Holistic Wellness & Spa Experience

Banya No.1 is the first of its kind in the UK and brings Russia’s oldest and most popular wellness traditions to the capital. Being not your typical spa experience, it features authentic Russian steam sauna, plunge pool, hot stone and treatment rooms and a R & R area with traditional food & drinks. It’s social as well as private. The service is friendly and personal and Banya is open to both members and non-members. We offer a selection of wellness & spa treatments, with ingredients strictly natural and organic and prepared on the premises.

The key signature treatment is Parenie – an invigorating thermal massage, that uses leafy and fragrant bundle of birch, oak or eucalyptus twigs.

This process is quite intense and it’s not about slashing you with oak and birch leaves, but rather working the steam around you to warm you up so deep that you feel the need to plunge into the chilled water afterwards. The contrast causes release of adrenalin and stress hormones and immense invigoration that follows. It boosts your blood circulation and relieves tension and stress.

“And then it happened, the weird but natural high, a mind-expanding, worry-numbing, explosive exhilaration that surges through your being all the way to your core. It’s authentic, unexpected and will leave you buzzing so hard you’ll want to book the whole place for your next birthday party” – review by Emma Freud, LUXX Magazine, The Times.

Apart from Parenie we offer traditional and organic treatments such as Honey & Salt Scrub, Coffee Scrub, Body Wash, Aloe Vera Body Mask, Mud Wraps and Russian Healing Massage.

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Monday Women 10:00 – 13:30
Monday Men 14:00 – 23:00
Tuesday Mixed 10:00 – 23:00
Wednesday Mixed 10:00 – 23:00
Thursday Women 10:00 – 23:00
Friday Men 10:00 – 23:00
Saturday Mixed 10:00 – 23:00
Sunday Women 10:00 – 13:00
Sunday Mixed 13:15 – 23:00

Can change on bank holidays and some other days.

Swimwear is essential during mixed gender sessions.

If you decide to wear swimsuit during female sessions only, two-piece bikini are more practical for treatments.
Also please note, floors may be slippery and flip flops should be worn.


We believe in the benefits of repeat visits to keep a body happy and healthy and for a lot of clients banya becomes a part of the Lifestyle. Our loyal Members and regular customers value the benefits and the services we provide.
Become our member and start enjoying your benefits today!

A typical 3-hour Banya Experience.

Russian Banya Etiquette


  • Use the wristband to secure your belongings in a locker and then, covering yoursellf in a towel, head to the Banya / wet area.
  • Put on a felt hat to prevent overheating and then enter the steam room for no more than 10 minutes on the first go. Sit or lie down on your towel.
  • Afterwards, take a luke-warm or cool shower and head to the lounge area where staff will show you your table. Relax, cool down and re-hydrate.
  • Over the course of your session our therapists will invite you to your treatments.
  • Repeat the10-minute visits to the steam room with 20-30 minute breaks in between.
  • After Parenie or your 2nd visit it is the right time for a splash of refreshing cold water from the buckets or an electrifying and invigorating dip in the icy cold plunge pool (please take a shower before).
  • After your treatments, you can order and enjoy traditional Russian food and drinks, to keep your hydration and electrolyte balance.

Do not rush and don’t overdo it. Take regular breaks from the steam room to rehydrate and cool down  in the lounge.

Swimwear is essential during mixed gender sessions. For Women: two-piece bikini are more practical for treatments and steaming.
Also please note, floors may be slippery and flip flops should be worn.

Your questions

This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions

What is included in a typical banya session?

Use of all our facilities including the Russian steam room, bucket showers and plunge pool.
You can relax in your own booth in the fully licensed lounge bar where you can experience a variety of traditional Russian food or simply unwind between visits to the steam room. A towel or cotton sheet is included. Additional accessories can be hired or purchased onsite. An extra towel is provided with any package or parenie.

Are any treatments included?

Additional treatments may be booked in advance or during your session (subject to availability).

