National Spa Week: Top 5 places in London to be pampered according to Tripadvisor reviews

National Spa Week 2022 is currently underway, as Londonworld looks at the five places in the capital worth a visiting for a pamper day, according to Tripadvisor

After the year everyone has had so far and the Christmas rush starting to pick up pace, why not take a moment to unwind, relax and treat yourself to a Spa day in London? Perfect timing too as National Spa Week 2022 aims to raise public awareness of the physical, mental and emotional benefits that regular spa attendance can offer.

Taking place from now until November 4, thousands of spas and salons across the UK are uniting to offer lots of exciting introductory offers and promotions on spa treatments so more people can give it a try. Writing about the reasons for National Spa Week, organisers stated: “Our 21st-century lives are fast-paced, more digitally influenced, and busier than ever before.”

“In the same way regular gym attendance keeps us physically fit, regular spa attendance is an effective way to help combat the long-term effects of everyday stress that we have become accustomed to living with.”

Charlie Thompson, Chairman of the UK Spa Association, said of National Spa Week 2022: “It’s high time that the spa industry elevated itself within the public arena as an essential health service that has a great deal to offer, in combination with more widely recognised options such as gyms, sports clinics and counselling.”

Londonworld has taken to Tripadvisor to find out where in London are the best places during National Spa Week for an all-important pampering and some well-earned “me” time, to make life a little bit easier for you this week.

Five best Spas in London according to Tripadvisor

The Bath House - Banya London

  • Location: 1 Grosvenor Gardens, London
  • Rating on Tripadvisor: 5/5
  • Recommended treatment time: 2-3 hours

What Tripadvisor said: Located opposite Buckingham Palace, The Bath House - Banya London blends the traditions of the authentic banya with the best of the contemporary spa. The Bath House comprises a large Public Banya and a dining area serving traditional, homemade Eastern European food and drinks.

What reviewers said: “The Bath House Banya London. The perfect retreat for a wind-down, rest and relaxation. This place is a must-go for individuals, couples or even families who want to just relax and detox. The place trained masseuses and trained experienced staff to carry out treatments.”

To book a spa day at The Bath House - Banya London, visit their Tripadvisor page.

The public dipping area at The Bath House - Banya London

The Spa at The Athenaeum

  • Location: 116 Piccadilly Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, London W1J 7BJ
  • Rating on Tripadvisor: 5/5
  • Recommended treatment time: 1-2 hours

What Tripadvisor said: A boutique haven of tranquillity, The Spa at The Athenaeum is a hidden gem, nestled beneath the Mayfair hotel. Indulge in The Spa at The Athenaeum’s exclusive Temple Spa treatments – perfect for a spot of relaxation.

What reviewers said: Absolutely amazing experience! A small clean spa that has everything you need. The staff were lovely and helpful. A massive thank you to Demi for the treatments. She did an amazing job and felt so relaxed afterward. Can’t wait to visit again!

To book a day at The Spa at The Athenaeum, visit their Tripadvisor page.

The Soma Room

  • Location: 7 Spring Bridge Mews Ealing, London W5 2AB
  • Rating on Tripadvisor: 5/5
  • Recommended treatment time: 1-2 hours
One of the relaxing and welcoming treatment rooms at The Soma Room, London

What Tripadvisor said: The Soma Room provides professional massage therapy within Ealing Broadway, West London. Specialising in relaxation massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage and deep tissue massage, we provide intelligent treatments that are tailored to your individual needs, and can help with injury recovery, pain relief and posture improvement, as well as providing the best stress-busting massage in town.

What reviewers said: I love going to the Soma room. The high standard remains on every visit, and the therapists are excellent and highly skilled. It’s also a great getaway away from home to get a massage in a relaxing and easy atmosphere! Just love it and feel relaxed and lighter every time.

To book a treatment at The Soma Room, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

The 18m pool at Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, London

Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre

  • Location: 50 Regent Street Hotel Café Royal, London W1B 5AS
  • Rating on Tripadvisor: 5/5
  • Recommended treatment time: More than three hours

What Tripadvisor said: An urban retreat in the heart of London, Akasha is leading a new concept and holistic approach to wellbeing. Located within the five-star Hotel Cafe Royal on Regent Street in central London Akasha offers a wide range of massage and specialist treatments, a spa including an 18 metre pool, sauna, Hammam, Jacuzzi, nine treatment rooms (including a Watsu pool, Vichy shower treatment room and private Hammam); a spacious gym and studios and an organic lounge bar.

What reviewers said: Spa day, I came to Akasha Spa and the moment I walked in I was greeted and the staff were so friendly. My massage was out of this world, the therapist I had Christine was fantastic, she listened to my every need and I felt so good and relaxed after. It is one of the best places I have been to in London and I will recommend it to my friends and family.

To book a treatment at Akasha, visit their page on Tripadvisor.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

  • Location: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
  • Rating on Tripadvisor: 5/5
  • Recommended treatment time: 2-3 hours

What Tripadvisor said: Set in the heart of Knightsbridge, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental’s extensive spa menu combines Mandarin Oriental’s own signature therapies with treatments using Aromatherapy Associates. Included as part of The Spa’s 13 beautiful treatment rooms is a new spacious Oriental Suite with two massage beds and a Rasul water temple that combines the health-enhancing properties of heat, steam and mud for a relaxing and skin conditioning treatment.

The grand entrance into The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London

What reviewers said: Amazing experience at the spa of the Mandarin Oriental. The welcome is warm and very professional from the beginning to the end. The lady explained to me all the facilities and gave me a nice tour of the spa. Every single attention is taken care of from the shoes they give you at the beginning to a small bag for your belongings in the massage cabin.

To book a treatment at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, visit their Tripadvisor page.