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A Guide to London spa breaks

By June 22, 2013Blog

 

Whether you’re after a day where you can simply spend time on your own away from the craziness of everyday life, a relaxing hen weekend celebration or a romantic break with your partner, London has many fantastic spas on offer.

Every spa offers something a little bit different and has unique facilities. Whether you prefer to spend hours in the sauna or enjoy being pampered with massages and other treatments, it is the perfect way to relax.

London is a bustling metropolis full of life, but there are a few tranquil havens located in and around the city itself. Below is a guide to how to approach a London spa break.

 

Choose Your Length of Time

Spas offer a huge variety of deals on different time scales, so it’s important that you know how much time you are setting aside for your spa break. You can visit a London spa for a morning, an entire day, or alternatively stay for a few days and really make a holiday out of it.

London is a great place to visit for many reasons.

London is a great place to visit for many reasons.

The most popular amount of time to visit a spa for is 1 or 2 nights over a weekend, although if you can go during the week it is usually cheaper. This is ideal if you’ve taken time off work to visit London, as you can enjoy a spa break mid-week and benefit from the lower prices as well as fewer people.

 

Choose Your Treatments

Planning the treatments you want to undertake before getting there is very important when visiting a London spa, as they can get booked up quite quickly. It also means that you will fit everything in and won’t leave longing for that head massage that you never got.

There are a huge variety of treatments on offer; these vary from spa to spa. Most of the London spas offer massages; scrubs and many other pamper treatments, as well as full access to the saunas, swimming pool and steam rooms.

 

Choose Your Destination

The extra special thing about London spas is that many of them offer spectacular views. Whether you can see views over the city or the beautiful landscapes surrounding it, London is a great place to go on a spa break.

The capital city is brimming with spas, varying in quality, rating and price. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing spa break on a budget, or a 5 star luxurious break, London has it all.

 

Book in Advance

Finally, booking in advance is very important if you are thinking about going on a spa break in London. As it is England’s capital city it is a very popular destination and many people frequently enjoy relaxing breaks as a little treat.

If you book quite far in advance you will most likely get a good deal. Conversely, if you leave it till the last minute (1 – 2 weeks before) then there are often many cheap offers available, though this is not guaranteed, and might not be the package you particularly want.

Spa days make for a great time of relaxation.

Spa days make for a great time of relaxation.

If you have your heart set on something very specific, then your best bet is to book at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure availability and a reasonable price. Looking online for deals is also a great idea; as the spas are constantly in competition with each other there are often lots of incentives around to entice customers. Why not take advantage of the deals on offer?

 

Conclusion

Despite London being a busy, bustling city, it is also home to some of England’s most relaxing destinations. London is the perfect place to go for a spa break, as there are such a large variety of places to choose from.

Whatever your budget, timescale and preferences, you are sure to find the perfect spa break destination in London.

Image credits: TJ Morris and Unique Hotels Group

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