Cowshed

Cowshed, London: Hours, Address, Cowshed Reviews: 3.5/5

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Chalk Farm • 3 min walk
  • Kentish Town West • 10 min walk
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3.5
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Priya
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Solo
I went for a full body maternity care massage. While the exfoliation was good, the massage was mediocre. While the therapist tried her best to make me comfortable, the set up of how they do their back massage on a chair wasnt helping. Instead of relaxing, I was more tensed. I went in with zero pain but during massage the back pain just excaberated. I had to stop the therapist a few times and she did give me hot towel presses to stop the pain. The ambience was ok, but the music was far from relaxing. The bed wasnt warm either. What really bothered me was very recently I had a facial elsewhere (not cowshed) and they did a free back massage which was so effective in pain relief and where it was a complete bliss for my pregnant back. This was not even a pregnancy massage yet it worked well for me because of the different set up of how they did back massage. So when I pay for a really expensive specialist maternity massage, I expect it to deliver something. All I got was pain. Instead of relaxing, I was just wishing for it to end. Sadly a waste of money and nothing to show for it. I am just glad the pain ended when I left the place.
Written August 10, 2022
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PrimroseLady
London, UK59 contributions
Solo
First the good points: they did well with this space -the interior is cool and the 'cowshed flair' works well. I didn't know they had a cafe in there too. It looks nice, cosy and inviting (if you don't come with a wheel chair or pram). Apparently you get a free tee or coffe and can enjoy the cafe before/after your treatment(s) but unfortunately the busy girls at reception failed to inform me about that ( I wasn't even offered a glass of water befor my facial and massage which quite frankly opposes the concept of any cleansing treatment which both facial and massage essentially are)
But this was quite sad really as this visit was a special treat for me as a young mum as my fiancée surprised me with booking it and offering to babysit. I would have loved to enjoy a cappuccino afterwards but had to rush off afterwards.
Now to the treatments: I was impressed by the facial, the therapist really knew what she was doing and gave me well aprecciated recommendations. The massage following however was of very poor quality and just consisted of a few strokes with aroma oils ( I studied physiotherapy and am a trained masseuse so I know what I'm talking about). Quite a rip off at these prices!
The manicure and pedicure area looked relaxing and fun for a nice girly afternoon maybe and I would come back there and for a facial but do not waste your money and time on having a massage there!! I also think the staff in general could cheer up and come back down to earth because they all seem a bit arrogant and snobbish with their heads hogh in the skies which does not fit into Primrose Hill at all.
Written February 16, 2014
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Laura B
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I went to Cowshed in Carnaby Street for the first time today, and truthfully was a bit disappointed. The staff behind the bar were friendly and I did have a nice welcome. The facial however took place in the main area where there is a shop, the cafe and where manicures and pedicures happen. I was on a chair just in front of the toliet and beside someone having a pedicure, so I could hear buzzing and the noise of people come in the shop. I felt awkward and it wasn't very relaxing. I also should have been there for an hour, but was only there 45mins. There was nothing wrong with the treatment, but for the price (£71) I think the environment could have been better and I should have had my full time.

