The Berkeley Hotel & Bamford Haybarn Spa

London, England

Features

  • Day Spa
  • Fine Dining
  • Super-luxe

Spa

  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Situated in London’s Knightsbridge, a hop and a skip from Harvey Nichols the recently revamped Berkeley Hotel is a favourite with fashionistas and the international jet set. Home to Marcus Waring’s eaterie and the trendy Blue Bar it’s one of the city’s coolest haunts.

Perched on the top of the building is the Bamford Haybarn Spa which is rapidly building a reputation as one of London’s trendiest spas and, with one of the metropolis’ only rooftop pools, it’s easy to see why.

The Spa

Bamford Haybarn Spa

The Bamford Haybarn Spa is a serene space spanning the top of the hotel. Decor is clean, airy and fresh with a natural ‘New England’ feel, coaxing uptight shoulders to drop the moment you step inside.

Facilities include: an indoor/outdoor rooftop pool, steam and sauna rooms, a nail bar and a beautiful relaxation terrace with comfy loungers, serving juices, snacks and cocktails.

Spa Facilities

  • Rooftop open-air pool
  • Secret scented garden
  • State of the art gym
  • Panoramic city skyline views
  • Sun loungers designed by Spencer Fung
  • Nail bar

Spa Products

To Stay

Contemporary, elegant, comfortable and designed by some of the world’s leading interior designers, all 214 bedrooms, including 65 suites, are unique.

The Berkeley is also home to three exceptional conservatory suites with distinctive features such as personal saunas and some of the largest roof terraces in London.

To Eat

The two Michelin starred Marcus (formerly Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley) reopened in March 2014 following a stunning refurbishment and brings a relaxed formality to the dining experience in a new, elegant and contemporary setting.

The Blue Bar has completed a six-month refurbishment and is set once again to spearhead London’s bar scene with the most sophisticated, colourful cocktails in town. Pierre Koffmann, a culinary legendary and the chef’s chef, cooks up a storm in his informal French bistro-style restaurant at Koffmanns.

London’s first afternoon tea to be inspired by each season’s signature catwalk creations, Pret-a-Portea offers mouth-watering delicacies with a fashionista twist.


Getting There

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL, United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7235 6000

London Heathrow

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

Situated in London’s Knightsbridge, a hop and a skip from Harvey Nichols the recently revamped Berkeley Hotel is a favourite with fashionistas and the international jet set. Home to Marcus Waring’s eaterie and the trendy Blue Bar it’s one of the city’s coolest haunts.

Perched on the top of the building is the Bamford Haybarn Spa which is rapidly building a reputation as one of London’s trendiest spas and, with one of the metropolis’ only rooftop pools, it’s easy to see why.

Bamford Haybarn Spa

The Bamford Haybarn Spa is a serene space spanning the top of the hotel. Decor is clean, airy and fresh with a natural ‘New England’ feel, coaxing uptight shoulders to drop the moment you step inside.

Facilities include: an indoor/outdoor rooftop pool, steam and sauna rooms, a nail bar and a beautiful relaxation terrace with comfy loungers, serving juices, snacks and cocktails.

The Treatment

The Bamford Body Signature Treatment began with a soothing foot bath ritual. A Swedish, Meridian and Shiatsu combination massage followed which relaxed my tired muscles and opened energy channels, followed by reflexology to detoxify my organs.

The treatment moved onto a pressure point head, neck and shoulder massage to deepen the relaxation and finished with assisted yogic breathing to refresh the lungs and help revitalise the whole body.

I was left feeling completely relaxed, stress free and energised – a great full body overhaul.

Other Treatments

Oskia Eye Wonder: An anti-ageing eye treatment designed to reduce puffiness and strengthen the eye contour using lymphatic drainage, massage and stone therapy.

To Stay

We stayed in 704 – a contemporary Balcony Room with city views and a muted soothing décor of silvers and greys.

Facilities include: a king size bed and spacious dressing area with a mirrored vanity table, a marble bathroom with a power shower, an extensive mini bar, flat screen TV, Nespresso machine and Bamford toiletry products.

There’s also a lovely assortment of high end glossies for bath and bedtime reading. Complimentary Wi-Fi.The Berkeley is also home to three exceptional conservatory suites with distinctive features such as personal saunas and some of the largest roof terraces in London.

To Eat

The Collins Room (formerly the Caramel Room) is a defining element of the newly-renovated Berkeley: a light-filled, contemporary and charming dining room that welcomes guests at flexible times for a light breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

We love Prêt-Portea, the hotel’s legendary afternoon tea, which serves delicacies inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world. The menu changes every 6 months to reflect the new season trends. Who knew that afternoon tea could be so fashionable? Simply divine.

Don’t Miss

The Rooftop Winter Cinema, where the terrace is transformed into a pine-filled forest cinema showing Christmas movie classics, accompanied by hot chocolate and mince pies.

Guests staying in a suite category above and including the Chelsea Suite are able to request the fashion trunk for an evening with the compliments of the hotel. Curated by the Vestiaire Collective it contains an exquisite collection of rare accessories and clothing from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s from designers such as Christian Dior, Chanel and Hermes. And if you simply cannot leave without that Chanel handbag, you can purchase it upon check out. How fabulous is that?