Sofitel Spa London St James

6 Waterloo Place, St James, London, Westminster, SW1Y 4AN

From £100.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5


It’s hard to imagine a location more iconic than the centre of our capital, and that’s one of the many reasons why the Sofitel Spa London St James is an absolute must-visit. Right here in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities lies an idyllic spa retreat that has all the elegance and style you could possibly want. The stunning, neoclassical façade is one of the many features of this five-star haven.

The spa offers full-on contentment from the moment you first walk through the door. Treatment rooms are spread across three floors, and the high ceilings and arched windows bring plenty of light. This is where you go to soothe away the stresses of even the most hectic of days.

This remarkable listed building houses a hotel that understandably attracts visitors from all over the world. And you have a comprehensive selection of rooms and suites to choose from. Prestigious, supremely comfortable and a location to sigh for – what more could you possibly want?

Exploring the city from here is oh so easy, too. Fabulous landmarks are within easy walking distance, so be sure to see Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall, St James’s Park and the theatres of Haymarket and Shaftesbury Avenue. And you can indulge yourself in retail therapy in and around Leicester Square, too.

Popular Facilities

  • Steam room
  • Hot tub
  • Experience showers
  • Relaxation room
  • Wild Honey Restaurant


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  • 3 treatments, 150 minutes
  • A glass of fizz
  • 30 minutes exclusive use of the steam room
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
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Towel and robes providedYes
No. of treatment rooms5
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group12
Lockers availableYes
Product houseHydraFacial, CODAGE Sothys, Maria Dabbs and more
Spa Accessible accessYes
Car parkingPublic car park local, chargeable
Minimum age18


  • Steam room
  • Hot tub
  • Experience showers
  • Relaxation room
  • Wild Honey Restaurant

The Spa & Wellness at Sofitel Spa London St James

After a day spent shopping and sightseeing, there’s no better feeling than recharging your batteries at one of London’s finest temples of tranquillity. And at the Sofitel Spa London St James, everything has been designed to spoil you, from top to toe.

Pad along to the ground floor spa where you’ll find five treatment rooms, a private hammam, steam room, Zen lounge and hydrotherapy jet bath. And because these fabulous facilities are only available to those who have booked a treatment or pamper package, you’ll find it blissfully quiet too. 

Whatever treatment you choose at this sequestered space, rest assured your holistic wellness is in good hands. The Sofitel Spa London St James is world-renowned for its facials as it’s home to skincare pioneer Su-Man, whose ‘no Botox facelifts’ have revitalised the complexions of Hollywood royalty. 

Try an award-winning HydraFacial, be pampered by Codage and Les Jardins Sothys rituals, or melt away tension with a masterful massage. It’s all on offer here and it all takes place on blissfully heated treatment beds. Then take a trip to the Zen lounge to dive even deeper into euphoria.

The Gym & Fitness at Sofitel Spa London St James

Crush your fitness goals at Sofitel London St James. Its first-floor gym looks out onto a lush, green vertical garden and is kitted out with free weights and Technogym machines. There’s even a multi-sensory AlphaSphere by Sha chair to try, designed to ease jet lag. 

Prefer to work up a sweat outdoors? A jog or power walk through nearby St James Park or down by the Thames is lovely - go early in the morning to see London waking up for the day ahead. 

You could even burn some calories by taking in the sights on two wheels. Santander Cycles, London's public bicycle hire scheme, lets you just grab a bike and start riding. You can go wherever the wind takes you, but if you’re not confident the banks of the Thames offer long stretches of traffic-free cycling. 

Restaurants & Food at Sofitel Spa London St James

Relax, unwind, then it’s time to wine and dine and because this is one of London’s finest hotels you know you’re in for a sophisticated treat. But will you choose to round off your perfectly pampered day at the cosy bar, the Michelin-star restaurant or the gorgeous lounge? Decisions, decisions.

