The best Turkish hammams in London
Here are the most luxurious to budget-friendly Turkish hammams you can find in London
Here is Culture Whisper's edit of the most luxurious to budget-friendly Turkish hammams in London.
Try: Indulgent Hammam Ritual, £220
This has to be the ultimate destination spa in London where you can relax, revive and socialise in the opulent marble-clad surroundings. Try the 80-minute Indulgent Hammam Ritual (allow 2.5 hours) which includes a black soap application, full-body and face exfoliation, scalp massage, hair washing, and a traditional stretching massage, all followed by a 50-minute massage. Post-treatment, expect full access to the warm room and all relaxation facilities, with crudités, dried fruits and nuts, fresh juices and, of course, a traditional mint tea.
Try: Traditional Moroccan Hammam, £65
A family-run Hammam that offers a traditional experience with black olive soap infused with skin-softening argan oil, and a rub-down with a kessa glove, all sourced from Morocco. The décor is very Turkish, resplendent with mosaics, statues and works of art, but don’t let that put you off – you do receive a decent rub-down and it’s a fun experience for couples or groups. There is also a restorative infra-red sauna on site, along with facial and body massage packages.
Try: Rejuvenating Hammam, £150
The 60-minute treatment kicks off with a foot cleanse and authentic black soap wash, followed by a kessa scrub, rassoul hair cleanse and an ayurvedic Shirodhara that soothes a frazzled nervous system. The treatment ends with a stress-relieving La Sultane de Saba Shea Butter Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage. Bliss.
Try: The Ottoman Prince/Princess Retreat, £200
Try a top-to-toe experience in one of the larger hammams in London. The spa day includes all the traditional hot-room activities, along with a facial and Swedish massage, topped off with an express manicure and pedicure.
HOW TO CREATE AN AT-HOME HAMMAM TREATMENT
1. Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, £50
During a hammam the therapist will give your hair a really good wash – so mirror this and spend a little extra time massaging your scalp with this concoction of Moroccan argan oil and biotin to give tresses a super shine.
2. Hamam Galata Bath Robe, £249
Complete your hammam experience by cocooning yourself in this extra soft, organic cotton robe by an authentic Turkish label, Hamam.
3. ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud, £34
Red clay deeply soothes scalp and body and leaves skin moisturised and smooth.
4. Maroc Maroc L’Or dans l’Eau Bath Oil, £52.60
This eucalyptus-loaded argan and caster oil can be used in the bath or post-shower directly onto skin to soften, hydrate and fragrance.
5. Kerstin Florian Turkish Body Scrub, £42
This fills the entire room with stimulating eucalyptus and other aromatherapy oils and transports you to a spa steam room.
6. Moroccan Oil Pure Argan Oil, £51
This fragrance-free oil is super nourishing and can be used from head-to-toe.
7. Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Foaming Shower Gel, £8.50
A foaming gel with aromatics of eucalyptus and rosemary will revive and uplift the senses.
8. Ameliorate Exfoliating Body Mitt, £9.50
The use of an exfoliating cloth is key to getting that post-hammam soft skin.