If you’re looking for a date with a difference, forget the dinner plans and book in to one of London’s finest spas for an experience you won’t forget. With indulgent couples spa treatments, opulent surroundings and a chance to truly take some time out, the spa is the perfect place to reconnect – and enjoy a little pampering while you’re at it.
The Best Couple Spa Treatments
Warming Himalayan Salt Stone Couples Massage at The Lanesborough
The spa at the Lanesborough – which was named Best Urban Spa at the Good Spa Awards 2021 – feels more like an exclusive members’ club than a spa, with a beautifully-decorated lounge where you can sip cucumber water as you wait for your treatment. Their latest offering is their warming Himalayan salt stone massage, where hand-carved salt stones are used to help eliminate the harmful toxins that build up in the body. Bring your other half and take over the opulent double treatment room, which will be filled with Champagne and flowers to add to the romance. Afterwards, you’ll have access to the spa’s impressive facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, thermal suites and dedicated spa butlers.
Warming Himalayan Salt Stone Couples Massage, £500
2 Lanesborough Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1
A Celebration for Two at Akasha Spa Hotel Café Royal
Situated just off Piccadilly Circus, the zen subterranean sanctuary that is the Akasha Spa offers a welcome respite from the frantic hustle and bustle of the city above. Their private couples room comes with its own double whirlpool bath, where you’ll kick things off with a relaxing soak accompanied by Champagne and a fresh fruit platter. Once you’ve dried off, you’ll be treated to a 60-minute personalised Ultimate Aromatherapy Associates massage, followed by an Aromatherapy Associates facial. The best bit? Once the treatments are over, you’ll have time to enjoy the spa, including the impressive 18-metre-long lap pool and Hammam.
A Celebration for Two, £840
10 Air Street, Mayfair, London, W1
The Rasul Water Temple Oriental Couple Suite at the Mandarin Oriental
Couples can take over an entire suite at the Mandarin Oriental’s Asian-inspired spa, complete with its very own Rasul water temple. Treatments start off with a grounding foot bathing ceremony before you’re treated to a full-body scrub and warm mud treatment. Once you’ve been thoroughly polished and buffed, you’ll head into the traditional mosaic-tiled water temple, a steam room that releases the natural detoxifying properties of the clay. Afterwards, settle in for a relaxing massage and make sure to leave time to explore the facilities post-treatment – the amethyst crystal steam room is not to be missed.
Rasul Water Temple Oriental Couple Suite Experience and one-hour massage, £285 per person
66 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1
Sense of Connection Package at the Rosewood London
At the Sense spa, housed in the ever-glamorous Rosewood hotel, the treatment menu is split into a range of different journeys, from Sense of Self, a salt therapy designed to help you recover your balance, to Sense of Purifying, which features a Marine scrub rich in volcanic clay. For couples, there’s the Sense of Connection, where you’ll be led away to the spa’s private couple treatment room. Once ensconced in your own holistic hideaway, you’ll both be treated to relaxing one-hour full body massage, followed by a soothing facial while lying side by side. If that doesn’t help you connect, nothing will.
Sense of Connection, £560 for two hours
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1
Sky Suite Couples Experience at the Four Seasons Park Lane
For a spot of high-altitude relaxation among the clouds, head to the Four Seasons Park Lane. There, couples can relax in their Sky Suite, which has floor-to-ceiling windows offering stellar views over the treetops of neighbouring Hyde Park and the London skyline beyond. There’s a beautifully appointed relaxation room for lounging in, as well as a double steam shower and separate dressing room. Prosecco and sweet treats will be on hand as you settle down for two hours of spa treatments, where you can pick three from a choice of a full-body essential oil and salt exfoliation, personalised facial, personalised massage, tension relief foot therapy or back scrub with a purifying back mask.
Sky Suite Couples Experience, £860
Hamilton Place, Mayfair, London, W1
The Asmara Suite at Ushvani
Aptly named after the Malay word for love, booking into the beautifully furnished Asmara Suite at Ushvani in Chelsea is a truly intimate experience, where you’ll have your own self-contained private retreat, complete with luxurious day bed, a sunken bath with room for two, a plunge pool and two treatment beds. Settle in for three hours of bliss with the ‘Asmara Experience’, where you can choose a treatment each from the impressive spa menu, using Ushvani’s own signature blends of ingredients for a bespoke experience like no other.
The Asmara Suite, £650 for three hours
1 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea, London, SW3
Valentine’s Couple Spa Day Package at Cloud Twelve
Set in the heart of Notting Hill, wellbeing and lifestyle club Cloud Twelve has something for everyone – including an indulgent spa package just for couples. The Valentine’s Day experience includes two treatments each – a massage and a facial – carried out on heated Dolomites quartz beds in the couples suite, as well as full use of the impressive facilities which include a pink Himalayan salt room, steam room, sauna and relaxation room. Once you’ve had your fill of the spa, settle in for a two-course lunch and glass of Champagne in the club’s vegan restaurant, Erpingham House.
Valentine’s Couple Spa Day Package, from £515
2-5 Colville Mews, Notting Hill, London, W11
Luxury Rhassoul for Two at Dolphin Square Spa
Stepping into Dolphin Square Spa is like immersing yourself in a little piece of Marrakech in the heart of Pimlico. The spa’s décor was inspired by the city’s riads – think ornately carved wood doors, jewel-coloured cushions and twinkling lanterns – and the authentic treatments on offer range from Hammam experiences to salt-infused steam rooms and ancient Arabian rituals. Try the Luxury Rhassoul for Two: the self-administered ritual starts with purifying Savon Noir (black soap) to cleanse, before you cover yourselves in a blend of pure Rhassoul lava clay and melted Shea Butter and pat on a hydrating honey and rose face mask. Then sit back, relax and let it all sink in.
Luxury Rhassoul for Two, £140
Chichester Street, Pimlico, London, SW1
Signature Couples Package at the Agua Spa at Sea Containers London
Tucked away below the nautical-themed Sea Containers hotel you’ll find the state-of-the-art Agua spa, a golden-hued oasis of calm. As part of their ‘Agua Adventures’ offering, their Signature Couples Package includes two advanced bodywork massages (perfect for getting out those long-lingering aches and pains) carried out side by side, as well as a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne and a bowl of strawberries and cream as a sweet pick-me-up. Afterwards, relax in the spa’s lounge and soak up the statement-making décor.
Signature Couples Package, from £140 per person
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1