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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 generally […]

Kate Moss keeps a low profile in a baker boy hat and tasselled coat as she enjoys a pamper session at luxury spa in London

Kate Moss visited Banya No.1 London

She’s been in the modelling industry for over 30 years and is as in demand as ever. But Kate Moss proved she still enjoys a spot of pampering, as she was spotted exiting a luxury Russian spa on Monday. The 43-year-old supermodel kept a low profile as she exited the Banya No. 1 luxury spa […]


First russian bath house

On our tour through Secret London and discovering new hidden gems we stumbled upon London’s first Russian bathhouse, Banya No.1. Located in North London this bathhouse and spa known only amongst the innovation hunters and the Eastern European clientele is becoming a hot new craze. When we first heard of Banya we instantly wanted to […]

Review by Etcetera – Banya No.1: ‘all you need is a good thwacking at a traditional Russian spa’

All you need is a good thwacking at a traditional Russian spa

Down the glass steps is Banya No. 1, a secret spa that will whisk you away from London. A “banya” is a traditional Russian bathhouse dating back hundreds of years. On arrival, Nathalie gives me a tour, taking me to the new private Taiga suite. Designed for groups of around ten visitors, the green, leather, high-backed chairs that…

BANYA NO.1 – LONDON’S RUSSIAN SPA – Review by springsaunaswim

Banya No.1 London

Banya No.1 – Hoxton is a traditional Russian spa, located on Micawber Street, a 5 minute walk from Old Street tube station. RBJ and I were invited by Banya No.1 to enjoy an afternoon at the spa, accompanied by a traditional “parenie” and scrub treatment. Having never been to a banya before, I had no […]