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‘Even Bad Kvass is Better than the Best Water’ (an old Russian saying)

Homemade kvass Banya No.1

Here at Banya No.1, we offer a wide range of traditional Russian food and drinks. One of the most delicious ways to quench your thirst between detoxifying Parenie sessions is to have a glass of the refreshing and fizzy organic drink called Kvass. Kvass is a fermented, non-alcoholic beverage commonly made from rye bread. The […]

Banya No.1 – muscle recovery, Russian-style

Parenie

Anyone who’s been following Girl on the River for a while will know I am a passionate convert to saunas and their beneficial effects, ever since I raced in Finland a couple of years ago and a lakeside sauna session transformed me from a wobbly, aching, potentially-injured mess to good as new. Since then I’ve […]

Review by Yogi Times London

Banya No.1 - More than sauna

A haunt of Bolshoi ballerinas, models and actresses alike, Banya No.1 is somewhat of a coveted establishment among those in the know. Unassumingly located in Clerkenwell, this Russian bathhouse is much more than just a sauna. In fact, the owner, Andrei, proclaims sauna a dirty word to his ears! A true Banya No. 1 experience […]