New York Subway Is Transformed Into A Spa

07/08/2014 17:12 | Updated 20 May 2015

As anyone who has travelled on London's underground during the summer knows too well, it's hot down there.

However, Tube users can take comfort in this news - it's 95 degrees Fahrenheit on the subway in New York - that's 35 degrees Celsius and positively sauna-like.


In fact a few passengers have given up on using the trains and have turned a subway station into a spa instead.

Metro reports that this unlikely but brilliant idea comes from Improv Everywhere, a New York-based group of pranksters who have set up shop on one of the platforms this week to offer complimentary services to passers by.

These included steam room facilities (thanks to a very dedicated team of 'staff' spritzing water) hot stone massages and our personal favourite, relaxing sauna benches complete with towels and flip-flops.

Don't believe us? Watch this video to see how the subway spa went down across the pond. If only Improv Everywhere could open their second branch in London...

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