Category Archives: Media publications

Ice, ice baby by Telegraph

Ice, ice baby

Cold water immersion promises a whole host of benefits for mind and body. No wonder plunge pools and ice baths are having something of a moment. Ice, ice baby If 2021 was the year of the hot tub, then 2022 is the year to chill – literally. Cold water immersion, particularly using ice baths and […]

Hoxton’s hidden treasure: GoBanya / review by All in London

Banya No.1 - Hoxton

Now I’ve been to a fair few spas in my time, but nothing quite like this one. If you’ve never tried a Russian Banya, you’re in for a treat. Tucked away down an unremarkable side street in Hoxton, London’s first Russian spa Banya No.1 will change your mindset on spas for good. Based very much […]

How to have a Russian weekend in London – Review from The Spectator

Banya No.1 - Review from The Spectator

Benedict Cumberbatch’s turn as Greville Wynne – the British engineer who helped MI6 smuggle secret intel out of Soviet Russia – in The Courier has shone a light on London’s Cold War past. While the USSR and KGB might be gone, our capital still has a few souvenirs from the era – not to mention […]

London’s Best Beauty Treatments – Review by The Handbook

Russian Banya No.1

Tired of London and you’re tired of life, the saying goes. Feeling a bit lacklustre about your newfound freedom? This Russian Banya experience will reignite your passion for the city (and all its… eccentric offerings) while conveniently making it feel like you’ve escaped to Moscow. Added bonus, it’ll pep you up for any events filling […]

What is a Banya?! INTENSE Russian Spa in London! Video review

Video Review from Roaming Rebecca

Banya No.1 – Russian bathhouse experience! In the middle of Hoxton is a traditional Russian spa, or Banya. But it’s not like a regular spa. I know you wouldn’t think you could feel like you’ve been transported to the woods of Siberia in the UK…but I promise you, you can! Video review from Roaming Rebecca: