R&R

Instant calmer: a guide to London's best spas for some R&R

Updated on 14 September 2016

Instant calmer: a guide to London's best spas for some R&R
Ready for some R&R after all that planning? You’ll need one of the best spas in town

Words: Abha Shah

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Corinthia Hotel London
Billing itself as ‘the next generation of spa’, the Corinthia’s enormous ESPA Life sanctuary comprises 17 treatment rooms, an amphitheatre sauna with 360° views and private sleep pods to curl up in post-treatment. If you need to depressurise from wedmin-linked stress, try the Bamboo Joint Release Experience (£250). The 120-minute treatment is a no-nonsense overhaul that begins with a foot ritual and ends with a scalp massage. There are body exfoliation, facial cleanses and other invigorating treatments along the way. corinthia.com

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London 
Set over two floors, the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge is an oasis of calm ready to put you back in the wedding zone. Get your complexion camera-ready with the Linda Meredith Revive Oxygen facial (£135 for 50 minutes). A therapist will smooth an oxygen serum over you to rebuild damaged cells and plump your skin. It’s particularly helpful for banishing dark circles as well as evening out skin tone. mandarinoriental.com

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Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
With a menu of signature rituals designed to rejuvenate, this rooftop spa is a welcome respite for wedding-worn brides. It’s famed for its Four Hands at Four Seasons massage (£245 for 80 minutes) where two therapists work simultaneously to ease tired muscles using bespoke body oil. If you’d prefer to banish your orange peel, the Green Coffee and Chilli Resculpting massage (£115 for 50 minutes) is for you. fourseasons.com

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The Langham, London
With a chandelier-lit pool and Himalayan rock salt sauna, Chuan Spa at The Langham does things differently. Tucked below the bustle of Regent Street, Chuan makes a great haven if you need some calm after a big bridal shop. Prep skin for summer with Chuan’s Signature Herbal Salt Scrub (£70 for 30 minutes, off peak). The mint and ginger herbal salt combo will lift your senses while exfoliating your skin. chuanspa.com

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Mondrian London at Sea Containers
With a commanding position on the South Bank, Mondrian London has made waves since its 2014 launch. Head below deck and you’ll find the hotel’s glamorous bathhouse and spa. If you’re flashing a little flesh on the big day, book yourself in for an all-over exfoliating Mud Cure (£100 for 60 minutes, off peak). The treatment will produce skin smooth enough to see you through to the honeymoon. morganshotelgroup.com



This article was first published in Squaremeal Weddings 2016