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.
The hammam experience in London
The best budget Turkish hammam in London
Where: Casa Spa, 439 Edgware Road, London W2 1TH
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 absolutely resplendent with mosaics, statues and works of art, and not as polished as some of the other places, but 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.
The luxury hammam in London
Where: Ned’s Club Spa at The Ned Hotel, 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ
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.
Hammam in SW7
Where: Le Kalon Spa at The Bentley Hotel, Harrington Gardens, London SW7 4JX
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.
The traditional hammam in London
Where: The Old Hammam & Spa 17 Church Street, Edmonton, London N9 9DY
Try: The Platinum Package, £90
A traditional style hammam spa that doesn't hold back. There's a thorough 45-minute body exfoliation with the kese mitt, soapy massage and a hair wash and condition. It's safe to say you leave with very fresh, well-scrubbed skin and the cleanest you've been since a baby.
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, £10
The use of an exfoliating cloth is key to getting that post-hammam soft skin.