Vero P / TripAdvisor
I had a very stressful month and was looking for the best experience in London to relax and recharge. My girlfriends took me to Banya no 1 where we’ve been treated to the highest standard in the private banya ‘Taiga’. It is separated from the main complex and has everything that the one needs. It was amazing to discover that steam room’s walls are made of timber logs imported from Russia’s taiga directly. Very authentic! I was booked for Honey & Salt full body scrub to remove all the dead cells. And Parenie – Venik Massage which has anti-inflammatory effect and calms nervous system. Exactly what I was looking for! As a part of parenie I had to jump into the ice cold plunge pool what was absolutely fantastic and very refreshing! Don’t be scared and give it a go. You will LOVE it!!!! While in Banya no 1 don’t forget to try some Russian food (cold summer soup or some crayfish) and some typical Russian drinks: Kvas, for example. The most important thing while there is to share your emotions and feelings. Don’t be shy to laugh, scream or cry if you want to. No need to fly anywhere when you can find a proper holistic retreat in central London. I also want to say thank you to everyone who was looking after my friends and me. Very supportive and professional. I already shared my experience with my colleagues and can’t wait for them to try it as well! Thank you Banya no 1 not only for your hospitality but also for an amazing present (a hat for banya)!!! I can’t wait to come back!