Once London recognizes a good thing — say, food, for example — there’s no holding the place back. The capital has awakened to the charms of massages, facials, and a few well-placed hot rocks. Among the best for shooing away your jet lag are those at the Berkeley, Claridges and Mandarin Oriental hotels, or try Elemis Day Spa, hidden away off New Bond Street.
Berkeley Health Club and Spa: The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, London SW1X; 020 7201 1699
Claridges Spa: Claridges Hotel, 53-54 Brook St., 6th floor, London W1; 020 7409 6565
Elemis Day Spa: 2-3 Lancashire Court, London W1; 020 7499 4995
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X; 020 7838 9888