I recently spent a very relaxing evening at the K Spa, part of the K West Hotel.
The K-West Hotel is just a short walk from Shepherd’s Bush tube station. It’s a modern and impressive building with a steel and glass façade located in a residential area.
Once you enter in the hotel, you’ve to pass the reception on your left and the lobby bar on your right and take the elevator to the first floor. But don’t expect to go up! Indeed, as the entrance of the hotel is on the third floor, you’ll actually go to the basement.
The Spa reception will stand just in front of you. The pleasant staff will then register you, provide you with bathrobe and slippers, and escort you to the locker room. All you need to bring is your bikini.
Once ready, you’ll finally access to the white and gold toned relaxing wet area. The first thing you’ll notice will be the hydrotherapy pool, which is very enjoyable thanks to a good temperature and some loungers.
Among the other facilities, you’ll find the steam room and the glass-fronted sauna (85°C) and sanarium, which is a kind of hybrid between the two (being less hot than the sauna and less humid than the steam room).
After having experience such hot temperatures, you’ll have to cool down by either taking a shower or trying London’s first Snow Paradise (-15°C) where you can rub your body with handfuls of powder snow. It’s a chilly but invigorating experience. I enjoyed it even more than it reminds me of when I was very young and used to alternate sauna and jumps in the snow at my uncle’s cabin in Norway.
After 2 hours of relaxing ourselves, it was already time to leave.
And we left in the best condition. The showers are spotless. And once again, everything is provided: soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hairdryers and even a pair of GHD straightener.
I promise you that you’ll be so relaxed when you’ll leave that you’ll sleep like a baby.
-As an external guest, the price is £50 per person to have access all day to the spa and the gym. But, from Monday to Friday, if you book a 1hr massage it will only be £25 and if you book a 2hr massage it will be complimentary.
-For a totally peaceful experience, K Spa is an adult-only facility (over 18s).
London W14 0AX
London W14 0AX