Glowing skin: wellbeing journalist Leo Bear reveals her top 5 London spas

They say a break is as good as a holiday, so de-stress and indulge in one of London’s top spas to give your skin a chance to get that relaxed glow back. Getting away from it all, just for a few hours, helps reduce stress levels, reducing breakouts. Luckily, says expert and spa goddess, journalist Leo Bear, "Spa and wellness is booming in London. You can find everything from electro-magnetic brain therapy to ‘rolfing’ on a spa menu these days!” Read on for her top recommendations.

Which London spa is the best spa for a quick fix?

The most pressed for time should pop into the Urban Retreat at Harrods, Knightsbridge where you can get everything from a Moroccan Hammam experience to facials and Hopi ear candles on the hop. Then you can always swing by the ‘beautique’ to pick up some goodies!

Which London spa is the best for swimming

“My favourite is the Bulgari Hotel spa in Knightsbridge for its Krypton-green 25-metre swimming pool and relaxation area with flaming fireplace. I can lose a whole day there," says Leo. 

Which London spa is the best for total luxury?

To get pampered in the heart of the city’s most chic neighborhood, book into the Brown’s Hotell spa. A truly luxurious experience, the spa’s menu goes on forever and offers everything from treatments for gentlemen, to kid friendly manicures and indulgent Carita pampering.

Which London spa is the best for a zen atmosphere?

If you like the Buddhist ambiance and a good helping of serenity in your spa, you will love the Mandarin Oriental. A holistic hideaway where treatments have been devised by specialists in traditional Chinese medicine and aroma-therapists.

Which London spa is the best for the hip and happening? 

Head to Shhoreditch House where the spa concept is low-key, fun, and hip, and yet still provides fantastic facials. The cow shed style decor, 'groom room' and funky oversized white leather armchairs are a nice change from the usual Balinese mood! 


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