Sightseeing can be an exhausting business. All that walking inevitably leads to sore feet, aching backs and a feeling that you're just too tired to get to the theatre or glamorous dinner that you've booked. The solution - stay in one of the London's spa hotels, where you can get a reviving massage or soothing therapy before setting out refreshed to sample the nightlife.
London has the biggest choice of top-notch spas, offering the latest treatments alongside the chance to celebrity-spot. The Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge (Britney Spears' favourite hotel) is ideally located between Hyde Park and up-market store Harvey Nichols, so after a day strolling in the park or shopping spree, book a two-hour session at the spa to indulge in the crystal steam rooms and Zen relaxation areas before trying an Ayurvedic Holistic Body treatment, which includes a full body massage, foot ritual and Chakra head and scalp massage. All treatments have an oriental theme, and a two-hour slot costs £160.
The London hotels on this page have spa facilities on the premises.