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Banya No.1 – muscle recovery, Russian-style – Review by Girl on the River


Anyone who’s been following Girl on the River for a while will know I am a passionate convert to saunas and their beneficial effects, ever since I raced in Finland a couple of years ago and a lakeside sauna session transformed me from a wobbly, aching, potentially-injured mess to good as new. Since then I’ve […]

Banya No. 1 – Authentic Russian Spa – Review by The Nudge

Hot stone

We’re just going to go ahead and say it. It’s been too long since somebody last thrashed your naked body with a bunch of twigs. So to remedy this immediately, we suggest that you take yourself off to Hoxton, head into Banya No.1, and settle in for a three-hour, full-body detox session. With twigs. For […]

Organic spa therapy and ice-cold water dunks: welcome to Banya No.1 – review by Melan mag

Banya No.1 Parenie using leafy and fragrant bundles of birch, oak and eucalyptus twigs

Banya No.1 is a traditional Russian spa club based in central London, offering organic spa treatments, wellness rituals and well-appointed steam and sauna facilities. Our editor, Joy Joses, went along to review, and after three hours of rejuvenating spa therapy and an unusual treatment involving being thrashed with a bouquet of leaves (!), she is […]

Russian bath and wellness spa in Shoreditch – Review by London-unattached

Banya No.1 London Hoxton

Looking for something completely different? Look no further. I have just discovered Banya No.1, a wonderful Russian bath and wellness spa that offers invigorating organic treatments like no other. If you like spa treatments in London, this is definitely one to check out. Banya has been around for centuries and is very popular in Russian […]


Unique Spa Experience

From chocolate making to Sky Diving, ‘I Tried…‘ has seen me take on various different experiences during 2018 as part of my mission to ‘Say Yes’. This week saw me heading to central London, to try my first ever Russian Spa at Banya No.1 which ended up being unforgettable for all the right reasons. So, […]