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How To Spend A Spa Break In London

Spa breaks are all about relaxing, rejuvenating and taking time out of day to day life to recharge your batteries. Whether you want to spend time with family, friends or your other half, booking a getaway weekend is ideal for forgetting about any worries. One of the best locations for a spa break if you want to do activities during the day, is London. The busy and jam-packed city is full of life and such a variety of things to see and do. What’s more, due to the wealth of the city, some of the most luxurious spas can be found there. So, how do you spend a spa break in London? Let’s take a closer look, below.

Book Tickets For The Theatre

Renowned for putting on the best musicals and productions, the West End is a must for visiting during your stay. Tickets are available in a range of different prices, allowing everyone the opportunity to enjoy well-directed performances by experienced and professional actors and actresses.

From The Lion King, Matilda, Billy Elliot and The Women In Black, there is something for everyone. With matinee and evening performances, you can choose a time that suits you after your spa treatment or dip in the pool.

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Treat Yourself To Afternoon Tea

After a morning of facials and soaking yourself in the jacuzzi, get dressed up for afternoon tea. This popular British treat can be enjoyed in a number of different cafes and restaurants in London and will vary in price depending on where you choose to dine. Cream Tea at Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and the Shard, are just some of the higher-end dining locations in the city.

Learn More In The Museums

Rich in culture and history, there is no wonder that there are so many museums in London, many of which are free. Regardless of the type of history or science you wish to learn more about, you are sure to find a museum that appeals to you. The Natural History Museum, British Museum, Science Museum and National Gallery are well-known for their artefacts, but there are so many other museums and galleries that you can spend rainy days getting lost in the in-depth information about the city’s history. As well as museums, there are many galleries oozing with creative designs by a variety of artists and in a range of colours. You will be amazed and impressed, as you spend hours exploring the different styles the world of art has to offer.

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Be A Tourist!

Despite iconic buildings being in your own country, you may not have ever visited them. So, be a typical tourist for a day and visit the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The London Eye even Big Ben. You could even catch a tour bus to capture some shots up close, as you travel around the city and find out more about these popular monuments, and don’t forget to go to Buckingham Palace!

London has so much to offer, so you may need to go for a few days! Find a spa and hotel that has all the facilities you could dream of and let London take your breath away. 

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Guide To Planning A Perfect Spa Break In The UK

A relaxing spa break doesn’t just have to be with your significant other or with your friends, you can enjoy a getaway with your family at a spa and hotel in the UK. The endless benefits of a spa break are perfect for all the family, as everyone needs to rewind sometimes! Recent studies have even shown that children should partake in relaxing activities such as yoga too, due to the stress and anxiety they experience at school and college. We have accumulated a list of factors to think about when planning the perfect family spa break in the UK, to make it a seamless process.

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Think About The Location

When planning your weekend or night getaway to a spa and hotel, you need to think about the location when you are travelling with children. If you aren’t going for a long period of time, then we would recommend that you don’t travel too far from home. If you do, you may find that you spend most of your time driving and this isn’t particularly fun for anyone, especially children. Therefore, choose somewhere in a nearby county, or even the same one, but somewhere you haven’t been to before.

In addition to the travelling time and distance, you want to ensure that the location you are visiting is suitable for children and when you’re not spending time at the spa and hotel, there are activities you and your family can take part in. Make sure you do some research before you leave and even book activities and excursions if necessary, to ensure that you have things to do no matter what the weather.

Children Friendly

Although going away on a spa break with your family is great for spending quality time together, you need to take into consideration that children are not going to want to spend all day at the spa. It does depend on the age of the children, but if you can find a child-friendly spa and hotel then that would be ideal! If not, think about the aspects of a spa break that they would enjoy the most, and in some cases, treatments they are allowed to take part in. Therefore, ensure that the spa has a swimming pool and a hot tub. Some spas may even have treatments that are suitable for children or they may be able to adapt so your children can enjoy ultimate relaxation with you- the perfect bonding opportunity for any family.

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Consider The Price

When going away for a weekend or a night for a spa break with your children, you don’t want to spend a fortune. By browsing through the many spa and hotels on our site, you will be able to find one that ticks all your boxes. They all have various prices, but are all high-quality spas and hotels, so you know that it will be money worth spent!

 You want to save as much money as possible when you book a spa break, which is why our package types and special offers are so beneficial. If you would like more information about our spa deals or you would like to make a booking, get in touch today. 

 

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Innovative Global Spa Treatments In 2019

Despite the year not being over yet, there has already been some innovative spa treatments in 2019, which we feel we need to shine a light on, so they don’t get missed or forgotten. Whether you have been travelling this summer, or you have chosen to enjoy the longer days in the UK instead, around the world new and exciting spa treatments have been taking place, so let’s look at what they are, below.

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The Swiss Anti-Aging Jewel Facial

In Switzerland, the Swiss Anti-Aging Jewel Facial has been a popular choice as it’s making faces glow. The 60-minute treatment begins with a bamboo peel, which is followed by a stimulating massage and then the application of a serum that is rich in nutrients and extracted from indigenous plants. After this, Royal Jelly is applied as a mask, which is incredibly beneficial for the skin as it has a high dosage of vitamins and trace elements that make the skin glow.

The Signature Hammam  

In Marrakech, Morocco, you can enjoy the Signature Hammam at the Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa. The treatment that lasts 75 minutes, includes ingredients from three Moroccan regions: Talionie (saffron), Atlas Mountains (lavender and holy basil) and Kalaat M’Gouna (roses).

Additionally, the 90-minute treatment, Temps Pour Soi, involves a scrub, followed by a washing in a jewel-like bathing temple. From here, an almond milk shampoo and 20-minute massage is given. Both these treatments are fit for royalty!

The Dinacharya

The Dinacharya, from Chandigarh, India, is a 90-minute-long treatment and is meant to be practiced daily. The treatment will begin with the therapist cleansing your eyes by using a medicated liniment, followed by cleansing your ears with drops of oil, your respiratory system with a medicinal smoke and your mouth with an oil-based mouthwash. After this, the therapist will apply oil to the entire body, which is done in long strokes. Your skin will feel like silk for days after the invigorating experience.

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The Hammam Traditional Soap Treatment

In South Africa, Simondium, the Hamman Traditional Soap Treatment takes place over 60 minutes in a private, steam room with a heated stone-slab treatment table. The treatment starts with a vigorous scrub with Turkish gloves, followed by lukewarm water being repeatedly poured over the body. This occurs whilst the heat and steam relax tired muscles. The therapist will then use a soapy piece of cloth which is filled with air to rub down the entire body. This cloth is shaped like a long rectangular balloon and will leave your body feeling clean and soft.

The East West Ritual For Balanced Beauty

In Ojai, California, you can get an energy boost with the East West Ritual for Balanced Beauty. Over 100 minutes, the techniques of the rose quartz facial massage will revive energy flow in your body.

If you would like to find out more information about spa treatments and how to book your spa break, get in touch with a member of our team, today. 

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