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time Escape the stresses and strains of London
living by visiting a luxury hotel spa. Here's
our pick of the best the capital has to o�er
SENSE SPA AT ROSEWOOD LONDON
Perfect for: Rejuvenation
The lowdown: Hidden beneath the Rosewood hotel, this Sense Spa is a world away from lively High
Holborn outside. Bamboo walls, wooden walkways over pebbled oors and the sound of rippling
water create a zen space, with seven luxurious treatment rooms, including a couple's therapy room.
The inner sanctum of calm is the circular relaxation lounge, which is lined with dramatic gold-leaf pillars
and teak loungers that raise and lower at the touch of a button. The spa has partnered with Australian
company Sodashi, which makes a range of natural organic skincare products that harness the benets
of aromatherapy and Ayurvedic principles - and you won't nd their products anywhere else in London.
Tried and tested treatment: The Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Facial uses Sodashi products and
includes aromatherapy, gentle massage with cool rose quartz crystals, plus a thermal face-mask. Intensely
relaxing, the facial left my skin feeling plumped and properly hydrated, with ne lines smoothed away.
Prices: The Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Facial costs £205. Other 60-minute treatments start at £100.
Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN; 020 3747 8830; sensespalondon.com
JULIE SHEPPARD, MANAGING EDITOR