St James Bar

Click your heels along the marble floors of the vast lobby, past smartly dressed staff and into the beating heart of the hotel - the plush St James Bar. Dimly-lit and atmospheric, it’s perfect for a post-massage cocktail. Sink into a plush, velvet banquette, admire the antique mirrored tables and work your way around the ‘Taste Of The World’ menu. It features 18 cocktails which evoke the flavours of each destination's signature dish or ingredient, from a barbecue-flavoured Old Fashioned to a Gin Sour influenced by Greek tzatziki.

Wild Honey St James 

Suitably enlivened, it’s time to head next-door for some Michelin-starred dining. Wild Honey St James showcases the best of British ingredients served with French flair, much like the hotel itself. The handsome dining room has an elegant design and its corner plot maximises the amount of natural light. 

The Rose Lounge

The Rose Lounge is a lavishly decorated space decorated in pink with plenty of rose patterns, perfect for enjoying an indulgent afternoon tea. It also caters to younger guests with an exciting menu that includes Nutella sandwiches and caramel popcorn. Yum!

Spa Location

Sofitel Spa London St James

Sofitel Spa London St James

6 Waterloo Place
St James
0207 747 2204

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: Sofitel London St James is situated in Waterloo Place on the corner of Pall Mall and Lower Regent Street, just a three-minute stroll from Piccadilly Circus Underground where you can get Bakerloo or Piccadilly trains and connections to overground services.

By bus: With a prime spot in central London, you’re spoilt for choice for bus stops nearby offering local services to every part of the capital. 

By car: Driving in central London is not for the fainthearted. The hotel is on the A3221 if you decide to brave it, and the postcode for your satnav is SW1Y 4AN.

Parking: Overnight guests can pre-book valet parking. If you’re here for a spa day, it’s best to head to one of the nearest car parks. The Q-Park Trafalgar in Cockspur Street, Spring Gardens is just a short walk from the hotel, as is the Q-Park Leicester Square on Whitcomb Street.


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Mother and Daughter
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We had a wonderful time. Beautiful location, good facilities, friendly and highly professional staff. Thanks my daughter for a great relaxing and pampering day.

Rita Bertholdi, Bromley

Spa and aftenoon tea
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Lovely spa and afternoon tea with my daughter - massage & body scrub were very relaxing. The service from the staff was excellent!

Rachel Gardner , Haywards Heath

Brilliant right from the start
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

My sisters bought me a spa day at the fantastic Sofitel London St James, and boy did they pick a great venue! Despite being in the middle of the city the spa was as quiet and as tranquil as it gets, which meant I felt relaxed as soon as I arrived. I’d been feeling stressed out recently, but this place changed all that in no time. If you’re looking to get away for a day, or even longer, I couldn’t recommend it enough.

Tina Harrison, Croydon

Glorious weekend in London
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

My husband and I have just come back from a weekend in London, and it was magical. We did so many things, but the highlight of the whole trip was spending time in the hotel. The Sofitel London St James was the perfect base for our adventures, and on the Sunday I got to spend a few hours in the spa. This was a wonderful time, and by the end I felt as relaxed as I’ve ever felt. Next time we hit the capital, we’ll definitely stay there again.

Linda Simmons, Milton Keynes

Very, very special
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I was lucky enough to have an afternoon of pampering at Sofitel London St James last week, and the experience was every bit as special as I hoped it would be. The building itself is beautiful, and the spa was so tranquil. It was hard to believe I was I the middle of London, to be honest. The staff were friendly, too. It was all perfect. If I could give it eleven out of ten then I would.

