I was given a whistle-stop tour of the spa at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and I knew it would get under my skin and get me hooked.
I have been wanting to see St Pancras for years but since I came to London in 1996 the building had always been off limits. Now beautifully restored, I finally got the chance to have a little nose around and the first question I asked the concierge was how to get to the spa.
The spa is in the basement: the reception is small and modern and the staff were very obliging, happy to show me around. The changing rooms and the gym are very streamlined and clean and the lockers have digital combinations.
There are separate saunas for men and women; only 15 people are allowed to use the swimming pool area at any one time. The swimming pool is gorgeous with dark tiles and jacuzzi and the atmosphere is of pure indulgence, just like being in a Moroccan hammam.
A day pass is £50 but if you book a 1 hour treatment you can access the facilities for £25 and for treaments over 1 hour access is free.
I am looking forward to be transported into the world of relaxation in total luxury at the Renaissance.