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Zoola Fish - Fish Pedicure: Camden Lock Village
Zoola Fish - Fish Pedicure: Camden Lock Village
214 -216 Lock Village,
Camden High Street, London, NW1 8XQ
United Kingdom

Fish Spa

Zoola Fish - Fish Pedicure: Camden Lock Village
214 -216 Lock Village,
Camden High Street, London, NW1 8XQ
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • eVouchers not accepted

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Zoola Fish - Fish Pedicure: Camden Lock Village part of Zoola Fish

About Zoola Fish

With a mission to turn the UK into a nation full of fit feet, the Zoola Fish concept was born. By using the latest ‘fin-omenon’, fish pedicures, we want people the width and breadth of the country to have baby soft feet. Think Andrex and Johnsons Baby Lotion adverts. Mmmm, dreamy.

If you’re not up to speed, fish pedicures are the latest and greatest pedicure and relaxation technique to hit the UK and Zoola Fish were the first offer it. We use hundreds of toothless Garra Rufa fish that gently suck and nibble away dead skin whilst creating a light and relaxing massage.

Since February 2010, over 100,000 people have dipped their feet into a world of wonder at our fish spa’s in London and we want this trend to spread nationwide as we open more spas. When will you take the plunge?

Our Fish

To help with our mission is our team of trusty Garra Rufa fish, always at the ready for whatever feet are dipped their way. They will gently suck and nibble away at your dead skin (we’d rather them than us) leaving feet feeling soft, smooth and revitalised.

Originally from the hot springs and river basins of the Middle East, they’re acclimatising well to London life and love meeting new feet everyday. Toby, who is a favourite of ours, is particularly sociable and will never fail to tuck-in to your toes.

Garra Rufa just like ours have been used for centuries to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema and their exfoliating abilities are now widely used across the Far East for fish pedicures and fish massage.

They require water temperatures of around 35c so your feet are sure to receive a warm welcome. What’s more, they’re known to secrete Diathanol, which is said to encourage skin regeneration.

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Verified review Visited January 2012
Posted 3 years ago
Voucher received did not have complete address with postcode of where the location is. Telephone number in voucher had 0208-315-7547. When this number is called operator said Fish Pedicure have left address. The operator sounded to be working in a health service. Hence, no proper address and wrong number.

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Verified review Visited January 2012
Posted 3 years ago
I wasn't happy that only one place was open. Also the girl got me out of the water after 20min - even so I had a voucher for 30min!? Should have said something so my fault as well :(
Otherwise I love the fish pedicure and had very soft skin afterwards :)

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Verified review Visited November 2011
Posted 3 years ago
A fun thing to do more with a friend than on your own , but a funny treat and something DIFFERENT on a day out shopping , was worried about exposing my feet but the atmosphhere was just a fun and relaxed ''just do it'' one so just got on with it like everyone else there ( very popular ) and feet felt different after more 'groomed' as it were!!!

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Posted 3 years ago
Love it! The receptionist was absolutely lovely and helpful, and the fish were pretty cool too! ;) Will be going back for sure... And now that they have loyalty cards, it's even more of an incentive to visit!

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Verified review Visited June 2011
Posted 3 years ago
I got to the Zoola Fish very late in the day as I couldn't find the place. Camden is such a maze. Luckily the very kind staff member let me start even though I was late for the last 'appointment'. The fish were pretty full so they weren't as hungry as I've had before but it was still pleasant and the staff member made it for me after a pretty stressful day.

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Posted 3 years ago
This was a fantastic experience, never had anything like this before, but would definitely have again. As someone who doesn;t like her feet being touched - I was quite nervous but after a few seconds you get used to it and it just feels like a tickling sensation. After 5 minuites I was very relaxed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!!

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Verified review Visited August 2011
Posted 3 years ago
Very busy venue. Went with my sister so layout was ok for us but would be difficult in larger groups. Tickles! Feet felt softer afterwards, I think. Wahanda deal made it worthwhile.

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 3 years ago
It was a rather bizarre experience as you sit with your feet in a tank of fish in full display of everyone at Camden market. A lot of people stopped to watch! The treatment was more relaxing than I expected and didn't tickle at all. My feet felt softer afterwards, but not as exfoliated as I'd have liked. I would do this again, but maybe for an hour, rather than half an hour, for a bigger impact.

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Verified review Visited June 2011
Posted 3 years ago
A very strange tickly sensation on my toes but it was good fun and my feet felt much better and livelier. It was great to get rid of all te dead, flaky, old, hard skin.

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Verified review Visited June 2011
Posted 3 years ago
This fish pedicure was first thing i purchased thrugh Wahanda, Place in the middle Camden village totally amazing experience. Staff very nice and polite made it even better. i will be going back. Session was 30 min long and it really worked.