Written October 29, 2019
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J&M
London, UK1 contribution
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I’m somebody who, despite reading bad reviews, will still visit an establishment in order to form an opinion for myself, which is what I did with Cowshed in Shoreditch House. I received a voucher for my birthday and decided to redeem it against the ‘ultimate Cowshed manicure.’ At a pricey £50 I was expecting at least shellac or gel but nope - just regular old polish with a very mediocre hand massage thrown in. The service was very average at best and by the time I had arrived home my nails were already chipped. I called Cowshed and they kindly offered a polish change free of charge the following day, fine, but I wouldn’t expect this to happen regardless. Especially not for the hefty sum of £50. I could have done the same service on myself at home, free of charge! The decor in the spa desperately needed some TLC, it was quite run down in my opinion and again detracted from the ‘up market spa experience.’ It’s anything but! I was also extremely puzzled that they refused me any refreshment due to ‘Covid regulations.’ Not even a glass of water! Use gloves when making the drinks or buy some take away cups at least. Many easy ways around it. It just comes across as lazy unfortunately. Sorry Cowshed but I won’t be returning!
Written August 1, 2020
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CheekyLondon
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,772 contributions
I had a great signature facial here on Friday. The therapist was professional and efficient. There are social distancing measures in place and no teas and coffees and waiting around. This place is always scrupulously clean so there is no issue here. Although this is more expensive that a facial elsewhere, you get a full hour (and a bit extra) and it's very thorough and relaxing. I particularly like the extraction process and my face felt fresh and clean once finished. Highly recommended
Written September 6, 2020
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Melandi K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
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I’m so disappointed with the service I’ve received at Cowshed Shoreditch. I’ve made this appointment 6 weeks ago as it suit me on Saturdays at a specific time.
They have cancelled my appointment the day of and now they can only help me in 3 months time. I find it a bit ridiculous that they can’t move other appointments to accommodate me. Don’t recommend going here
Written February 15, 2020
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Penny-Jane T
London, UK158 contributions
I booked a Cowshed signature facial with a gift voucher I received.
After a botched dermaplaning facial I had 8 weeks previous I was really nervous about how my skin would be after this facial as I had developed really troubled skin. Gabriella was a real life angel, she confirmed my worst nightmare, that I had developed acne following dermaplaning and a bad period of stress.
The facial that followed was unreal, so relaxing (minus the extraction) however this was essential for me.
Gabriella gave me the best advice as I was freaking out because I'm getting married in just over 3 months, I will be visiting Gabriella weekly until my wedding to get the best skin possible.
I couldn't recommend this woman enough, although I'm going through a really rough patch at the moment she really reassured me and I have 100% trust in her.
Yes it is pricey, but totally worth it
Written February 10, 2020
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anya77
Singapore, Singapore212 contributions
Love their products and buy them from their spas whenever I am in the UK. With COVID I haven't been able to travel and therefore replenish stock. I ordered a number of items 5 weeks ago. Never recived them. Sent multiple mails - no replies. I phoned them twice from Singapore - both times they said the matter was taken care of and I would receive them soon. Nothing got sent. Suggest you avoid them at this time. It would seem that they haven't got enough staffing at this time to cope. Extremely frustrating.
Written July 22, 2020
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Primummy
London, UK23 contributions
Solo
This spa/ salon has recently opened where 2 well liked primrose hill businesses (including a salon used to be) despite local protests at yet another chain on our high street a friend's recommendation of their notting hill branch and my sister's rapidly approaching birthday made me over come my fears. The cafe inside seemed busy and small for the numbers of people trying to eat ini it, but the food did look good.
Sadly this initial ok impression was completely taken away by one of the rudest staff I've ever had the bad luck to meet. I wanted to get a gift card for a pedicure go my sister, which would seem simple enough but the lady assistant was horrified I didn't know which of the 3 pedicure variations they offered my sister might want. I ended up young for the cow shed which seemed luxurious at an hour but not silly with the moisture wrap and 15 minutes extra of the next pedi up ( my patience for having my feet beautified is only so long and an hour's my limit). I then asked to book a waxing for my soft but this was too much we had to complete the pedicure order first. I handed over my card to pay and the assistant said it was declined. We tried it again and I held onto the machine which said no dial tone. She ran it a third time in front of her manager who then ran it on a different till and it went through, the supervisor apologised and said they were having IT problems.
I explained that perhaps next time they are having IT problems perhaps not announcing a customer's card has been declined ( when it hadn't their phone line was down) to the assembled customers would be appreciated.
The original assistant simply replied it was declined and offered to write my appointment times down. I told her not to bother as I was unlikely to return and I would leave it to my sister to make her own decision ,as I suspected by the long blurb I was given before buying the gift card- (valid for one year , can only be done for a monetary value , not a specific treatment and they keep no record of it so if you loose it tough! ) they wouldn't be refunding me my money.
Having spoken to other locals I gather the varnish lasts well, but the treatments are nothing special for the prices they charge and frankly if you have to go through customer service like that for a £48 pedicure I would definitely say it's poor value for money.
The assistant manager did call to apologise after I left , but it all seemed too little too late. I suspect won't be wasting my time there again
Written February 13, 2014
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Begemotiiik
London36 contributions
Solo
WARNING!!!!Manicure kit tools are not sterilised or disinfected!!!!! For the prices cowshed is charging it is absolutely ridiculous!!!!! Clearly after my manicure, mani lady put all the equipment back into the glass they have in a wooden little basket without even spraying it or disinfecting ( as it should be done). Before I left I saw another client taking my seat, and mani lady using the same mani kit on her !!!!! Shame on you Cowshed!!!!! ( nothing was disinfected neither mani scissors, cuticles pusher or any other equipment). Be aware, and the they offer this treatments for PREGNANT LADIES!!!! Shame on you Cowshed!
Written January 29, 2019
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Cowshed is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


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