Can I make a private booking?

Private bookings are available 7 days a week from £125/hour.
Up to 15 people can be accommodated. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

What is the best way to experience a Russian banya?

The main rule: Do not rush and DON’T OVERDO IT. You should take regular breaks from the steam room to rehydrate and cool down in the lounge. Simple principle: Spend 10-15min in the steam room, then relax for 20-30min in the lounge, drinking herbal tea, fermented kvass or even beer if you like.
Time in the steam room + DOUBLE time in rest & relaxation lounge.
Repeat this cycle as required complementing with treatments. You do not have to use cold plunge or bucket after every visit to steam room, but you should after Parenie treatment.
Why not try one of our packages including the most popular authentic treatments? Our therapists will expertly guide you through the whole banya experience!

What do I need to bring with me?

It is advisable to bring flip-flops. Disposable slippers or flip-flops can be purchased from Reception. Swimwear is required during mixed sessions; at other times, it’s entirely up to you. For ladies we would recommendwearing bikini (not swimsuits).

Is it a sociable experience?

This is completely your decision! You can relax on your own or share the experience with friends – we have comfortable booths and private areas that can accommodate 6–8 people.

What are the benefits of a Russian banya?

There are numerous benefits! A banya provides an effective detox while relieving stress and fatigue. It also helps in post-exercise recovery, improving blood circulation and boosting the immune system. Many clients have said that our treatments have given them a feeling of baby-soft skin!
Nathaniel Rothschild said about his and Peter Mandelson’s visit to banya in Siberia: “It is the best way in the world to beat jet lag and everything else. It was incredibly enjoyable. Everyone woke up the next day feeling revitalised and excited about the day.”

Why are felt hats worn in the steam room?

When our therapists (banschiks) create the steam, it rises up to the ceiling and then gradually settles down towards the floor as it cools. The felt hat protects your head from overheating. It is important to take regular breaks from the steam room and rehydrate and cool down in our lounge.


Banya Experience

Russian steam sauna


Traditional Banya Environment – steam sauna, plunge pool, hot stone.


Organic Spa Treatments


Strictly natural & organic ingredients prepared on the premises.


Russian food and drinks


Russian food & drinks to keep your hydration and electrolyte balance.


Spa Packages

Silver Package


Off-peak £95 | Peak £110


3-hour Banya session, including Parenie, Honey & Salt or Coffee Scrub, Mud Mask and Herbal tea.

Gold Package


Off-peak £125 | Peak £140


3-hour Banya session, including Parenie, Honey & Salt or Coffee Scrub, Mud Mask, 25 min Massage and Herbal tea.

Platinum Package


Off-peak £155 | Peak £170


3-hour Banya session, including Parenie, Honey & Salt or Coffee Scrub, Mud Mask or Siberian Body Wash, Aloe Vera Full Body & Hair Mask, 25 min Massage and Herbal tea.

Authentic and Luxury

Inside TAIGA


Traditional countryside Banya facilities combining with luxurious Russian environment.

From £250 / 2 hours


TAIGA Packages


3-hour private Banya Experience for up to 10 people, including Authentic and Organic Spa treatments.

From £570


TAIGA Private Banya hire


Exclusive private Banya hire for any kind of special occasions. We can accommodate up to 25 people.

From £250 / 2 hours



Spa Packages

Siberian Package

From: £105.00

Gift Cards

Monetary Voucher

From: £45.00

Spa Packages

Platinum Package

From: £155.00

Spa Packages

Gold Package

From: £125.00

Spa Packages

Silver Package

From: £95.00
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2019 Certificate of Excellence

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VIP Testimonials

That was my 1st Russian Spa Experience! Feel great! Amazing people and good food! See you next time!

Luke Evans 13.12.2019

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We believe in the benefits of regular visits to keep a body happy and healthy and to get the most out of the banya experience. For many our clients banya becomes a part of the Lifestyle.  Become our member and start enjoying your benefits today!


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