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The 7 best spas in Liverpool

From snow caves to hydrotherapy pools: these brilliant spas in Liverpool offer all sorts of soothing treatments

Huw Oliver
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Huw Oliver
Rachel Kevern

This city is known for its brilliantly wild nights out. So much so that if you want to remain alive by the end of your next trip to Liverpool, you may want to set aside some time to simply kick back and relax. And so it’s fortunate that the city brims with properly stunning spas, from posh hotel treatments to more low-key spots that are guaranteed to soothe your hangover.

From underground hydrotherapy pools to snow caves and natural oil baths, there sure is plenty of choice here – and you pretty much can’t go wrong. Pamper yourself at one of these top spa treatments in Liverpool and you’ll find yourself raring to get out there again and explore the city’s many attractions, restaurants and other excellent things to do. And if you want to keep living a life of luxury? There are plenty excellent afternoon tea spots here too. 

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Top spas in Liverpool

Head over to Stanley Dock and you’ll find this subterranean sanctuary hidden beneath the building. With ten treatment rooms and a dizzying array of professional therapies, a trip to Maya Blue Wellness is bound to leave you feeling rejuvenated and restored. Let the troubles of the day fade as you kick back amid the original red-brick arches, before heading to the relaxation area where you’ll find a tea garden filled with bean bags.

When you think of rest and relaxation, a snow cave may not immediately spring to mind. However, this is just one of the special treatments you can sample at Thornton Hall, which claims the therapy provides the ideal contrast to a hot sauna – and helps strengthen your immune system. More conventional treatments are also available, including indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, aromatherapy facials and body massages.


Knowsley, on the outskirts of Liverpool, is home to one of the city’s fanciest spas, the aptly named Chill Out Spa. It’s set within the magnificent 2,500-acre grounds of Knowsley Hall, with specialities including spa days for men and ones for pregnant women too. You’ll find all the usual treatments and facilities here, as well as an outdoor hot tub. It has won several awards and is a must for anyone seeking something truly indulgent.

Escape from the bustle of the city centre with a trip to this elegant spa set within a golf resort hotel. Offering both weekend packages and day courses, Formby Hall boasts top-quality facilities and treatments using only well-known brands. Their Himalayan Salt Sauna and Essence-infused Laconicum Cabin are sure to relax and recharge mind and body, while a dip in the hot tub (champagne in hand, naturally) is a glorious way to unwind.


In 2019 the world’s biggest Lush store opened its doors in Liverpool city centre. Alongside shelf after shelf of the usual smellies, you’ll find a florist, perfume lab and small café, as well as a large spa on the top floor. Here you can bask in the sumptuous aromas that flood the whole store, while taking a sensory journey through your favourite Lush creations. Soak in a soothing mineral bath filled with natural oils and fragrant flower petals, or receive a deep-tissue massage. Rest assured that all products used by the Lush Spa team are cruelty-free and sustainably sourced.

This spa and treatment centre in Knowsley offers luxurious surroundings and an emphasis on both mental and physical wellbeing. As well as all you’d expect from a spa, there’s a heat and ice-bath facility for anyone in need of deeper muscle support. More than 90 different treatments are available overall at this Good Spa Guide award-winner.


This luxury spa at DoubleTree Hilton lives up to the hotel’s reputation for classy AF indulgence. The knowledgeable staff are more than happy to discuss your personal requirements to ensure you receive a well-tailored treatment. As well as sumptuous treatment rooms, Eforea also features a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and heated indoor swimming pool. For extra wholesome points, head to the spa lounge for one of their signature smoothies.

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