The Bath House – Russian Banya
Located in a former bank opposite Buckingham Palace in a Grade II listed building, The Bath House – Russian Banya blends the traditions of the authentic Russian banya with the best of the contemporary spa and is inspired by the grand urban bath houses of Moscow and St Petersburg.
The Bath House comprises a large lower ground public banya with a log cabin steam room and traditional ceramic Russian stove, wet area with tipping buckets and plunge pool, treatments rooms and a dining area. The private banya on the ground floor offers the same facilities but is for more intimate gatherings. As well as a spacious steam room, wet area, treatment rooms and elegant changing room, the private banya contains a classically designed drawing room in the English style.
The origins of Russian banya lie in the forest and there is wood throughout The Bath House, from the aged kelo pine in the steam rooms and the birch trees in the lounge to the oak and eucalyptus leaves used in our treatments. Mosaics inspired by the artist Zinaida Serebryakova depict ladies bathing in the banya in the wet areas and there are antique bath basins donated by Sanduny, the oldest and most prestigious banya in Moscow.
private banya (steam room (16 m2), wet area with plunge pool and tipping buckets, 3 treatment rooms, changing area and sitting room (30 m2))
Lower ground floor:
large lounge (45 m2)
4 treatment rooms
large steam room (30 m2) and wet area with plunge pool.