Written by Claire: Situated on the fashionable Osborne Road in Jesmond, Newcastle, Serenity in the City is a chic urban day spa, ideal for popping in for treatments in your lunch hour or after work.
Inside, the style is dramatic – an Aladdin’s cave of striking black and red Asian-inspired decor. In fact, the black walls, mood lighting and brilliant touches of red in fabrics and furnishing make the place feel luxuriously lavish, a sharp contrast to the white, clinical ambience of some treatment rooms. It’s all achieved with a designer’s eye.
Relax in the Buddha lounge with a fruit platter and ice-cool lemon water before heading to one of seven indiviually designed treatment rooms: one for men, two for couples (both with walk-in showers) and one even has a decadent water bed.
The unmistakeable professionalism of the Serenity experience (there also a sister spa in Edinburgh), is evident throughout. Choose from an extensive range of therapies, some short-and-sweet maintenance essentials, such as manicures, pedicures, tinting and tanning, while others aim for more leisurely indulgence, including GHD hair treatments, Elemis facials and a long list of massage miracles. For absolute bliss, book a romantic weekend away to Newcastle with your man and then a couples treatment here – by the time you step back onto the streets of the city, you’ll both be walking on air!
48 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2AL
0191 281 9222