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How did the Russian banya arrive in London?

Russian banya in London

While Banya No.1 opened as recently as 2012, the story of Russian bath houses in London goes back much further. It all began in Odessa in the 1820s during the Russian Empire. This is when the first anti-Jewish pogroms (targeted anti-Jewish riots) occurred. The reason for these violent attacks was that there had been rumours […]

How to Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Healthy Lifestyle

Many of us see the beginning of the New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include health goals like diet, weight loss and regular exercises. However, most people make health resolutions way too hard which leads to quitting them in the first few weeks of […]

Jet Lag and Banya

Jet Lag and banya

Jet lag can occur any time you travel quickly over two or three time zones and symptoms are likely to include disturbed sleep, daytime tiredness and difficulty concentrating. It may take a few days to fully recover and the more time zones you’ve crossed while travelling, the worse you’re likely to feel. Evidence shows that […]

The Historic “Russian Banya” at Banya No.1

The famous painting “Russian Banya” by Sima Vasilieva is now on display at our Banya

The original version of this artwork was first published in 1988 on the cover of the widely popular magazine Ogon’ok and it made the artist famous in the Soviet nation, but perhaps not in the best sense. Soviet readers were indignant and demanded punishment for the manifestation of pornography and the disrespect for the braces. […]

World Baths History. Ancient Egypt.

Banya history

Dating as far back as 2000 BC, ancient Egyptians were amongst the first to widely adopt the power of the hot tub for its therapeutic values. Egyptians and Cleanliness These hot tubs consisted of a water-filled caldera that was then heated by placing red-hot stones in the water. Due to the climate, (remember, we are […]