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The Porchester Spa  

 
 
ADDRESS
The Porchester Centre, Bayswater, London W2 5HS
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10:00 - 22:00 Daily. Ladies only: Tue, Thu & Fri. Men only: Mon, Wed & Sat
 
PRICES
Prices vary | £25.65 (Non Member), £19.05 (Member), £14.20 (Westminster residents), £27.65 (Couples), £8.30 (Westminster Residents Concs)
 

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The Porchester SpaOriginal Art Deco spa and treatment centre.

A decidedly more relaxing London experience, Porchester Spa isn’t a homogenous treatment centre that could be located anywhere in the world, it feels local and it feels London and this is what makes it perfect for visitors and residents alike. Owned by Westminster Council, this Art Deco building houses three Turkish hot rooms, two Russian steam rooms, a cold plunge pool, sauna, swimming pool and relaxation lounge. Certain days are either men-only or women-only but at other times they are open to couples and offer great packages and treatments. It has a gentle, romantic atmosphere, perfect for chilling out couples and or friends. As you step into the huge, echoing art-deco atrium, a sense of calm pervades, encouraging you to indulge wholeheartedly in the experience awaiting you. A good range of beauty treatments is on offer so you can end your session with a bit of professional pampering. Over the years, they’ve tried to close the place down but, finally, acknowledging it as the treasure it is, have given it its own well-served makeover. This isn’t the Sanctuary – nor does it pretend to be – it is old-fashioned spa fun at its best.

Best for:
Turkish baths, treatments, towels, steams and saunas.

Did you know?
Turkish baths were introduced into England in the 1850s. Before the days of regular washing they were seen as a way of promoting hygiene and dozens were built in the East End for this reason.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Royal Oak Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Underground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Queen's Park Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Queensway Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Arthur Court NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Caesar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  42% off
26-33 Queens Gardens., W2 | 7 minutes from The Porchester Spa
This designer hotel offers guests the ultimate in style and comfort. Bedrooms are beautifully decorated with modern furniture and bright fresh colours. Enjoy the tranquillity of ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  26% off
129 Bayswater Road, W2 | 9 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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Thistle Kensington Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  26% off
104 Bayswater Road, W2 | 9 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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81 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 4 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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81 Westbourne Park Road, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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Opp 35 Blomfield Road, W9 | 8 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
Powis Square, Notting Hill, London W11 | 10 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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Sheldon Square, Paddington, London W2 | 5 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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54 Porchester Road, Bayswater, London W2 | 1 minute from The Porchester Spa
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62A Porchester Road, Bayswater, London W2 | 1 minute from The Porchester Spa
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94 Bishops Bridge Road, Paddington, London W2 | 2 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 23 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 28 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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2A Bridstow Place, Notting Hill, London W2 | 5 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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80 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill, London W2 | 5 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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89 Westbourne Park Road, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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Idlewild
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55 Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London W9 | 9 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 3 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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60 Great Western Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 11 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 12 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 14 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 17 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 21 minutes from The Porchester Spa
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