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Introducing London’s best hotel spas…

by Rajul on January 29, 2010

Hotels in London offer a tantalising array of spa treatments

London Hotels Insight today begins a series of articles on the city’s most sumptuous hotel spas.  There is after all no better way to rejuvenate your weary body after a full day’s shopping or sightseeing than a trip to a spa.

But do some people come to London purely to check in to a spa?

Apart from celebrities who flock to London to get their beauty fixes, hotels like the Dorchester and Mandarin Oriental have their own private clientele.  Some do in fact fly in, just to experience gorgeous indulgence at its best!

Spas have a long history dating back centuries.

They became popular in the Roman era and flourished in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.  Today’s spas have their roots in the ancient past with many based on healing waters and relaxation therapies.

Diamond peel microdermabrasian (I don’t know what that means either!), gold leaf facials, Evian baths (using 350 gallons of Evian mineral water) are just a few examples of the delights on offer.

The plush new So SPA at Sofitel St James is one of the London hotel spas we'll cover

And there’s nothing like a day or two spent under the ministrations of a trained masseuse to ease the knots of tension from your body, calm your inner spirit and relax and refresh your tired mind.

Our articles over the next few days will provide a taster of London’s very best examples to try the next time you’re hankering for unalderated bliss!

There are of course many things that people look for in a spa and it’s impossible to cover all bases.  The ones selected here will hopefully help you choose the right hotel for your own particular pampering needs.

So we urge all spa-lovers to stay tuned!  Here’s a full listing with easy links to the spas covered:

The Dorchester Spa

So SPA at Sofitel St James

Renaissance Chancery Court Spa

Mandarin Oriental London Spa

The Berkeley Spa

Spa Studio at the Lanesborough

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Photo credits: Sofitel St James.

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