Knightsbridge Health & Beauty
The Berkeley London Spa
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge
The gorgeous pool and serene rooftop garden are incredibly compelling, but it’s the powerful treatments using clean, nontoxic skin-care brands Oskia London and Bamford that keep luring us back. The aestheticians are gentle yet thorough as they steam, exfoliate, and pamper skin with acupressure, eye-contour massage (the depuffing effects are magic), and cold stone therapy to rejuvenate tired skin. The spa itself is a delightful mix of earth tones, flickering candlelight, and soothing vibes.
The Lanesborough Spa
2 Lanesborough Pl., Knightsbridge
A relatively recent renovation to the spa and gym at London’s grande dame the Lanesborough takes wellness to the next level. The gym is first-class and available to guests and members with a slew of Bodyism performance specialists on hand for one-on-one and class training,as well as full health assessments. Box, run, weight lift, dance, yoga you name it—it’s all available, plus a café that features nutritionist-led dishes and drinks for lunch after a workout. Highlights at the spa include Ila facials, crystal sound healing (pure sound vibrations made using a pestle and crystal bowl), and Tibetan energy healing. The biggest draw however is an energetic healing facial with the renowned Anastasia Achilleos (Achilleos has a residency on Thursdays, be sure to book early). The pool is one of the prettiest in London, and overall, the Lanesborough feels much more like a retreat than a fitness club.
144a Brompton Rd., Knightsbridge
Amie has been a colorist for over 30 years working on photo shoots, runway shows, and at some of the most prestigious salons in London. Currently, she divides her time between the salon and session work. She's got color, from natural to outlandish, down to a science.
Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge
With 20-odd years of experience under her belt, Arezoo Kaviani does the best Brazilian wax in London, bar none. Just a stone’s throw from Harrods', her spa is conveniently located, too.
Grace Belgravia, 11c W. Halkin St., Knightsbridge
Gabriela Peacock took an interest in nutrition as a model and now helps clients achieve their model ambitions through nutrition. Beyond prescribing eating plans, Peacock places a strong emphasis on testing for intolerance and hormonal imbalance, to find the root causes of many issues. It helps that's she's based at the Grace in Belgravia, with just about every lab and specialist available at her fingertips.
The Light Salon
Harvey Nichols, 4th Floor, Knightsbridge
The ExpressLED facial is the draw here, a fantastically efficient fifteen minutes of collagen- and elastin-supporting light therapy. Most treatments consist of a combination of yellow and near-infrared light (longer wavelengths that penetrate skin more deeply and are shown to help stimulate healing and ease pain), but for clients with congestion, courses of bacteria-eliminating blue light are most effective. It's worth making a habit—results are said to be cumulative—and it doesn't hurt that the salon is located inside Harvey Nichols.
The Bulgari Spa
171 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge
While it's no surprise that one of London's swankiest hotels would have a bejeweled spa and gym to match, it's the treatments on offer that really make the Bulgari stand out. Cupping, Chinese Tui-Na, the Bowen Technique, osteopathy, and even emotional healing with a self-proclaimed "Modern Day Wizard" (price tag to match) are on offer here. In addition, the spa's Trend Room is home to the hottest pop-up wellness concepts and changes every few months.
174 Walton St., Knightsbridge
While Gazelli is already known for its skin-care range developed by Dr. Zarifa Hamzayeva, you can expect the therapies offered at the sumptuous new HQ to go way beyond the surface. Membership to the beautiful townhouse on Walton Street comes with two signature diagnostic treatments. Whether you go for a facial or a body treatment, each session is completely bespoke and could include anything from microdermabrasion to radio frequency. After that, Gazelli also offers introductions to a variety of other practitioners, from life coaches to hypnotists, to get you glowing from the inside out.
Anastasia Achilleos at The Lanesborough Club & Spa
2 Lanesborough Place, Knightsbridge
Unlike many aestheticians who rely solely on traditional lotions and potions to treat skin maladies, Anastasia Achilleos targets the facial structures, including the lymph nodes, fascia, and muscles. She offers a huge range of therapies, including deep cleansing, steam, extraction, and bespoke massages to lift, depuff, soften dark circles and hyperpigmentation, and reduce congestion in sinuses. Her sessions are relaxing, and she makes sure to teach her clients how to best manage their skin at home. Best of all, she incorporates goop by Juice Beauty products into various treatments, which you can often catch at In goop Health summits in the US.
Linda Meredith Salon
36 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge
OG skin whisperer Linda Meredith has worked on everyone from Farrah Fawcett to Kate Middleton, and she's one of the facialists local goop friends swear by. An appointment at her Knightsbridge salon is definitely worth the splurge. Her team identifies, treats, and eliminates skin conditions with restorative algae-oxygen therapy, plumping collagen treatments, and more.
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