ESPA LIFE at the Corinthia Hotel (pictured) is constantly upgrading its offerings to meet the demands of the most discerning spa-goers in the capital. Recent additions include a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment ($410) that not only firms, tones, and reduces puffiness, but the therapist also tells you what to eat to help keep the effects lasting longer. A formidable lineup of special medical-massage experts offers something for jet lag and sleep deprivation. For extra energy, book Heshmat Nasiri ($170), whose unique massage involves his hands never leaving your body—great for blood flow and tension release. Whitehall Place; 44-20/7321-3050; espalifeatcorinthia.com.
SOHOLISTIC at the Ham Yard Hotel has three treatment suites and a hypoxic workout studio where the oxygen levels can be set at 2,000 meters above sea level to help with altitude training. Body treatments are by Temple Spa; facials by Liz Earle. 1 Ham Yard; 44-20/3642-1035; firmdalehotels.com.
The newly refurbished spa at the Savoy Hotel has a 24-hour fitness studio, and if you’ve forgotten your gym wear, a Reebok kit will be delivered to your room along with a yoga mat and resistance bands. There’s steam, sauna, and a pool with a black marble floor. Strand; 44-20/7836-4343; fairmont.com.
For sheer opulence, Harrods has established a marble Moroccan hammam on its fifth floor. It offers an authentic North African experience with a proper scrubbing and cleansing, followed by a relaxing massage and indulgent pampering. 87-135 Brompton Rd.; 44-20/7893-8333; harrods.com.