4 London Spas Worth Booking

Richard Powers / ESPA Corinthia

If you have the time to pamper yourself, indulge in these unique experiences at the very best London spas.

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 Place44-20/7321-3050; 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. Strand44-20/7836-4343; 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.