Looking for a spa to slip into with your significant other to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body? Here’s our picks for the best spas for couples in London.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
Wind down in Whitehall
Let’s begin with the basics. ESPA Life at the Corinthia’s thermal spa facilities feature an indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, an amphitheatre sauna, ice fountain, heated marble loungers and sleep pods.
If you opt for their ‘Indulgent Day Retreat’ (£600 per person) you’ll be treated to an ESPA Inner Calm Massage which involves breathwork, full body aromatherapy massage and a scalp massage with rose quartz crystals.
Now that your suitably relaxed, skincare guru Dr Barbara Sturm’s Signature Facial will make you look like a million dollars.
Following up with a Sea Salt & Oil body scrub, a light lunch and a glass of champagne - you can spend the rest of your time in the thermal spa zoning out or contemplating existence.
Aire Ancient Baths
Relaxing Romantic Rituals
“Designed to bring you closer, created for you to feel the love.” The Aire Ancient Baths’ ‘Love Together’ package (£210 per person) is rare treat for you and your significant other.
Their 60 minute full body massage incorporating sandalwood oil and warm amethyst crystals will release all of your tension then it’s on to the Ancient Thermal baths featuring baths at different temperatures (hot, cold, warm, ice), the jets bath, the Vaporium (Steam Room with aromatherapy),the Flotarium (Salt Water Bath) and a salt exfoliation area.
The ritual ends in the relaxation area were you can rest together on warm marble stones, enjoy a glass of cold cava or fresh juice and indulge in luxury truffles.
The SPA at the Mandarin Oriental
A Feast of Eastern Treatments.
Featuring a unique Rasul water temple, a traditional mosaic-tiled steam room and a warm rain shower, the Mandarin Oriental’s Spa is a zen paradise in the heart of Knightsbridge.
Their Tian Quan Treatment (£490 per person) is a personalised bathing treatment inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. Natural herbs, combined with Mandarin Oriental signature products are used together to create a soothing and tranquil bathing experience, followed by a hydrating facial, a full body massage, relaxation
time and a delicious wellness snack.
Some kind of Super Spa.
The Onyx Spa Suite offers a tranquil and blissfully private treatment experience for two. Self-contained and featuring a private changing area, side-by-side treatment beds, a twin steam shower, relaxation space and a hydro massage tub.
A thoroughly bespoke experience, your appointed therapist guides you through the menu of available treatments allowing yourself and your guest to pick and choose what feels right for you on the day.
You might opt for the elegantly named ‘Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Lift Facial’, an intensive facial which utilises diamond powder to ease fine lines and wrinkles. Or if you fancy a massage, ‘The Meso- Infusion Body Hydration’ treatment will drain your lymph nodes and release your tension.
With prices starting at £750 per person, this is a luxury experience to be savoured.
The New Spa On the Block
Featuring an 18.5 metre Infinity Pool with views over Bishopsgate Plaza, the Pan Pacific is a fairly new hotel on the block with an impressive menu of spa treatments.
Their ‘Ultimate Pan Pacific London Seasonal Wellbeing’ experience (£340 per person) might be a mouthful to say but it sounds like a little piece of heaven.
Using Thai and Balinese techniques, their holistic rejuvenating massage improves your blood circulation as well as loosening those stiff muscles We then move onto a nirvana inducing hand massage paired with an exquisite detoxifying facial.
After you’re suitably Zen, it’s time to relax in The Drawing Room on one of the heated loungers to peruse the food and drinks menu or catch forty winks.
The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
Rest your bones in Belgravia
If you’re enticed by the idea of a few laps of a beautiful pool, sweating off the toxins in a sauna and chilling your boots in a relaxation area then The Carlton Tower Jumeirah ticks all of those boxes. For those in the mood for that extra special treat, their ‘Relaxing Time for Two’ experience (£240 per person) is the way to go.
“Comprising a combination of slow and relaxing massage techniques and the power of heated herbal compresses pressed over the entire body, the experience
completes with careful attention paid to pressure points on the face and a warm scalp massage.”
Tea and sandwiches afterwards. Job done.
The Four Seasons Park Lane
Enjoy the high life.
The Four Season’s ‘Sky Suite’, an exclusive spa with Hyde Park views, a private steam shower and separate dressing and relaxation rooms is the place you want to be for a bit of R&R.
Their ‘Couples Exclusive Sky Suite Experience’ (£860) is the sensible choice.
You’ll enjoy a welcome drink on arrival followed by one hour of relaxation in the steam room with a glass of something chilled and a special treat.
Next, a two-hour spa treatment with your personalized choice of three of the following 40-minute treatments: tension relief foot therapy, full-body essential oil & salt exfoliation, personalized facial, personalized massage or back scrub with a purifying back mask and scalp massage.
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
Heaven is a place near Hyde Park Corner.
Awarded Best Urban Spa at the Good Spa Awards 2021, The Lanesbrough Club & Spa has the pedigree and facilities to impress.
Sauna, steam room and hydro pool - all covered - and their ‘Time for Two’ couples experience (£720) is the icing on the cake.
First you’ll both be treated to a Mini Facial or Salt Scrub, followed by back massages, a manicure or pedicure in their ‘Painting Room’ and to top it off, a two-course lunch in the Club & Spa Restaurant.