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The Best Gyms in London

London is home to all kinds of gyms. Whether you're a fitness fanatic or just starting out, there are loads of places that can help you to reach your fitness goals. From luxury gyms with celebrity members to budget-friendly options, bodybuilder coaches and women's only spaces - here are the best gyms London has to offer.

Cheap London Gyms

There are loads of cheap gym memberships to make use of around the city. Some gyms offer discounts in the new year to attract new members. It’s worth keeping an eye out for these, as well as fitness classes non members can attend - helping you keep fit without committing to a full time membership


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The easyGym in Camberwell is a great place to break a sweat - bringing you premium gym facilities without the price tag. The gym is fully equipped with cardio and weight machines, squat racks, free weights, boxing bags and there’s even a sled track. The gym offers a range of different classes throughout the week, including HIIT, Legs Bums and Tums and Weightlifting. If you want to test the gym out before joining, you can buy a day pass for £9.99, or a seven-day pass for £14.99.


How much? Off-Peak membership (9 pm - 5 am access): £14.99 per month with a £20 joining fee, Standard membership (24/7 access and free classes): £29.99 per month with a £10 joining fee.

Cancellation policy: Cancel membership any time, with a freeze option available.*

Where? 60A Denmark Hill, Camberwell, SE5 8RZ


*Pausing/freezing a membership means your membership is put on hold until an agreed upon date. Expected payments and other details during this pause/freeze period will depend on the gym and their offering. 


The Gym Group

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The Gym Group

The Gym Group is another top cheap gym in London to consider. As self-proclaimed 'the lowest cost nationwide 24/7 gym', it’s a hugely popular gym franchise across the Capital. Find The Gym Group at various locations including Waterloo, Charing Cross, Vauxhall and more. All of the gyms offer great facilities. Its Waterloo space, for example, includes a mix of cardio machines, a weights area and classes. These classes range from yoga and pilates to deadlift workshops and HIIT sessions, meaning there's something for every type of workout.


How much? Do It membership (24/7 access and free classes): from £16.99, Live It membership (24/7 access for up to 5 gyms, free classes, free fitness app and more): from £21.98. Please note that the prices for memberships and day passes can vary depending on the location of the gym.

Cancellation policy: Cancel monthly memberships at any time, with freeze options available.

Where? Gyms across London. Find your nearest one.


Luxury Gyms in London

Some gyms really go all out to create an amazing environment. With spa-like amenities, unique fitness experiences, and even the occasional celebrity spotting - you'll never want to leave London's luxury gyms.

BXR: A Gym With a View

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BXR: A Gym With a View

BXR is one of the best boxing gyms London offers. Backed by Anthony Joshua with reported visits from celebrities like Ellie Goulding, its spaces showcase classy design. What’s more, City Gym is on the 25th floor of 22 Bishopsgate, and offers breathtaking views of the Capital. Inside, you'll find elite-standard equipment, cardio machines, free weights, power racks, and, of course, punch bags. There's also a transparent climbing wall with a backdrop of the cityscape and MSc personal trainers to hand.


How much? Varying levels of membership. Make an inquiry to find out more.

Cancellation policy: Depends on the membership. Make an inquiry to find out more.

Where? Multiple locations, the City Gym is at 22 Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2N 4BQ


Third Space

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Third Space

Those wanting a truly extraordinary experience, look no further than Third Space, whose reported members have included Prince Harry and Guy Ritchie. As one of the top luxury gyms in London, Third Space offers exceptional fitness facilities - each location with its own distinct architecture and interior design. All eight spaces (with a ninth coming to Wimbledon soon) provide top quality gym equipment. Some also have swimming pools, saunas, a spa and steam rooms. Alongside its state-of-the-art facilities, Third Space also hosts a load of great classes, with personal training, and physiotherapy services available.


How much? Rates vary depending on the club. Read membership details for specific clubs.

Cancellation policy: Get in touch to find out more.

Where? Multiple locations. View Third Space clubs.

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Best Gyms in London With a Swimming Pool

If you prefer your cardio in a pool, there are plenty of gyms in London that can make it happen. Read on for our take on the best gyms in London with swimming pools.




Charing Cross Sports Club

Charing Cross Sports Club

Charing Cross Sports Club

Charing Cross Sports Club is a top gym in London with swimming pool facilities. It offers a huge range of amenities, including the 25x10 metre pool, three gym suites, two badminton courts, four squash courts, a sports hall and an exercise studio. On top of all that, there's also a range of classes to explore. Power your way through pilates, relax with some yoga or develop your martial art skills. There are also swimming coaches available to teach various ages, as well as the Sub Aqua diving school, where you can work towards diving qualifications.


