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VISIT LONDON’S FIRST RUSSIAN BATH HOUSE: BANYA No.1

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 […]

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

Banya No.1 London

Banya No.1 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 idea what […]

REVIEW: TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN BANYA AT BANYA NO.1 LONDON

Parenie treatment

Tucked away on a quiet little back street in Shoreditch is the traditional Russian Spa, Banya No. 1. Offering a truly authentic take on the Banya experience, it’s all about the sauna and you are assured of getting all hot and sweaty. Most guests come to try the Parenie treatment which is set in the […]

Time Out says

Taiga Private banya

Channel your inner Tolstoy with a good ol’ parenie, an old school Russian massage, which involves being swathed in hot wet leaves and pummelled by venik – a leafy bundle of herbs. It’s meant to reduce muscle tension and stress and it’s the speciality treatment at Banya No.1 – the only traditional Russian baths in […]