Spread over multiple levels, The Third Space is an impressively large space in itself considering its central Marylebone location – add to that the 18 metre swimming pool, award winning gym facilities and a luxury spa and you could well have a winning formula.
My invite to have a look around The Third Space was mainly to see the luxury day spa, but as a morning workout is a big part of my life I wanted to spend an hour in The Third Space gym before my treatment.
The summary is that the gym facilities are some of the best I have worked out in. With different levels and mezzanines, there is nearly every kind of machine or space you could ever need (even a climbing rope), making The Third Space arguably one of the most versatile gym spaces in central London – perhaps aside from their other location in Soho.
I arrived at 11am on a Sunday morning, feeling a little worse for wear after a Saturday night out. Not as bad as it sounds – exercise is always my ultimate hangover cure. I spent an hour between the bicycle and free weights room, with a bit of time cooling down on the stretching mats – frankly you could use a different room or set of equipment each day for a week and still have places left to explore. Importantly for me, The Third Space bathroom and shower facilities are as impressively clean and spacious.
A quick glance at the notice boards and it was clear there is an equally enviable list of group classes for gym members to take part in – and then it was off to the spa.
I have to be honest – ask me how I’d like to spend my Sunday morning and you’re unlikely to hear me respond with “Please can I have a pomegranate facial?”. No reason in particular – I enjoy looking after myself, but visits to the spa are not usually at the top of my list.
But after a hectic week at work, my visit to The Third Space Spa turned out to be a much needed, relaxing and reinvigorating visit that came at the perfect moment. Having cleared my mind upstairs at the gym, moving down in to the dimly lit spa deep below Marylebone was the perfect transition.
The calm atmosphere of the Spa’s treatment room soon had me completely at ease as my deep cleansing facial began. Making use of fruit enzymes to clear away dirt and impurities whilst removing dead skin, the antioxidants in pomegranate are apparently of great power when it comes to attacking potentially damaging free radicals.
Nearly an hour later I was feeling the most tranquil I had in weeks, not to mention the benefits to my skin. Whilst I’m often skeptical about the effectiveness of similar treatments, my skin certainly had a fresh glow – and it was noticeable for days afterwards.
The Spa at The Third Space offers a range of other facials as well as treatments that include massages, pedicures and manicures all in the calm of beautiful facilities with expert practitioners, and an impressive range of Murad skin care products to accompany.
After just a couple of hours at The Third Space, I can see why anyone would become a regular here. I left feeling fitter, happier and more relaxed – only to surface into the grey and rain of a summer’s day in Marylebone…
The Third Space
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