London is home to a number of slick, exclusive, luxury gyms. Whether you’re looking for a gym that features a luxurious pool and spa, an altitude chamber, or a restaurant and lounge bar, there are luxury gyms in London that can cater to your needs. Here’s a look at four of the best luxury gyms London has to offer.
Virgin Active Classic 200 Aldersgate
The Virgin Active ‘Classic’ brand is Virgin Active’s line of premium gyms. All of the Classic gyms are excellent gyms. However, there’s one Virgin Active Classic gym that really stands out – 200 Aldersgate. Built in 2012 at a cost of £8 million, this club is Virgin Active’s marquee gym.
Based in the City, near St Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate is a gym that offers the latest technology in a spacious, luxurious setting. There are large, well-equipped areas for both weights and cardio, as well as multiple rooms for gym classes. One key feature of the gym is the pool and spa area, which, complete with sauna and steam room, more resembles a luxury spa than a city gym. The changing rooms are spacious and clean, and the gym also offers a large lounge section, with free tea and coffee. This gym really is the complete package.
Founded in New York in the early nineties, Equinox came to London in 2012. Based near Kensington High Street Station, and set in a high-ceiling art deco building, Equinox is a seriously impressive luxury gym.
The gym floor here is open-plan and very spacious, while the gym also features separate studios for boxing, yoga, pilates and cycling. Take one of Equinox’s state of the art group classes, and then relax in the luxurious spa or grab a drink in the lounge afterwards. You won’t be disappointed.
Third Space offers four luxury gyms across the Capital, in Soho, Canary Wharf, Marylebone, and Tower Bridge. The original Third Space gym, in Soho, has some seriously impressive features.
From the suspended glass floor training area to the hypoxic (altitude) chamber designed to take your training and results to the next level, this gym redefines the luxury gym. The gym floor has a wide range of best-in-class equipment, and there’s also unique features such as a competition size boxing ring and a 75sqm climbing wall.
There’s even a member’s concierge service to make your training as personal, effective and enjoyable as possible. This gym is very slick.
For those looking for the ultimate luxury gym, and are not put off by a high price tag, check out KX, based in South Kensington. Featuring a martial arts focused studio, plunge pools to aid recovery, a restaurant and even a nail salon, it’s no surprise that KX boasts a celebrity clientele. With a membership fee of over £500 per month, this is a seriously luxurious gym.