Daisy Taylor, West London

Perfect in every way, true luxury !
5 / 5

I am writing this review from my room (504) after spending 8 days in this room with 3 more days to go! I am in love with London and a big reason for that is our stay at Sofitel and the hospitality we...... Read more

Excellent location, beautiful hotel, friendly staff
5 / 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Sofitel London St James Hotel in London. The hotel is located within walking distance of the sites of London, shopping, restaurants, London Tube stations, and the...... Read more

Perfect classy luxury
5 / 5

Perfectly located next to Picadilly Circus and not far from Covent market, this beautiful hotel is on a quiet square Nice welcome from the Reception staff On our arrival in the morning, our room was...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Sofitel Spa London St James serve afternoon tea?

It doesn’t just serve afternoon tea, it has an entire room devoted to the delightful art - no wonder you’ll find the Sofitel London St James on so many ‘best places for afternoon tea’ lists. Decked out in delicate shades of pink with an undeniably floral motif, the suitably named Rose Lounge blends the English tradition with the finest French patisserie created by in-house chefs (mini pavlova with strawberry and basil, anyone?). 

Expect plenty of theatrical touches and innovative seasonal variations - one of the most recent being a collaboration with appliance designers Smeg that featured cute mini toasters and pink kettles brought to your table on a tea trolley. There’s even a children’s afternoon tea on offer for your luxury-loving little one that comes complete with a mini artist’s easel and biscuit for them to decorate.

All your dinky sandwiches and delicate cakes come paired with tea suggestions, or just choose something from the hefty Champagne list.

Does the Sofitel Spa London St James have a swimming pool?

No, there’s no swimming pool but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bring your swimwear. There’s a gorgeous Jacuzzi and steam room, and many spa packages to the Sofitel Spa include exclusive use of either one of them. 

Does the Sofitel Spa London St James have accommodation?

The perfect end to a spa package? Being able to drift off to sleep in a luxurious hotel room and luckily, the Sofitel London St James lets you do just. The stunning hotel has 183 fabulous rooms and suites, each playfully designed and blending classic French elegance with vibrant pop art.

Like a cosy retreat in the heart of the city you can pamper yourself with Diptyque soaps then snuggle up on a MyBed™ mattress, designed specifically for Sofitel guests. In the morning, perk yourself up with a Nespresso coffee or quintessential cup of tea while the buzz of the city goes on outside your window.

What are the check-in and check-out times at the Sofitel Spa London St James?

For spa packages to the Sofitel Spa London St James arrival times vary, so check your booking confirmation. Here on an overnight stay? Lucky you! You can check in from 3pm, while checkout time is 12pm on your day of departure.

Who owns Sofitel Spa London St James?

The hotel is owned by Sofitel, a French chain of luxury hotels based in Paris, which in turn is owned by the brand Accor.

What is the history of Sofitel Spa London St James?

The hotel’s magnificent Grade II-listed building has not long celebrated its 100th birthday! Completed in 1923 in a neoclassical style that was thoroughly in-keeping with John Nash's Regent Street, it was originally built to house the headquarters of an army banking agency before it was taken over by Lloyds Bank. Sofitel saw its hidden potential and transformed it into the 125,000 sq ft luxury 5-star hotel it is today in 2002.

Where is Sofitel Spa London St James?

Found just off Pall Mall in St James, the spa nestles in a luxurious five-star hotel with one of the best addresses in the capital. A 15-minute walk takes you to dozens of iconic landmarks, with Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park to name just a handful. Try some upscale shopping on Bond Street, have a night on the town in vibrant Soho or take in a show in the West End theatres. 

Is Sofitel Spa London St James family-friendly?

While the spa is a blissfully adults only space, Sofitel London St James is a family-friendly hotel, with suites that are large enough for sofa beds and interconnecting rooms that let you all spread out. Kids will love tucking into their own afternoon tea in the Rose Lounge, which has cute crafts to keep them quiet if the delightful goodies on offer don’t!

Is Sofitel Spa London St James pet-friendly?

Your furry companion can’t come with you to the spa, but pups who weigh under 10 kilos are allowed to stay in the hotel for £50 per night. They’ll put doggie amenities into your bedroom to make them at home and they’re not allowed to linger in public areas.