Banya No.1 – Hoxton facilities: authentic steam sauna, icy plunge pool,
hot stone and treatment rooms and a fully licensed lounge bar with traditional food & drinks.

Traditional Steam Room

Traditional Steam Room

A traditional Banya generates superheated steam as water is splashed onto a tonne of cast iron heated to 700°C inside an authentic brick furnace.  Although the banya’s temperature (70°C) is lower than in a sauna the high levels of superheated steam cause the body to sweat profusely and then detoxify.

Icy Plunge Pool

Icy Plunge Pool

The plunge pool is a chilling 7-10°C which counteracts the heat of the steam room. Close your eyes, breathe in, pull the rope and you are drenched in ice-cold water. The sudden change of temperature has a highly beneficial effect on the body – toxins are released, and a feeling of relief and tingling lightness follows shortly afterwards.

Bucket Showers

Bucket Showers

Additionally to the Plunge Pool there are wall mounted and plumbed-in oak buckets full of fresh water. The sudden change of temperature has a highly beneficial effect on the body.

Hot Stone Room

Hot Stone Room

Allow yourself some time for a Siberian body wash, an exfoliating natural Honey & Salt or Coffee scrub​, Full Body mud wrap or Aloe Vera full body & hair mask.

Massage room

Massage Room

Experience a range of massage treatments including Deep Tissue, Remedial or Reflexology​. Massage therapists use a combination of kneading, stroking, rubbing and vibration techniques. The focus is on parts of the body that experience or cause pain.

Banya rest & relax area

Rest & Relaxation area

Alternate between very hot steam sauna and the cosy rest area which is furnished with comfortable booths. Here you can relax with friends and enjoy freshly-made herbal tea to complete your experience. Food and drinks are served to keep your hydration and electrolyte balance. You can finish it off with a cold beer and crayfish or a shot of vodka.