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10 Affordable London Spas worth trying

10 Affordable London Spas worth trying

As part of your trip to London, you should also consider pampering yourself – after all, you are worth it! Taking time out for a spot of indulgence in a totally relaxing spa is one of the pleasures of life. Many London spas are famous for their combination of luxury and affordability so that your bank balance does not take a hit.

Here is a list of 10 affordable London spas you could give a go:

  1. Akasha Spa

    Located at Piccadilly Circus, it has an exotic 18 metre long pool that is flanked by a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a Turkish Hamam. It also has a `Watsu’ pool where you can opt for a session of hydrotherapy and Shiatsu massage. A hamam or Turkish bath is a variant of the Roman bath. It has three rooms: the hot room for massage and steam-soaking; the warm room for washing with soap and water; and the cool room for a period of relaxation. Watsu is a form of body therapy performed in around 35°C of warm water for deep relaxation and passive aquatic therapy. This aquatic bodywork combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance. Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan, based on the theoretical framework of traditional Chinese medicine with elements of modern western medical knowledge. ‘Shiatsu’ means “finger pressure” in the Japanese language. However, Shiatsu includes massages not only with fingers and thumbs, but also feet and palms. The variety of Shiatsu manual techniques include pressure, kneading, soothing, tapping, and stretching.

  2. The Spa London

    Based in Bethnal Green, London, this is one of the pioneer day spas and it is regarded as affordable. It offers various steam rooms as well as plunge pools and Turkish Hamams. Spa treatment would range from a `head in the Clouds’ massage along with hair treatment and an exotic Ginger Salt and Lime Glow treatment.

  3. The Porchester Spa

    This is housed in a vintage 1929 building near Royal Oak in London. It has a great ventilation system, a re-tiled steam room and sauna. People like to go to this spa for its pools that include a swimming pool and a plunge pool to cool off after a hot stint in one of the Turkish rooms. You can have a wrap or a facial at an affordable fee.

  4. Spa at the K West Hotel at Shepherds Bush

    This trendy spa with plush features has a Jacuzzi, a Scandinavian sauna and steam room, a Sun Meadow room for gentle light therapy and a snow room Chilled to -15*C designed to complement the spa’s hot-cold therapy. K Spa has a team of experienced and qualified therapists that can create a tailored treatment package for each customer.

  5. The Elemis House

    This is a little spa located at Primrose Hill. It has flash treatment rooms along with a speed spa in its basement, which deals with fast beauty treatment. You can opt for a 15-minute session in a pedi-chair and/or half an hour of Swedish massage.

  6. Dao Spa

    The location in Victoria, London is excellent and easily accessible. Dao Spa offers detox as a stress buster for visitors to London as well as commuters. It concentrates on a range of wellness treatments that are inspired from the Orient. Its facilities include smart treatment rooms that provide holistic massage and therapies. Customers appreciate the range of half-hour treatments available at an attractive rate.

  7. The Spa at Floatworks

    Situated near London Bridge, The Spa at Floatworks serves as a flotation centre as it is not a spa in the conventional sense. Do not expect to lounge around in robes, but if you seek a calm and lush environment, then you will love it here. There are 9 private flotation rooms that also have therapy suites offering massage and complementary therapies. A flotation session is very affordable.

  8. Cowshed Primrose Hill

    This spa is located at Babington House on Regents Park Road. Visitors will find it laid back and close to nature with its leafy surroundings. It is a day spa and is considered country-chic. You can access a whole range of massages and treatments including full body treatment, a head massage for half an hour or a 45-minute body scrub.

  9. The Hilton London Syon Park Spa

    A spa day at this unique spa includes afternoon tea with a glass of champagne, towels, robe and slippers. The spa facilities at the Hilton London Syon Park Spa are from 12:00 to 19:00 hours. Even one hour of rejuvenation and relaxation is well worth the price.

  10. The Spa at the Aveda Institute on High Holborn

    This spa is hard to beat for its rates. Therefore, if you really wish to stretch your travel money, this is the place to be. It is recognised as one of the original suppliers of natural skin and hair products and its brand delivers quality treatment at this spacious beauty spa. Relaxation is good for the body and mind and their pedicures and manicures are very affordable.