How much? Inclusive membership (access to club facilities, excluding PT and coaching): £59 per month, Off-Peak (access to club facilities between 6:45 am - 5 pm on weekdays, all day access on weekends): £38 per month.

Cancellation policy: Minimum inclusive membership term is six months. See FAQs for further details about how to freeze membership.

Where? Aspenlea Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8LH


Golden Lane Sport & Fitness

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Golden Lane Sport & Fitness

Located close to the Barbican, Golden Lane Sport & Fitness has excellent fitness facilities - including a gym and a swimming pool. Its four-lane pool is great for a quiet swim, with family swims and aqua aerobics also available at certain times. There's also a fantastic gym with free weights, cardio and resistance machines all available, as well as a studio for classes. Classes include group cycles, boxing workouts and Yoga.


How much? Core monthly membership (access to the gym, swimming pool, and no joining fee): £38 per month, Essential option (access to the gym, swimming pool, no joining fee, three fitness classes per week): £45 per month.

Cancellation policy: Cancel membership at any time, with a freeze option available (freeze option not available for courses - e.g., swim school).

Where? Fann Street, London, EC1Y 0SH



Man lifting weights in a gym


Muscleworks is without a doubt one of the best bodybuilding gyms in London. The gym's founder is retired bodybuilder Savvas Kyriacou. Kyriacou has helped thousands of athletes work towards their fitness goals, including Ronnie Coleman - who won Mr Olympia 8 consecutive years in a row. Its gyms offer dumbbells going up to 180lb, personal training, and a nutrition store. The Stoke Newton location also offers a boxing ring. Those looking to try out before committing to the full membership can buy a session for a small fee. These sessions cost £6.50 at Bethnal Green gym and £5 at the Stoke Newton location.


How much? Rolling contract (Bethnal Green branch only, £10 admin fee): £29 per month. Find the full list of membership options for Bethnal Green and Stoke Newington gyms.

Cancellation policy: One month's notice required.

Where? Bethnal Green Gym: 114 Vallance Road, Bethnal Green, London, E1 5BL, Stoke Newington Gym: 1 Tyssen Road, London, N16 7NA

Unique Gyms in London

If you're looking for something a bit different, London's the place to find it. From MMA clubs to bodybuilder havens, discover the more unique gyms on offer.


Diesel Gym London

Diesel Gym London

Diesel Gym London

Diesel Gym is one of the best MMA gyms London has to offer. Choose from a wide selection of disciplines, including MMA, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There are also classes in Strength and Conditioning available, as well as personal training options. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a total beginner, there's something for everyone. After you sign up, there's also a cooling off period, which allows you to cancel your membership within the first two weeks of it.


How much? Monthly membership (unlimited access to training, 3 month minimum contract length): £95 per month, Under 16's (cancel anytime): £55 per month.

Cancellation policy: It’s possible to cancel a monthly membership after a minimum 3 month period - so long as you give 30 days notice.

Where? 1012 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QT



Woman stretching in a gym


StrongHer is a women only gym, supporting its members to achieve their fitness goals, whatever they may be. The main studio has a huge variety of equipment, with dumbbells, kettlebells, four squat racks, cardio machines, boxing bags and much, much more. StrongHer runs a range of classes, lasting from 45 - 60 minutes and focusing on everything from strength training to full-body HIIT workouts.


How much? Rolling membership (cancel anytime, access to classes and gym): £124 per month. Gym-only (from £35 per month) and class-only (from £16) options are available. Check the full list of memberships for more details.

Cancellation policy: Cancel rolling memberships anytime.

Where? 19a Cudworth St, Bethnal Green, London, E1 5QU


Women doing ballet lessons in a studio


Award-winning fitness studio BLOK is a unique exercise space. The studio encourages a balanced, sustainable way to work out, with classes available in-studio and online. Discover a huge range of class types, from boxing to dancing, pilates, barre, callisthenics and more - all led by top instructors. BLOK’s spaces are distinct and beautifully designed. For example, their Clapton studio features exposed brick walls and sleek modern finishes, while the Shoreditch venue is industrial, poured concrete.


How much? Prices vary depending on location. Clapton membership packs start at 5 classes for £70 per month.

Cancellation policy: Cancel flexible memberships anytime after one month.  

Where? Clapton: The Tram Depot, 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, London, E5 8BQ, Shoreditch: Principal Place, 2 Hearn St, London, EC2A 3BR


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