9 OF THE BEST SPAS + SALONS FOR KIDS IN LONDON
Let’s start by saying there aren’t a lot of spas in London that offer services to children and/or teenagers.
Reasons could be insurance, health and safety or they just don’t want children around ruining the chilled-out spa vibes.
If you’re looking for a little relaxation or want a place to go for some luxurious one-on-one time with your son/daughter, we found a few London spas and salons that do accept children and teens, and our favourites are below:
Browns is special in that has a treatment menu just for children. Treatments are recommended for children aged between 4-16 years old and written consent is required for all treatments and an accompanying adult must be present throughout.
Services on offer include manicures, pedicures, facials and massages.
Our favourites include:
Made For Life Softening Facial (30 minutes/£40)
This facial begins with gentle cleansing followed by a soothing and rhythmic facial massage and is completed with comforting moisturiser.
Made For Life Soothing Massage (30 minutes/£40)
A gentle and soothing massage for the back, face and scalp.
Not a spa as such but certainly an opulent and luxurious venue that offers a range of services for kids. Age limits for specific treatments vary and treatment age restrictions are:
Hair Cut & Blow Dry - Age 5+
Hair Colour - Age 13+ (13 - 18 years of age requires parent or guardian consent)
Beauty treatments - Age 13+ (Intimate waxing, massage or eyelash services are not permitted under 16 years old)
Shape + Polish - Age 5+
Manicure/Pedicure - Age 16+
Generic services between 10 - 16 years old, a parent or guardian must be present.
Generic services for young adults between 16 - 18 years old, must have a written parent or guardian consent.
The Dorchester Spa exudes 1930s Art Deco glamour combined with a contemporary edge thanks to unique aspects like a chandelier of south-pacific pearls and an indulgent Spatisserie.
The spa features nine treatment rooms including two double suites, mani-pedi suite and sleek relaxation room. The Spa’s youngest guest they accept is 16 years old. Spa products used include Carol Joy London, Kerstin Florian and Aromatherapy Associates.
More a luxury salon than a spa (located in the privacy of hotel’s seventh floor) Miyoshi at The Ritz London salon offers a tranquil environment for clients to unwind in the hands of Hiro and his handpicked and highly-skilled team.
The luxurious salon has been designed to Hiro’s exacting standards, and offers a calm and contemporary space for clients to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the capital beneath.
Hiro Miyoshi at The Ritz London does have an age restriction and does not allow children under the age of 14 years old.
Manis, pedis, facials and massages are available and younger visitors will surely enjoy the hour long manicure with a hydrating mask for hands followed by a relaxing scalp and shoulder massage to relieve tension.
No one under the age of 14 is permitted in any Cowshed spas. Treatments are specially tailored for adults but they do do offer treatments to those aged 16-18 years old with parental consent.
The youngest spa guest for treatments is 16 years old, but there are also children’s hours at the swimming pool.
Lush on Oxford Street offers the following:
If a client is under the age of 18, a signed parental consent form is required in order to proceed with the treatment. Parents of clients aged 12 - 16 are required to sit in the room and stay with their child throughout the duration of the treatment. They will not perform treatments on kids under the age of 12.
Aged 12 - 16
With signed parental consent and a parent or legal guardian in the treatment room, clients can have a Validation Facial or The Spell.
Aged 16 - 18
With signed parental consent, clients can have a Validation Facial, Synaesthesia, The Good Hour, Tailor Made, The Spell, The Sound Bath, The Comforter? Hard Days Night Treatment. They do not offer Karma, The Planets or Tales Of Bath treatments to under 18s. A parent or legal guardian has the option to be in the room for the duration of the treatment.
See a full list of treatments, prices and Lush spas outside of London here.
8. Aveda Spa
Aveda keep things short and sweet; they’ll file and paint the nails of children five years old and above and give haircuts to children two years old and above.
The above venues might not be quite what you need so why not let the spa come to you? Miriam and her team at The Official Kids Party will transform your home (or other venue) into a spa, bring robes and slippers and after choosing your ‘theme’ (X Factor, Sleepover, Dance, Cheerleading etc) and any extras (doughnut wall, cupcakes, caterers, balloons).
Kids from age six and up can sit back and enjoy a range of services including bubbling foot spas and pedicures, chocolate facials, cucumber eyes and foot massages.
They’ve recently added luxury tepee sleepover parties (which can involve spa time) if you want a truly luxurious experience.
Pamper party packages start at age 6+ and go up to teens and adults. Prices start at £350 for a group of 10.
Where’s your favourite parent/child place to visit for some R&R in London?