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3 hours Russian Banya Experience

5 reviews

The 3-hour sessions could be booked for any time slot with starting time between 10am and 4pm.*

The session includes unlimited use of the essential facilities: the authentic steam room and hand crafted cedar wood plunge pool along with exclusive use of a leather and wood booth all to yourself or for your friends in the fully licensed lounge bar. Some booths can be screened off for extra privacy.

All visitors under this offer are also given a towel or a sheet and a woollen hat to protect the head from overheating for the length of the session.

  • For extra £15 you can upgrade your visit for any time on weekends and weekdays slots between 4pm and 11pm by calling 02072536723
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  • Full refund if cancelled within 14 days of placing the order.
  • If you cancel your eVoucher more than 14 days, you can get a credit note for the amount paid.
  • Please note, order can not be cancelled if you have booked an appointment/stay by redeeming eVoucher.
Restrictions
Monday - Males only, Tuesday - Females only, Wednesday - Mix*, Thursday - Females only, Friday - Males only, * in Mix sessions swimwear is essential
Good to know
Banya No.1 offers a selection of treatments, from honey and sea salt scrub to mud wraps, chosen for their effectiveness and boasting an “all-natural” status, prepared on the premises with organic ingredients. The signature treatment is Parenie (10 min - £25) – a massage that involves Veniks (bunches of birch and oak twigs). The type of wood is a key element of the treatment as the young leaves release essential oils during the massage that offer great health benefits. To address the misconception of the Veniks, a lot of people believe they are beaten with branches, but the reality is that they barely touch you. Being massaged with Veniks is more about using the branches to channel the steam in the room to aid detoxification. Other treatments available for booking: • Honey & Salt Scrub performed in the heat of the steam room (10 min) - £15 • Body Wash with soap and leafy birch twigs on the hot stone (10 min) - £15 • Coffee Body Scrub (10 min) - £20 • Aloe Vera Full Body & Hair Mask (15 min) - £25 • Mud Wrap (the mud has over 800 organic components and is sourced from famous Baldone Marshes in Latvia) 50 min - £65 • Massage (Russian, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, Remedial and Reflexology) 30min - £35, 1 hour - £60
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  • Body Exfoliation Treatments (1)
  • Body Treatments (3)
  • Rasul and Mud Treatments (1)
  • Russian Banya (2)
  • Steam and Sauna Therapy (3)
  • Therapeutic Massage (1)
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About venue

Banya No.1 - Russian Banya Experience
Banya No.1 - Russian Banya Experience
Unit B01,
17 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB
United Kingdom

Destination Spa

Banya No.1 - Russian Banya Experience
Unit B01,
17 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB
United Kingdom

Banya No.1 is the one and only authentic Russian Banya in London. Spacious steam room with unique original stove, plunge pool with icy-cold water for the temperature contrast and a fully licensed lounge bar with private booths where the guests can relax and sample typical Russian snacks, from pickled gherkins to caviar.

It is a great place to dive into health and wellness with a variety of authentic invigorating treatments, such as birch & oak leaves thermal massage, organic scrubs and mud wraps. All of the ingredients are natural and the preparations are made on the premises.

According to trendspotters at Condé Nast Traveller UK, Russian banya's are poised to be the next big, mainstream spa trend currently gaining steady popularity across Europe.

Banya is also a social experience – there are mixed sessions for men and women, as well as male or female only days. Your party can sit and socialise in the lounge in between treatments and visits to the steam room.

So what makes Banya the unique spa experience?

The essential elements of Banya are hot, in the form of an ultra-heated steam, and cold, in the form of an icy cold plunge pool.

The steam room is around 70С, but crucially, around 65-70% humidity. Unlike an average common sauna, this gives you intense heat, but without the dryness. This is thanks to the Banya No.1 pride and joy, the stove, that consists of rows of heated cust iron. The high temperature and high pressure inside the stove cause the water to evaporate into miniscule steam droplets. This provides you with the perfect balance of heat and moisture.

The plunge pool is a chilling 7-10 degrees to counteract the heat of the steam room. Alternatively there are wall mounted and plumbed in oak buckets on a twine pull-rope. Close your eyes, breath in, pull the rope and you are drenched in ice-cold water. The sudden change of temperature has a highly beneficial effect on the body – all toxins are released, and a feeling of relief and tingling lightness follows shortly after.

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Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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