BANYA NO. 1 experience – Review by Curiously Conscious

Banya No.1 review

The first thought that crossed my mind when I was planning for my week off in London (which I took last week) was the spa. The infrequent yoga session and hot pink salt baths are definitely wonderful mid-week stress-relievers, but I had been craving something more. You may know by now that I’m quite the […]

Justin Bieber spent six hours at a luxury spa with the pretty model ahead of his headline set

Justin Bieber

JUSTIN Bieber and new squeeze Bronte Blampied have failed to keep a low profile after spending the night together at the pop star’s London pad. The Canadian singer has been joined by the pretty model while in the capital to perform at the annual V Festival, and while it was believed earlier this month that […]


It might take three hours, but it’s seriously good for the body, mind and soul

WHAT Parenie (£28) and Russian massage (£35 for 30 minutes) WHERE Banya No.1, London, THE LOWNDOWN Russian Banya is a full experience, not an in-out treatment, so if you’re in a rush, save this for another dy. After a relaxing cup of tea, you’ll be laid down in a steam room where the therapist uses birch, oak […]

Jewish history of Russian banya in London

Russian banya history

The history of the Russian banya in London goes back to late 19th century and is connected to numerous Jewish immigrants that arrived to London during Pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe. The immigrants liked to create close-knit communities, preferring to live and work near to each other and within walking distance of a synagogue, […]

Natural healing, Russian style: Banya No.1 – Review by The Naturalista

Review from The Naturalista

Hanging out at a Rainbo event a few months ago my beautiful friend Alice told me she and her husband Pete were going on a hot date that evening to a Russian spa “where you wear and felt hat and they beat you with birch leaves”. Sign me up! I cried, and the next week […]