Category Archives: Media publications

Follow in Jack Whitehall’s footsteps and do something different with your dad this Father’s Day

4-handed Parenie

Looking for something a bit different to do with your dad this Father’s Day? Well, how about following in the footsteps of TV star Jack Whitehall? The comedian took his dad to Banya No.1 for hit show Backchat and the Russian Bath House and Wellness Spa in London is inviting sons and daughters to do […]

So hot right now: London’s new sauna obsession – Review by Florence Derrick

So hot right now

I’m face down on a hot wooden bench, in a dimly lit steam room. To my side, a large, hairy man dressed in swimming trunks opens the door of a deep stove that resembles a pizza oven. Inside, red-hot metal glows at 700ºC. He throws in a ladle of cold water, which explodes into steam. […]

Wellness the British way – Review by Travel Weekly

4-handed Parenie

If you were to find yourself, as I did, prostrate and naked on a bench in an infernal steam sauna, your face mashed into a pile of birch leaves as a hulking Russian banschik beats you with bundles of oak branches, you might question your life choices — which is precisely the point of the […]

How to be healthy in London – Review by FT Globetrotter

Financial Times about Banya No.1

Forget the fry-ups and the beer. Here are six ways to sample the city’s more wholesome ways to eat, relax and travel around. But the visitor to Britain is more at risk. Every hostelry, from rural B&Bs to five-star hotels, offers the full English; at the former, you will be asked the night before how […]

Spa Experience in London – Review by yellowshoesorangeumbrella

Spa experience

I do love a good spa experience. A few days ago, I tried something new and exciting which I have never tried before. We visited Banya No. 1, a traditional Russian bath and wellness spa located in a quiet residential area, very close to Old Street. They opened in London in 2012 and have branches […]