If you know Mondrian London, you’ll know it’s all about the interiors here – they’re quirky, unexpected and Tom Dixon-designed. Their agua Spa follows suit, offering something a little different than the usual pan pipes and mood lighting.
First things first: this isn’t your usual spa. agua Spa has been designed as a ‘spa playground’, with the convivial, communal feel of Roman spa culture. It’s all about ‘70s, glam rock-inspired indulgence here: think chocolate fondue and Champagne whilst you relax around Tom Dixon’s copper teardrop sculpture (or if you’re on a health kick, opt for the raw menu instead), luminous pathways, and psychedelic visuals.
The interior might not be conventional, but the facilities here are still top notch. Pre-treatment (which take place in one of six rooms), we recommend a steam in their hammam (there’s a separate one for men and women) or a workout in the fitness centre – both of these are available with all treatments unless you’ve gone for an express option. The changing rooms and showers are equipped with everything you need – but don’t forget to try out some of their products at the testing station too.
We opted for agua Spa’s signature facial. think of it as facial massage with benefits: intensely relaxing, but our skin was glowing for days after. After your treatment, if you want, your therapist will actually tuck you under a duvet on one of the loungers with a cup of tea – we would have sat there all day if the sun wasn’t calling us outside.
£95 for their signature 50-minute facial.
If you’re having a facial, remember to steam before as you won’t be able to after.