London can be a daunting city, in both size and intensity. Locals are used to navigating both characteristics, but visitors can find it a tougher challenge. With so much to explore and a high density of people with whom to explore it, you’re likely to find yourself needing to rest and recuperate at the end of a hard day’s sight-seeing.
And what better place to do so than in a hotel Spa, just moments from your guest room? We’ve picked out 10 of the best London Spa hotels, based on price, location and guest reviews.
From £124/ night
This chic and stylish 4-star boutique hotel in west London is home to a lavish and award-winning Spa. As well as standard Spa amenities including a swimming pool, there’s also a herbal steam room, hydrotherapy pool and fragrant foot baths, as well as an innovative snow room chilled to minus-15 degrees. Guest rooms feature handmade mattresses, luxury linens and designer toiletries. There’s a bar serving light snacks and creative cocktails, with a live DJ at weekends, while a stylish restaurant serves contemporary cuisine in a lively setting. Westfield London Shopping Centre can be reached in just 5 minutes by foot.
From £99/ night
Overlooking Battersea Park, this 4-Star hotel features a Lifestyle centre housing a sauna, a steam room and a relaxation area. Guests can also enjoy a range of beauty and therapy treatments. Spacious air-conditioned guest rooms have flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and modern private bathroons. Other hotel amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a coffee shop. The shops of Sloane Square are just a 15-minute walk away.
Billed as one of London’s most eco-friendly luxury hotels, this boutique property features a Spa complete with a sauna, a steam room, and a range of lavish spa treatments. Designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious private bathrooms and state-of-the-art entertainment systems, while some rooms feature specially designed Jet Lag recovery lighting technology. The hotel also has two on-site restaurants, while there’s free shuttle transfers to local public transport links, Clapham Junction and Clapham Common, both of which offer quick routes to Central London.
As befitting a Bulgari designed hotel, this beautiful 5-star residence hits all the right notes with its lavish Spa and fitness offering, which oozes serenity, sophistication and state-of-the-art facilities. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s an elegant bar and fine dining restaurant, a private cinema and a stunning ballroom, while the 85 guest rooms feature a fusion of English and Italian design styles, along with 42-inch plasma TVs, Nespresso coffee machines and free WiFi. Harrods, Hyde Park, and Knightsbridge Underground Station are just a 5-minute walk away.
Set among 12 pristine acres of rolling Surrey parkland close to historic Windsor, this impressive country hotel is housed within an elegant 19th century manor estate. It also boasts an exceptional award-winning Spa featuring a grand total of 8 swimming pools, including one in a former ballroom complete with underwater music. There’s also a spa bath, thermal cabins and indulgent treatment rooms. Other stand-out hotel features include a highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant, while sumptuous guest rooms come with four-poster beds, quality linens and a pillow menu. There’s free on-site parking for guests.
Featuring a health club, gym and restaurant, this modern and family-friendly 4-star hotel on London’s South Park boasts both a central location and plenty of on-site amenities. The health club has a sauna, steam room and a range of indulgent treatments. Spacious guest rooms come with plasma-screen TVs, large work desks, and microwaves. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. Rooms on high floors have views of the London Eye and the City of London. L’Italiano Restaurant serves Italian cuisine and a full English breakfast is available every morning.
All guests at this modern mid-range hotel have access to The Otium Health & Leisure Club, which features a sauna, hot tub and steam room. The hotel also has an on-site brasserie featuring British and European dishes, as well as two bars offering arrange of drinks and snacks. For guests arriving by car, there are 10 parking spaces available at an extra charge, allocated on a first come first serve basis. London’s famous Square Mile financial district is a 10-minute walk away.
Situated a short drive or train ride from Central London, this 3-star hotel has its own Health & Fitness Club featuring a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, fully equipped fitness centre and a beauty therapy suite offering massage and tanning treatments. Guest rooms have private bathrooms and iPod docking stations along with flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee making facilities. There’s a shopping centre just a few minutes’ walk away.
With a luxury spa and tranquil courtyard garden, this 4-star hotel is serenity personified. The Spa at 51 features a sauna, steam room and solarium, a fitness suite and a beauty centre offering an indulgent treatment menu. Spacious, elegant guest rooms have flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a modern bathroom with fluffy bathrobes and slippers. The hotel also boasts the Michelin-starred Quilon restaurant and the stylish, award-winning Zander Bar. Victoria Coach and Railway Stations and the Houses of Parliament are both 10 minutes away by foot.
Nestled in the well-heeled west London neighbourhood of Knightsbridge, directly opposite the distinguished V&A Museum, this 4-star hotel is ideally located for culture vultures. In terms of its Spa offering, guests have reduced-rate access to Aquilla Health and Fitness, a private health club adjacent to the hotel featuring a Spa, gymnasium and indoor swimming pool. On-site hotel amenities include a fine dining restaurant while all guest rooms provide use of a free smartphone to take out and about with you, including free calls to selected countries, free Internet, Google Maps Tube updates, a travel planner, WhatsApp and Facebook.