Life can be hectic, and with work pressure often leaving us frazzled and exhausted, we can all be left in desperate need of some ‘me time’. A weekend of pampering is just the thing to relieve that built-up tension, and with an array of spa destinations on the South West to choose from, you’ll be back to yourself in no time! , you’ll be back to yourself in no time!
Hop on a train and enjoy a stress-free journey to your destination of choice, leaving your troubles behind as soon as you step on board! So, sit back, relax and look through our list of top spa getaways for some inspiration for that well-deserved weekend away.
Spa breaks in London
Amongst the hustle and bustle of the cityscape, there is plenty of serenity to be found at these ultimate spa destinations. Whether you fancy a facial or are set upon some sauna time, there is something for everyone in these London locations.
Agua Spa at Sea Containers
If you’re on the hunt for a chic and modern city stay, look no further than London’s famous Sea Containers. Set against the backdrop of the River Thames, this buzzy hotel boasts a beautiful spa space which has an array of impressive treatments to suit all tastes.
For a special treat, why not stay onsite in the luxury rooms at Sea Containers? With some of the best views of London, and design reminiscent of the 1920s transatlantic liners, everything you’d want from a stylish, relaxing getaway can be found here.
Within walking distance of Waterloo, you’ll soon run out of reasons to delay this relaxing weekend away, and will likely leave intent on finding excuses to come back!
If you feel like living it up in London on your spa getaway, there’s nothing more luxurious than a stay at The Ned. Ideal for that extra special weekend away, ‘The Barber and Parlour’ has an extensive list of treatments, whether you’re in the mood for a speedy manicure at the nail bar, or would prefer a top-to-toe pamper at Cowshed. With décor that features a nod to 1920s glamour, a night at the Ned is a must for those who enjoy a touch of opulence. Simply hop a train to Waterloo, then ride for 20 minutes on the 26 bus towards Hackney Wick to get to this spa oasis.
Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa
If you are looking for relaxation without the sting of a hefty price tag, Aveda spa is the place for you. With a focus on natural treatments, including plant-based hair and skin products, this spa delivers high quality treatments in a spacious and welcoming environment.
Make a weekend of it and book a stay at one of the many nearby hotels. If you’re in search of a budget-friendly option then try The Z Hotel in Holborn, or for a more luxurious choice book a room at The Bloomsbury Hotel.
To get there, take the train to London Waterloo, and catch the number 1 bus towards Tottenham Court Road, and you’ll be there in just 15 minutes,
The K West Hotel & Spa
With a stellar jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, this is the ultimate destination to detoxify and enlighten those tired looking pours. This spa knows you can’t always make time for relaxation, so they are teaching a Massage Masterclass for only £99, designed for people who want to learn how to massage at home!
Rather than just simply trying out the treatments, why not stay for the night? With the K West only minutes away from Westfield London, it would be foolish not to incorporate some retail therapy into your relaxation regime!
If this sounds like the place for you, jump on a train to Clapham Junction and take the tube to Kensington to get your spa break underway.
Spa breaks in the south west
If you feel like escaping the city for your spa getaway, there are an abundance of options speckled around the South West which might just suit your needs.
Champney’s City Spa, Guildford
If you are intent on escaping from the hustle and bustle of the high street, seek out Champney’s City Spa for your own private haven of relaxation. Tucked away in this corner of tranquillity, you will find a spa that provides a relaxing refuge from the stresses of everyday life. Perfect for a little me-time, treating yourself to a spa day has never been more tempting!
If you feel that you’ll be simply too relaxed to head back home after your spa day, why not book a stay in the Guildford Harbour hotel? Just a few minutes’ walk from the spa itself, this hotel is renowned for its first-class facilities and should provide the perfect respite after your relaxing day.
Hop on a train to Guildford, and this relaxing venue is just a 10-minute walk from the station.
Pennyhill Park, Surrey
If you are looking for an Eden to escape to, Pennyhill Park Spa in Surrey is the place. There are eight indoor and outdoor pools to choose from, as well as several hot tubs, herbal saunas and steam rooms. There are also loads of natural and organic treatments designed to detox, cleanse and relax, plus numerous packages to suit all staycations.
Once you’re sufficiently pampered, head to your luxuriously furnished room. The rooms here are individually designed with different styles, character and charm, and there’s even a Michelin starred restaurants onsite where you can enjoy high-end cuisine.
To get to Pennyhill Park, take the train to Bagshot, and it’s either a 10-minute ride on the X30 bus or a 20-minute walk to the spa.
Fancy a spa with a seaside setting? Book a stay at the Mercure in Bournemouth, located in the heart of the town, and only a short walk away from the famous beaches. Take advantage of the incredible treatments they have on offer and make the most of this special spa experience. You’ll feel so pampered and relaxed, you may never want to leave!
Overnight stays at the Mercure Bournemouth are always a pleasure, and with the Green Room Brasserie and the Kraken Bar in the hotel offering superb eating and drinking, you’ll be fully catered for during your relaxing weekend.
To get to the Mercure, hop on a train to Bournemouth, grab the number 5 bus for 10 minutes and then schedule in some me time!
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