Very few things in life bore me as much as having to wait for public transport. The impatient child within immediately goes into ‘are we there yet?’ mode. In fact, I predict that my love/hate relationship with TfL will inevitably lead to the early onset of stress-induced wrinkles.
With an unhealthy obsession for punctuality, I somehow always end up loitering around a train station, hunting for a crumbled Metro to read as I wait irritably for the flashing board to tell me what platform to run towards in a panicked flurry. Oh the joys of city life eh?
Well fellow commuters, I give you hope in the form of Ainhoa City Spa. Helpfully located on the Grand Terrace of the infamous St Pancras International, the spa has been lovingly designed to offer some much needed calm and serenity to the weary traveller.
Founded in Barcelona in 1996 and favoured by many a luxury five-star hotel across the world, the exclusive skincare range has now come to the UK for the first time. With extracts of caviar, gold and diamonds in the products, it’s easy to see why the range has received a wealth of interest.
The team of professionals is welcoming and passionate about the products. After a blissful 15 minutes with the lovely Charlie, my skin felt baby-bottom-soft and as dewy as a spring morning, no doubt due to the thirst quenching Aquasense Rehydrating Mask that my skin absorbed without hesitation.
Throughout the months of November, December and January, the chic boutique with two treatment rooms attached is offering FREE express facial treatments to both men and women, complete with a unique skin consultation to help each person discover what products really suit their skin. Just think of them as beauty guardian angels sent down from above.
The boutique will also be selling Ainhoa’s award-winning skincare range but for a limited time only. Get there quick as this pop-up spa is only open until the end of January.
Never has there been quite so much praying for my train to be delayed.
Ainhoa City Spa is open from 10am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday at:
Ainhoa City Spa
The Grand Terrace
St Pancras International
Tel: 020 7843 7683
(We advise you to call in advance to make reservations for free beauty treatments.)