Banya No.1 – London’s Russian Spa

Banya No.1 is a traditional Russian spa, located on Micawber Street, a 5 minute walk from Old Street tube station. RBJ and I were invited by Banya No.1 to enjoy an afternoon at the spa, accompanied by a traditional "parenie" and scrub treatment. Having never been to a banya before, I had no idea what … Continue reading Banya No.1 – London’s Russian Spa

Lakeside Spa, Wilderness Festival

Tents, muddy fields, portaloos, wet wipes.... when you think of a UK festival these are the sorts of things that would normally come to mind. However Wilderness Festival in Charlbury is a festival on a whole different level. Wilderness takes place in the forests, lakes and parklands of Oxford's nature reserves and is an amalgamation … Continue reading Lakeside Spa, Wilderness Festival