3 luxury spas near Newington Green
Newington Green attracts a wide variety of residents, from students and professionals with a social conscience to young families looking for a more relaxed part of London to raise children, not least because large parts of this suburb has conservation area status.
When combined with Newington Green’s numerous small shops and bakeries, wealth of historic architecture and excellent transport links, this part of London offers residents an enviable lifestyle.
The inescapable pressures of modern life, however, mean the health of Newington Green’s residents is under greater pressure.
Whether your greatest concern is who will replace Sam Allardyce as England manager or share fears over illuminated adverts with Newington Green Action Group chair Alex Allardyce (who is no relation to Big Sam, but did chart the history of Newington Green in his 2008 book “The Village That Changed The World”), a visit to a nearby spa helps you switch off, relax, recharge, reflect, detox and beautify.
Visits to spas are rapidly becoming an integral part of a Newington Green lifestyle, which is why M&M Property picks out three of the best in London…
1. Banya No 1
17 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB
Less than two miles south of Newington Green, the first authentic Russian Banya in London offers a traditional steam sauna, honest and effective organic spa and wellness treatments all complemented by a rest lounge with bar and Russian delicacies.
Unlike a conventional sauna, a Russian banya generates high levels of steam as water is splashed onto a tonne of cast iron heated to 700C inside an authentic brick furnace. Although the banya’s 70C temperature is lower than in a traditional sauna, the high levels of steam cause the body to sweat profusely and then detoxify.
The top treatment at Banya No 1 is the Parenie, a traditional thermal treatment using venik – a leafy and fragrant bundle of birch, oak or eucalyptus twigs. It boosts blood circulation and relieves tension and stress. This is followed by a dip into the plunge pool.
Once your body hits the cold water, adrenalin and stress hormones are released and you begin to feel invigorated. After the treatment, you may also experience a tingling sensation and even feel slightly light-headed, but you will feel energised and relaxed at the same time.
2. Cowshed Primrose Hill
115-117 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 8XP
Inspired by the original Cowshed Spa at Babington House in Somerset, visitors to this branch of the small chain, which is just 4.3 miles west of Newington Green, will encounter an unmissable social home from home vibe.
Offering a full range of treatments from manicures and pedicures, facials and body massage to cellulite busting scrubs or the very popular Cowgroom (two therapists work together for the ultimate pampering experience.
The intimate farmhouse kitchen should be your first stop in the indulgent sanctum. Spoil yourself with one of their naughty treats, a homemade cake and a glass of bubbles or start as you mean to go on with a cleansing herbal tea.
After your treatment and you are feeling rejuvenated, stock up on your favourite Cowshed goodies before you go back out into the world.
3. Chuan Spa at The Langham
1c Portland Place, London W1B 1JA
Winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards Best Luxury Spa of 2013 as well as a Forbes Star award, the Chuan Spa’s philosophy has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, and this is reflected in the treatments on offer at this luxury experience just 4.1 miles south-west of Newington Green.
Step through a moon shaped gateway and you are enveloped in a world of rituals, cocoons, awakenings and retreats for face, body, fingers and toes.
The treatment facilities include aroma steam rooms, saunas, a vitality pool, a salt sauna and a 16-metre swimming pool which combined with The Langham’s exceptional service, makes the Chuan Spa the perfect place to recharge.
After your treatment and bathing ritual, why not take afternoon tea in the place where it was invented and now overseen by Albert and Michel Roux Jr?
A luxury spa experience can help relieve many sources of stress, but unfortunately it will not help maximise the value of your Newington Green property. If you are a landlord or selling property in Newington Green, Highbury, Islington, Stoke Newington, Hackney and surrounding areas, contact M&M Property today.
Like the luxury spas we’ve highlighted, M&M Property provides a truly tailored service built on trust, professionalism and an excellent reputation.