urbanbeach offers the latest in tanning technology. The Ergoline Sun Angel is the ultimate in intelligent tanning. The laydown unit measure your skins current UV light sensitivity by using a sensor which creates an individual and personalized tanning session. 

Ergoline Sun Angel

It takes just seconds to measure your skin’s current UV light sensitivity with the intelligent SUN ANGEL sensor.  This process reduces the possibility of sunburn.

A personalized tanning session can be calculated using the measurement data from the SUN ANGEL giving you an appropriate dose of UV light

The SUN ANGEL emits an individual and personalized UV spectrum, which intelligently blends UV-A and UV-B making better use of those UV light frequencies that give a rich tan.  The SUN ANGEL is never more powerful than natural sunlight.




Technology – advantages

  • Variable UV spectrum and the SUN ANGEL sensor that virtually eliminates the possibility of over exposure, yet giving fantastic tanning results
  • Fifty-two UV lamps and four Ultra Performance facial tanners with specialized UV-B lamps
  • High-pressure shoulder tanners with Ultra Performance technology

Luxury – advantages

  • Temptronic climate control maintains the preferred temperature throughout the tanning session
  • Incorporates Aqua Mist and Aroma for a refreshing relaxation
  • A Multi Relax acrylic base with armrests and variable footrests
  • 3D-sound system with MP3 player dock-in and SD card slot for individual music pleasure

Cannon Street branch
020 3207 0088

27 Martin Lane
(off Cannon Street)

Mon-Fri  8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Canary Wharf branch
020 3200 2000

Jubilee Place Mall
Canary Wharf
E14 5NY 

Mon-Fri  8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm


Tanning questions 

Will I go brown?
Skin types 1, very fair, should not go on sunbeds and will not tan. Skin type 2, fair, are high risk and should be cautious. Turning brown is not guaranteed.

When will I go brown?
Usually you should take 3 sessions per week for 3 weeks using the correct accelerator to get a base tan.



What do tanning lotions do?
Tanning lotions speed up the tanning process whilst taking care of the skin.

How many sessions are safe?
A maximum of 2 – 3 moderate sessions per week. 60 sessions per year.

Why am I restricted on the length of my first session?
Urbanbeach restricts the length of your initial sessions to ensure your skin is not over exposed to the UV light which may cause burning.

How long is a tanning course valid for?
Tanning courses are valid 12 months from the date of purchase.
Can I share a tanning course?
No courses are for individual clients. 

What are the age restrictions?
A minimum age restriction of 18 is in place at urbanbeach.  

Benefits of tanning

The skin is the largest multi functional organ of the body and constantly regenerates itself. Every four weeks a new outer skin is developed after the cells have been forced outward and hardened on the surface where eventually they are shed.

The skin has three main layers:
1. Epidermis (Top outer skin)
2. Corium (Leather skin)
3. Subcutis (True skin)

Whether indoors or outdoors, tanning works in the same way by UV light penetrating the skin causing different reactions. UVA rays are known to be the tanning rays and UVB the burning rays. UVB carries more energy than UVA, so exposure to UVB is more likely to cause sunburn.

UV rays are invisible so people outside in the sunlight are often unaware that they are being exposed to high levels of UVB. Warnings of sunburn often come too late. Over exposure and sunburn can lead to skin damage.

The process of indoor tanning is balanced differently, emitting more UVA and much less UVB than the sun. No one controls the sun. 
Whenever the skin is exposed to UVB light, cells in the deeper dermis layer of the skin called melanocytes produce an increased amount of the tanning pigment called melanin. Melanin is then transferred to the epidermis where UVA has the effect of oxidising it and turning the skin brown.

A sunbed is designed to provide a gradual tanning programme without burning and accommodating different skin types.

Positive effects
UV light is vital for the production of Vitamin D. It is now being recognised that there are many health benefits associated with UV tanning.

Vitamin D regulates the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorous. These minerals are vital for growth and the development and hardening of bones and teeth.

Immune System 
Parts of the bone marrow where immune cells are made respond to Vitamin D, which is also thought to play a role in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

By playing a role in the secretion of insulin by the pancreas, Vitamin D helps in the regulation of blood sugar.

Nervous System
Vitamin D ensures the functioning of healthy nerves and muscles by regulating calcium levels in the blood, vital for nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction. UVB radiation is associated with reduced risk of cancer of the breast, colon, ovary and prostate as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma.