Comfort Hotel Harrow
Northwick Park Road
London, EN HA1 2NT
Phone: (44) 20 84272899
Fax: (44) 20 88632314
Beauty & Spas
The Spa at the Beaufort Park is a fitness center with the latest gym equipments, an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and Scandinavian inspired sauna. You can also avail of some spa treatments in such as a relaxing massage here. Though it called The Spa, it is not a day spa and features a rock climbing zone as well. This upscale gym is a great place to work out and also offers personal trainers if you need one.
Whether you want a full-blown haircut or a fashionable bob, this is the place to come. Afro Euro Hair & Beauty does exactly what it says on the tin: offering expert hair and beauty products and cuts to all kinds of customers. Popular high street brands as well as specialist products by Aveda and Black Radiance are sold and the staff are always on hand to make sure you get the lotion or potion to suit your needs.
Blondes & Browns is a salon that offers all types of hair and beauty treatment services. The salon is located in Ealing and uses quality Matrix products for all its services. The staff is cool and friendly. The salon doubles as a supplier of beauty products and arranges session of spray tanning and massages from Tuesday to Saturday.
A charitable venture, The Special Yoga Centre focuses on providing yoga therapy to children with special needs, but is also open to other members of the community. There are many yoga classes and workshops meant for people across age groups. Prices vary according to the package you select; a five class pack for adults costs GBP50, while kids' drop-in classes cost GBP5. There is also a community class for just GBP6.
New York Pilates was the first studio in London to teach Classical Pilates, as created by Joseph Pilate. There are many classes, including pre-and-post natal, as well as Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis. Workshops, where you can learn from pilates masters, are also organized.
Yoga is a practice that enables individuals to attain holistic well-being; it goes beyond being a mere exercise routine. This is the philosophy upheld by founders of Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David Life. Jivamukti has been derived from two Sanskrit words, connoting free spirit. This London yoga center was established by Manizeh Rimer, an professional yoga practitioner in 2005. At Jivamukti Yoga London learners don't just follow routines, but classes also incorporate chanting and meditation, along with inculcating values like being compassionate, vegetarianism and consciousness of the world.
Rock Men's Salon has made its reputation on the basis of providing men with great cutting and coloring services at reasonable rates. At this salon, located next to The Gallery Pub, men can look forward to good cuts starting from GBP22. Between Tuesday and Friday, there is a ten percent discount on cutting services prior to 3.30p.
Situated under the rather grim Westway flyover, this multi-sport center has much to offer. It features indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a climbing complex (one of the largest in the UK), six all-weather pitches, basketball and netball courts, a floodlit riding arena, a weights room, and social facilities. The beauty of the Westway Sports Centre is that you don't have to be a member to use its facilities. It's very popular with the rising tennis stars of the area, so if your game is rusty, you might be put to shame by your neighbor's swish strokes. Brush up on your forehands, backhands and serves with one of the center's highly competent and friendly coaches. Individual and group coaching are available. Call for pricing details, and check website for updates on activities at the center.
This center specializes in treatments that follow the ancient Hindu medical tradition of Ayurveda (the science of life), which sanctions natural preventive cures for the mind and body. The Panchakarma treatment has got to be the ultimate detox and destressing treatment. It consists of a full body massage, herbal steam, herbal enemas and other treatments prescribed in your pre-session consultation. If this does not cleanse your body and relax your mind, nothing else will. If you're not ready for a complete detox, then perhaps the relaxing 'One Day Wonder' treatment will suit you better. The treatment, which involves a massage by two therapists and a forehead oil bath, lasts for about two hours. The center also sells Ayurvedic products and conducts Transcendental Meditation courses.
An Aveda Concept salon and spa, Gary Ingham Lifestyle offers a range of hair and spa services that leave you looking and feeling refreshed. The salon offers haircut and styling services for men, women and children, as also special services like Glossing Treatment and Botanical Hair & Scalp Treatment. At the spa, you can treat yourself to body wraps, back treatment, facials, massages and more. You can book one of their Day Retreats, which combine many of their best treatments into one package.
The Portobello Green Fitness Club does not suffer from the impersonal coldness of the chain gyms, and a legion of regulars have been coming here for years. With a good range of cardio machines and a free weights room, the gym gets rather packed in the evenings but after the post-work rush, things slow down and weekends are quieter. Their wide range of classes include yoga, line dancing and classes for old as well as young members. Other features include a steam room, sauna, squash courts and treatment rooms.
This is a brand new addition to the Virgin Active Health Club Chain and is housed over four floors of a beautiful listed 1930s building, which was formerly a school. Features include the standard Virgin Active bunch: a large gym with a women-only area, two dance studios, swimming pool and jacuzzi, plus numerous member benefits such as a hairdresser, club bar and car park. You can choose from seventy weekly classes in disciplines varying from the energetic (studio cycling) to the holistic (Pilates, tai chi and yoga). Childcare facilities are also available. Pricing: Membership prices on application.