Located in a former bank opposite Buckingham Palace in Belgravia, The Bath House – Russian Banya blends the traditions of the Russian banya with the best of the contemporary spa. Offering steam rooms, ice cold plunge pools, authentic treatments like parenie, organic honey & coffee scrubs and seaweed wraps, invigorating massage, traditional herbal teas and freshly prepared russian food, The Bath House is somewhere to wash, to relax, to eat and drink, do business and to meet friends.
Banya has numerous health benefits, both physical and mental, and the banya experience is the perfect antidote to hectic, urban lifestyles. Stay fit and healthy and look after your physical and mental health with a visit to The Bath House.
Ranked No 1 among all spas in London listed on TripAdvisor, The Bath House – Russian Banya is an oasis in the centre of the city and a great meeting place for couples, groups of friends or colleagues. Banya will rejuvenate your relationships as well as your body.
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‘As for traditional treatments, there’s the main offering of a ‘parenie’ – the whipping of the skin with ‘venik’ – twigs made from birch, oak and eucalyptus branches in a heated room, with other add-ons such as a mud mask, scrubs, wraps and really good rub-downs’. Read more
History of Russian Banya
The Bath House is a traditional Russian banya and steam sauna in the centre of London with spa treatments inspired by a centuries-old history.
The banya has its origins in the woods and was where people would meet to wash. A large wooden chamber was heated using a wood-burning stove onto which water was thrown to generate steam. People would gather inside to sweat, wash and beat themselves with birch and oak branches. After steaming themselves, they would rush out to swim in nearby lakes and rivers or dive into snowdrifts. Before the arrival of Christianity in Russia the banya was also the spiritual centre of the community. The banya was not just somewhere to wash but also a place to feast, to worship, to mourn and to marry. Women would often give birth in the banya and the dead would be bathed and sent on their way to the afterlife with a venik.
Wherever there are Russians, you will find banyas. They come in all shapes and sizes, from basic rural shacks to vast palatial urban complexes, are simultaneously private and communal spaces and are popular among all classes, sexes and ages.
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Mondays and Thursdays
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Please note that swimwear on these days is essential.
Monday - Saturday
From 10 AM to 11 PM
From 10 AM to 10 PM
1 Grosvenor Gardens