Located on Northumberland Avenue just a few minutes' walk from Charing Cross tube station, you'll find Thai Square Spa, a top-notch spa that’s ideal for frazzled Londoners looking for a relaxing respite from the daily grind.
Thai Square has a plethora of treatment options and spa services to choose from including the option of half-day spa packages (from £195) or full-day spa packages (from £440). For those who don’t wish to indulge in the half or full day spa package, spa samplers are also available (from £145). For those on a shoestring budget, a good option is the ‘Sens Space’, which provides visitors with use of the steam room, sauna, hot tub and relaxation areas (£40 for 60 mins or £70 for 120 mins). To ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy, there are also packages for gentlemen (from £230), couples’ (from £350), the bride-to-be (from £185) and maternity (from £215).
My visit to the Sen Spa at Thai Square Spa
As I wanted to make use of the sauna, hot tub and relaxation areas, I booked in for the Sens Space and the Himalayan Salt House (£35 for 30 mins or £50 for 60 mins), so I could get a quick hit of bright light on a dreary day.
The small but perfectly contained Sen Spa area is intimately lit to help aid relaxation. I loved the Jacuzzi, which provided a cocoon of elegance with its curved ceiling and luxe gold tiles. After I had soaked away my cares, I hopped into the sauna to cleanse my pores and then finished off my spa experience in the salt house, which was a bit like going to the beach (and far cheaper than a flight to Spain) with its bright light, sand pit, lounge chairs and magazines.
Once I’d completed everything I wanted to experience, I retreated to one of the three relaxation areas to enjoy a cup of herbal tea prior to my Thai massage. Here the décor was a bit of a mixed bag with a blend of Italian and Thai décor - think towering Roman pillars, comfy loungers, a multitude of smiling and reclining Buddha statues and Roman battle scene paintings, which seemed an odd combination, but it was certainly unique! In typical spa fashion, peaceful Asian inspired background music (think woodland flutes) plays gently in the background to help keep the mood restful.
Near the relaxation areas, the treatment rooms are found at the end of a long hallway, which is glamorously decorated with a runway of tea light candles and a large Buddha statue as its centrepiece. The ultra-luxe treatment room was absolutely gorgeous and boasted a striking copper bath, which sadly I didn't get to use, but it looked seriously indulgent!
The 60-minute Thai massage from the talented therapist was divine and really helped to ease my neck and back tension. In fact, I was so relaxed afterwards, I had to go home and have a nap in the middle of the afternoon, which is a first!
Beauty treatments on offer include manicures, pedicures, waxing and a hairstyling and a make-up bar. With so many options to choose from, Thai Square Spa really is a one-stop shop for all of your pampering and relaxation needs. For those who wish to take a bit of the spa experience home with them, there is also the option to purchase a wide selection of spa and beauty products, which can be found in the reception area.
A special mention is in order for the exceptionally friendly staff. Having forgotten my swimsuit (and apparently my mind) at home while en route to the spa, I had to move my appointment at the last minute, so I could quickly trek across London to retrieve it, which meant that I arrived at the spa feeling ridiculously frazzled. Luckily, thanks to the helpful staff and the zen-like environment, my stresses quickly dissipated. Throughout the duration of my time at the spa, the staff were truly committed to ensuring I had a relaxing experience, which in my estimation is the measure of a great spa.
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