LONDON REVIEW

SPA: Thai Square Spa, London

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After a filling lunch at Island Grill, Lancaster London and a quick walk around Hyde Park Kara and I headed to the next part of our London adventure: Thai Square Spa for an afternoon of relaxation, massages and reading time.

Located on Northumberland Avenue near The Stand and Trafalgar Square, the spa is a touch of Thailand within central London. The award-winning spa lives up to its name from the moment you walk through the door as you are transported to the beauty of South East Asia. The spa has been voted Best Spa in the UK by national newspapers and magazines and you can see why.

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After ditching my clothes for a super-soft robe, Kara and I were greeted by a cup of delicate herbal tea as we sit on a stool and the masseuse kneeled in front of me as she tipped a small dish of salts, lemongrass and other goodies into a basin of warm water and then washed my feet in a Jasmine scented aroma. After drying my feet we were asked to lie down on the massage tables and we had a double massage (we cannot get much more romantic!).

As she began to massage I felt my stresses melt away, she focused on every part of me, especially my shoulders and legs (I had been to the gym that morning!) and my legs felt instantly less weighty. I am also sure at some point she kneeled on, stood on me or also got on to the couch as there was a lot of pressure (yes, really!).

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After we dressed we were taken down to the relaxation area where we were left to our own devices, had a dip in the spa pool and chilled out in their salt room for a while. This wonderful spa left me and Kara feeling very relaxed as we left serenity and entered back on to the chaotic London streets.

We both had booked in the Ritual Massage, one of their Signature Treatments priced at £80, but the spa also offers a range of treatments including couple’s packages, treatments for men and has a salon for nail treatments and waxing.

*Thank you to Thai Square Spa for hosting me and Kara whilst we were in London. All opinions are my own, obviously. Who else’s would I have?

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