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Banya No.1

Health and beauty Islington
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Banya No.1
Venue says The first authentic Russian Spa club concept in the UK.

Time Out says

Channel your inner Tolstoy with a good ol’ parenie, an old school Russian massage, which involves being swathed in hot wet leaves and pummelled by venik – a leafy bundle of herbs. It’s meant to reduce muscle tension and stress and it’s the speciality treatment at Banya No.1 – the only traditional Russian baths in London.

Unlike conventional saunas, the banya surrounds you with high levels of steam as water is splashed onto cast iron heated to 700ºC inside a brick furnace. Amid the pummellings you can also expect plenty of vodka shots and tasty Russian delicacies as part of the Slavonic experience. 

Banya No.1 says
Banya No.1 is the first of its kind in the UK and brings Russia’s oldest and most popular wellness traditions to the capital. Being not your typical spa experience, it features authentic Russian steam sauna, plunge pool, hot stone and treatment rooms and a R & R area with traditional food & drinks. It’s social as well as private. The service is friendly and personal and Banya is open to both members and non-members. We offer a selection of wellness & spa treatments, with ingredients strictly natural and organic and prepared on the premises.

The key signature treatment is Parenie – an invigorating thermal massage, that uses leafy and fragrant bundle of birch, oak or eucalyptus twigs.


This process is quite intense and it’s not about slashing you with oak and birch leaves, but rather working the steam around you to warm you up so deep that you feel the need to plunge into the chilled water afterwards. The contrast causes release of adrenalin and stress hormones and immense invigoration that follows. It boosts your blood circulation and relieves tension and stress.

Apart from Parenie we offer traditional and organic treatments such as Honey & Salt Scrub, Coffee Scrub, Siberian Body Wash, Aloe Vera Body Mask, Mud Mask or Wraps and Russian Healing Massage.

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Address: Unit B01
17 Micawber Street
London
N1 7TB
Transport: Tube: Angel/Old St
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5 out of 5 stars