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Detox and Relax on South Bank

Spa Guide - The Best in South Bank

What better month to spend some time wallowing in a spa than January? Sure South Bank is famous for having some of the most famous landmarks, museums and tourist attractions in London but it is also home to a range of the capital’s best spas...indulge in treatments from the Far East at Mandara Spa, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, socialise at Mondrian London’s ‘spa playground’ or improve your fitness at Marriott County Hall’s Gym and Leisure Club (then pop in for a massage afterwards.)

agua Bathhouse & Spa at Mondrian London

The newest kid on South Bank’s spa block is agua Bathhouse & Spa, set in new luxe hotel, Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Already an award-winner, agua seeks to rebel against type and encourage the concept of a ‘spa playground’,offeing an unorthodox dimension into the spa arena that embraces the heritage and spirit of community found in Roman spa culture.

agua offers a core range of fully curated signature treatments, featuring exclusive collaborations with experts and niche wellness brands that include GLAMGLOW, SOVERAL, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products, Estelle & Thild, Natura Bisse, CIATÉ, de mamiel, Billion Dollar Brows, Lola’s Apothecary, I Love My Muff and Lycon Waxing. Each brand has been carefully hand-picked by a team of experts to continue agua’s medicinal and sustainable approach to therapy that ensures its guests are treated holistically and leave looking - and feeling - uplifted and refreshed.

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County Hall Leisure Club and Spa at London Marriott Hotel County Hall

What better way to relax this January than to book yourself in for a spa experience at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Situated within the opulent surroundings of The County Hall Leisure Club, the spa boasts a wide range of facilities to assist in maintaining your health and well being in a luxurious setting - whether you want to be pampered by one of the expert therapists or be put through your paces in the cardiovascular gym. This Spa Hotel is ideal for an urban escape or to celebrate a special occasion. Click here for specials and packages.

But what sets the County Hall Leisure club apart from its fellow spas? It’s gorgeous in-door swimming bats, that what. The palm tree lined, 25 metre pool is a rare oasis in the heart of London, accessible to guests, members and visitors alike.

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Aurora Spa at Park Plaza County Hall

When the city all gets a bit much (which can be quite often) slip into Park Plaza County Hall, more specifically Aurora Spa.

Aurora Spa helps you to unwind with a range of tranquilising treatments to suit your needs. Choose from an extensive range of Swedish massages and facials, muscle de-stresses, hot stone treatments, manicure and pedicures as well as specialist Gel and Shellac treatments

The state-of-the-art in house leisure facilities are designed for both fitness and relaxation. The modern fitness centre offers all the equipment you need for an extensive. The fitness suite is kitted out with a host of equipment including Free Weights, Cardiovascular equipment and Weight resistance machines.

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Mandara Spa at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Indulge in the luxurious touch of Asia at the Mandara Spa, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.

The interiors of the Mandara Spa have drawn inspiration from around the world from Mondrian paintings to Japanese Shoji screens, focusing on the lines to showcase the Asian elements. A giant bamboo forest has been created with Petung bamboo cleverly integrated with coloured hand-blown glass, embedded with Mandara Spa ingredients such as Ylang Ylang, Coffee and Lavender. 

The spa facilities include one double and eight single treatment rooms, two pedicure and three manicure stations. The treatment menu offers Mandara Spa for indulgent body therapy and Elemis skincare for facials and detox therapies. As a finishing touch, select from a range of Bliss nail and waxing services and indulge yourself with a glass of champagne and seasonal berries. 

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