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Verified review Visited June 2011
Posted 3 years ago
Loved it! The staff were really friendly and welcoming and helpful. :-)
Also, it was effective. I was apprehensive at first, but will now definitely be going back... I may even make it a bit of a habit! It tickled for the first 20 seconds, but after that, it felt quite pleasant. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 3 years ago
This was the first time I have ever had a fish pedicure and I can't fault it - it's fun,innovative and definitely worth a try. I wouldn't say that this is a place to feel pampered if that is what you're after, though - it's more of a 'fish tank' kind of place, as it's literally just a number of tanks to put your feet in and wooden seats to sit on. It's also a 'fish tank' kind of place for another reason: its location in Camden Lock means that you may well get a number of tourists etc peeping in (there's no door as such) and even coming up to you to ask what it's like, so you feel a bit like you're on display.

The staff consisted of just one woman who was friendly enough and did check you in properly (she gives you a towel to wipe your feet both before and after dipping in), although as this is not a spa place by any means she isn't like a therapist and so is more like an 'invigilator'.

As for the treatment itself, it's ticklish, yes, although not unbearably so. It's quite nice! It's like light vibrations where the fish are. As for smooth feet afterwards, though, I didn't really notice a difference. However, the woman there did say it depends on the individual....

So, in summary, worth a try if you don't mind feeling a little like you're on display in a low-key sort of place. It's fun, although don't expect miracles.

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 3 years ago
A weird, but amusing experience, and one I would repeat! The Camden Market venue is very much no frills, it is essentially a shed with the fish tanks arranged around the room in four groups of four. There are benches above the tanks. A neighbouring stall had some heavy music going, so this was no relaxing spa experience. You also have to get used to ending up being a bit of a tourist attraction for passers-by! After a cursory foot check for verrucas or other uglies, the friendly staff member gives you a damp cloth to wipe your feet and then you stick 'em in the tank! After the initial "eeeeeeeeek!" feeling, you quickly get used to the sensation - a light, but not unbearable tickling, a bit like the light setting on a footspa bath. I brought a book, but it is actually rather fun to watch the fish at work! They go in all sorts of places, including up your ankles and between your toes. I had very gnarly feet, and after my timed half an hour, although my feet weren't pristine, they were improved. You are given a towel to wipe dry, but you need to bring your own foot cream. I enjoyed watching and encouraging the squeamy customers who had their feet hovering above the tanks while the fish below were being teased into a frenzy - it looks like the movie Pirahna, but don't worry, these fish have no teeth - what fun!

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 3 years ago
It was my first trip to Zoola fish, and I was surprised to see it wasn't that big a place, at least the one in Camden Lock village, wasn't, but there were plenty of fish tanks available, and although it was a walk in only service I didn't have to wait more than a couple of minutes, considering it was a sunny Friday afternoon in Camden. The staff were friendly and knowledgable although just to be clear the treatment was only for the fish pedicure there is no massage or foot rub afterwards like some offers you get. But I enjoyed it and found it really good value for money, especially with teh half price voucher. I would definitely go again.

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Verified review Visited March 2011
Posted 3 years ago
I took my mum as a mother's day treat/experience. The actual fish pedicure, when you get over the initial 'EUW' feeling is weirdly comforting and the results are great. We thought it interesting that tons of fish flock around the ladies feet, but I was sat next to a guy and he had hardly any fish nibbling. I'm guessing it's down to us ladies exposing our feet more? My feet did feel smooth for a couple of weeks, so for the benefits I would do it again (as long as I got the £9 deal with Wahanda, I wouldn't pay full price).
However, at the venue you are very exposed. In fact you feel like you're in a window display except there are no windows. Plus Camden is full of tourists on a Saturday (when we went) and I think some people thought we were the entertainment - people stopped to take pictures and ask us questions about what it was like etc. I guess it didn't help that we were at the very front.
A little more privacy, somewhere to put your shoes and maybe some foot cream to apply afterwards would all improve the experience.

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Verified review Visited April 2011
Posted 3 years ago
I loved it but my wife went all girly... I thought the whole experience was handled well. Though I felt a bit sorry for the young woman running it all on her tod. R

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 3 years ago
I love fish pedicures. I have had others at different venues but this place was very nice too, very relaxing. And i got it for an excellent value. Really enjoyed it, would definitely go again and revisit. Thankyou Wahanda and Zoola Fish

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Verified review Visited May 2011
Posted 3 years ago
FABULOUS; felt weird to begin with but very effective
Felt really sorry for the fish though! The venue was great and the staff were extremely informative too! The tourists all had a great time taking pictures of us; you must try it even once! ENJOY

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Verified review Visited April 2011
Posted 3 years ago
Amazing feeling... At first it's really scary but once u put ur feet straight in u get a weird sensation which really tickles as the fish surround you... After a while u get use to it and carry on.... I would def recommend it...

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Verified review Visited April 2011
Posted 3 years ago
It was an excellent experience to carry out with family, a good day out. The treatment was good fun and my feet did feel much softer afterwards too! I would recommend it. It was a tickle feeling but fun.

My mother also enjoyed the experience a nice mothers day present. I would consider doing it again.

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