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Escape the everyday stresses of city life with bathhouse deals in London. Take it from Frankie: you need to relax – especially when you’re living in the hustle and bustle of the capital. Tiring commute on the tube? Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment after work. Big weekend planned? Start it the right way by recharging with a traditional Turkish bath experience. Whether it’s a special occasion or just another day, you need no excuse to pamper yourself to perfection with our London bathhouse vouchers.

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Bathhouses in London: things to know before you go

Whether you’re looking for some top tips for relaxing Turkish-style, or just want to sink into the nearest spa – we’ve got the answers to all your questions about bathhouses in London.

What is a Turkish bath?

A Turkish bath, or hammam, is a communal space with warm pools, steamy air and traditionally lavish decoration, where you can go to bathe and unwind.

Typically, you’ll be invited to relax in a series of heated steam rooms, followed by a refreshing cool down and a full-body exfoliation or massage. Many venues offer full hammam experiences, as well as rejuvenating spa treatments like facials and hot-stone massages.

Inspired by Roman public bathing traditions, Turkish baths began to emerge in the Byzantine Empire (also known as the Eastern Roman Empire). They were originally designed for Muslim worshippers who wanted to clean themselves before attending the mosque.

Turkish baths remain just as popular today – and are enjoyed by people all over the world. Whether you’re part of the Camden crowd or you’re a Canary Wharf commuter, there’s a bathhouse in London for you to escape the pressures of city life.

Is a Turkish bath good for me?

People have been reaping the benefits of Turkish baths since the Romans first ventured east. When you lie back and let the steam do its thing, you can:

  • Improve blood circulation. As the temperature rises, your blood vessels start to dilate, boosting circulation from head to toe.
  • Relieve aches and pains. With improved circulation, more oxygen flows around your body, relieving aches and pains, and soothing tired areas of your body.
  • Open skin pores. The steam opens your pores, cleansing your skin of toxins and doing wonders for your complexion.
  • Clear sinuses. Got the sniffles? Turkish bath is a great way to clear your sinuses and put you on the road to recovery.
  • Reduce stress. Soothing your body and mind, Turkish baths can help reduce stress and anxiety.

If you have cardiovascular issues and related health conditions, seek medical advice before going to a Turkish bath. Saunas and steam rooms are not recommended for pregnant women – but there are plenty of other ways to unwind for mums-to-be.

Where are the best bathhouses in London?

From Hampstead Heath to Clapham Common, there are many high-quality bathhouses across London. Depending on the experience you’re looking for and where you live, here are some sure-fire suggestions:

  • Crystal Palace Spa is a central venue with excellent bathing facilities, plus manicures, gents’ grooming and more in the salon.
  • The Old Hammam and Spa in Edmonton is all about the traditional Turkish experience, as well as hot stone massages and aromatherapy.
  • Marrakech Spa in Ilford is perfect for the full spa ritual, complete with body exfoliation and a Ghassoul mud mask.

The capital is adorned with premium bathhouses, where you can relax however you want. Check out all our bathhouse deals in London to find one near you.

What should I wear to a bathhouse in London?

Generally, swimwear is the recommended clothing in bathhouses. In London, many bathhouses provide you with slippers and a towel. If you’re not sure what to take with you, check with your venue before you arrive.

Visiting a Turkish bathhouse in London is a little different to the traditional establishments of Istanbul, where it’s common to go au naturel. This handy guide to global spa etiquette offers an example of what to expect at bathhouses across the world.

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