London at sunset
Probably the busiest capital in Europe, London is home to some of the ritziest hotels and spas in the world. From quick fixes to full day retreats, these splendid spas will cater to your every need.
In Europe, it is hard to beat London for the sheer range of glamorous hotels and spas on offer. There are the classics, the cheap and chic choices, and the shiny and new. Here we choose the very best in England’s capital.
THE SPA AT DOLPHIN SQUARE
If you can forgive the slightly odd name, this Moroccan-themed spa in the heart of Pimlico is the ideal place for a quick spa fix.
Specialising in traditional Moroccan treatments, here you’ll not only find a Hammam but also Rhassoul and Salt Infused Steam Rituals. In fact, Dolphin Square is the only spa in London to offer all three classic Moroccan settings, and very smart they are too.
Other unique attributes include the mineral-rich water, which is used in the spa treatments. This is drawn directly from the only working artesian well in the City of Westminster, giving the spa top green credentials.
For large groups – perhaps a hen or birthday party – it is possible to take over The Moroccan Oasis. Here, up to 14 guests can use The Spa and can indulge in a classic Moroccan hammam experience. Hammams are traditionally social spaces, after all.
The Spa also offers the lemon detox method, first conceived 60 years ago by Hawaiian ‘master cleanser’ Stanley Burroughs. Popular with celebrities on account of its weight-loss promises, this detox involves drinking a concoction of lemon juice, water and cayenne pepper, which is believed to dissolve excess fat and speed up metabolism. The friendly spa advisers are on hand to offer guidance on how best to safely approach such detoxes.
Lastly, the Dolphin Square health care clinicians, fitness and spa experts have also created bespoke wellness programmes for long-term visitors.