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At Blackfish we love the treat of a Spa day and the luxury of a great pool.

Here are our top 7 UK favourites, trying to rank them is a completely impossible task, so here they are in alphabetical order!

Cowley Manor in Oxfordshire

The beauty of an incredible slate lined pool indoors from which you can swim out  to the outdoor pool, the treat being they are both open all year round.  If you can't make a weekend away here then try out on of their Spa Days they are sumptious...

Photo credit Cowley Manor

Fairfield Bannatyne Spa

Our personal favourite as it is the closest to Blackfish HQ!  The basement pool is truly exceptional and a Spa day out for 2 is well under £100, which makes it the romantic gift of choice here!

Photo credit Fairfield Bannatyne Spa

Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf

The swimming pool of the Virgin Active Canary Riverside Health Club can be found next to the Four Seasons hotel.  A beautiful infinity pool with an expansive view over London on one side and landscaped gardens on the other.  It was the setting for the swimmng pool scenes in Skyfall, the Shanghai backdrop was sneakily added digitally afterwards.  An uber sexy, dynamic city pool...

Photo credit Eon Productions - the makers of Skyfall

London Aquatics Centre

Designed by the late Zaha Hadid this is a feat of engineering and an incredible space and you are right it does not have a hotel or a spa but it is amazing and exhilarating to be in!  It's worth booking yourself in for some diving lessons just to say you dived in the same place as Tom Daley!  We love this pool for a family day out, if the kids aren't tired after this you can hire bikes at the Olympic BMX track next door, that is sure to finish them off!

Photo credit London Aquatics Centre

Ockendon Manor in Sussex

Ockendon Manor is a beautiful blend of historic Elizabethan and contemporary cool. Completely stunning!  And there is the brilliance of being able to swim through from an indoor to an outdoor pool. Seriously cool...

Photo credit Ockendon Manor

Rudding Park Spa Harrogate 

An exquisite indoor pool and a bubbling hydrotherapy infinity pool with a panoramic sauna overlooking Rudding Park’s landscaped gardens. The rooftop spa also has a snail shower experience!, we would love to hear from anyone who has experienced that... 

Photo credit Rudding Park Spa

Thermae Bath Spa

Contemporary open air rooftop pool overlooking the historic town of Bath - completely sublime.

Photo credit Thermae Bath Spa

Watergate Bay Hotel

This hotel is on a beautiful stretch of beach and has an incredible 25-metre infinity pool that looks out over the sand and ocean beyond. If you don’t manage to stay here, book a day visit to their pool and spa, it is a super special place for a swim!

Photo credit Watergate Bay Hotel

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