Last-minute spa day: Things to do in London when it rains
London is a wonderful city to visit, whatever the weather. If the rain starts to fall, you can head for one of the city’s many galleries or museums, linger over an elegant afternoon tea, take in a show, or indulge in a little retail therapy. Of course, you can also enjoy a few hours of leisure at one of the capital’s many spas.
We offer a terrific selection of last-minute spa packages in London, so you can tailor the ideal experience that can turn a rainy day into a day of relaxation. Choose a spa day in London that features a sumptuous afternoon tea and the choice of pampering treatment, or opt for a spa hotel in a fantastic location that lets you enjoy the very best of the city, even in the most inclement weather.
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Spa day packages in London
In this guide, we offer a few ideas on how to enjoy London in the rain and bring you a selection of our favourite London spa day packages.
City Dweller for Two at The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
One of the best things about being in London on a rainy day is that you can get around town easily, bringing all the attractions within easy reach. The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel is located steps from Green Park Underground Station, from which you can access the theatres, cinemas and galleries of Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, as well as the Waterloo area, which includes the London Eye.
If you’d prefer to stay out of the rain and relax, the hotel’s City Dweller for Two spa package features an inclusive 45-minute back massage and back exfoliation. You also enjoy two hours’ use of the extensive leisure facilities, which include an aromatic steam room, herbal sauna, experience showers, ice fountain, candlelit relaxation room with heated beds, and a state-of-the-art gym. Toast your stay in London with a complimentary glass of Champagne. Arrival time for this package is from 10am.
Arrive and Revive Experience at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
If you’re planning an overnight stay in London or a longer escape to the capital, but the forecast is for rain, a spa can be the perfect haven. Located just steps from two of London’s busiest stations, St Pancras International and King’s Cross, the grand St Pancras Renaissance Hotel offers wonderful facilities and amenities within historic surroundings. When the rain finally eases, or you’re ready to brave the elements, the hotel offers fantastic access to all the city’s sights, attractions and entertainment.
The Arrive and Revive Experience package features two inclusive 30-minute treatments, an aromatic scrub and Balinese face ritual. You can also enjoy three hours’ pre-bookable use of the leisure facilities, which include a relaxation pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness centre. Confirm an arrival time during the booking process or contact the spa ahead of time.
Pamper and Afternoon Tea at The Landmark Spa and Health Club
On a rainy day in London, what could be better than sitting down to a leisurely traditional afternoon tea in stunning surroundings? Located close to London Marylebone station, the spa at The Landmark hotel offers the perfect setting for some much-needed ‘me’ time, a couples’ escape or a meet-up with friends.
The Pamper and Afternoon Tea package features two inclusive treatments, a 50-minute facial and a 30-minute back exfoliation and back massage. You are also welcome to make full use of the spa’s leisure facilities, which include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sanarium, steam room, and experience showers. Then adjourn to the hotel’s wonderful Winter Garden Restaurant for a superb afternoon tea. Arrival time for this package is from 10am.
Afternoon Tea and Spa Experience at The Montcalm Hotel
The Montcalm Hotel is a wonderful choice when you want to escape the rain and spend a few hours in relaxing and upscale surroundings. The hotel is located close to the wonderful shopping of Bond Street and Oxford Circus, as well as the attractions of Baker Street, which include Madame Tussauds, so you can combine your spa experience with some of London’s other fine rainy day distractions.
The Afternoon Tea and Spa Experience package features the choice of one 60-minute treatment from a menu of options that include a Swedish full-body massage, hot stones massage, aromatherapy full body massage, and Thalgo facial. You also get to enjoy two hours’ use of the spa’s leisure facilities, which include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and experience showers. A decadent afternoon tea for two is the perfect complement to your relaxing spa experience. Arrival time for this package is from 10am.
Mini Indulgence at The Rembrandt
London is home to some world-class museums and the stylish Rembrandt is located right across the road from one of the very best. The historic Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) features an art and design collection that extends to 2.27 million objects and hosts temporary exhibits, so there’s always something interesting to discover.
For a perfect rainy day in London, enjoy a few hours at the V&A and then head to The Rembrandt’s fabulous spa for the Mini Indulgence package. Choose one 25-minute treatment from an extensive menu that features a back, neck and shoulders massage, Decléor discovery facial, full-body exfoliation, and a fingers or toes file and polish. The package also includes full access to the spa’s leisure facilities, which include a swimming pool, sauna, and whirlpool. A delightful afternoon tea or light lunch rounds off this superb mini spa experience. Arrival time for this package is from 2pm.