Want to know the best and most luxurious gyms in London? This article will share the places to work out in style in the city!
I wanted to create an article which shares a selection of the most exclusive gyms in London, with a variety of workout options, and their fees.
This gym started in New York City in the 90’s and opened it’s first London location in 2012 near Kensington high Street. With membership rates of over £200 per month, you get the ultimate in high end benefits including full access to all group classes, boxing gym, spin studio, pilates studio, sauna, spa, and members lounge. Of course, you’ll have access to their world class personal trainers and the ultimate in spa treatments – there are chilled eucalyptus infused towels, Kiehl’s hair and body products, dedicated lockers, and a laundry valet service.
If you have children, you can leave them at the Kids Club for up to 2 hours of childcare. You will also have access to exclusive events such as private cooking classes or even sold out exhibits and events in London and around the world.
Locations now include: Kensington, St James’, and Bishopsgate in the City.
Cost: £200+ per month
Includes: Gym, Boxing Gym, Members Loung, Kids Club, Exclusive Events, Classes, and spa
KX Gym in Chelsea
Though spelled KX, it’s actually pronounced “kicks”, this multistory fitness centre has a gym, fitness studios, and spa along with club room, juice bar, and restaurant. At £575 per month, plus a £2,000 joining fee, you can be sure you will be among some of the exclusive and private members in London.
Cost: £575 per month PLUS £2,000 joining fee
Includes: Gym, Studios, Club room, and Spa, plus Juice Bar and Restaurant
If you can’t afford the hefty fees, the team behind KX have also created a pay as you go concept called “KXU” on Pavillion road in Chelsea, which offers classes including spin, barre, boxing, circuit training, and hot yoga.
South Kensington Club on Harrington road
Next up is this private members club in a stunning Georgian townhouse. It offers an unpretentious club dedicated to wellness which exudes a homey feel with wooden floors, fireplaces, and stained-glass windows. The masterpiece feature is the lavish bathhouse with mosaic tiles and Turkish hammans, as well as London’s only saltwater Watsu pool.
Services include barre, spin, yoga, dance, and pilates, as well as private training sessions. There is also a club restaurant which seats up to 80, service delicious Mediterranean cuisine, focused on a healthy lifestyle.
Social membership: £1,600 annual upfront or £150 monthly
Includes: Lounge access, restaurant & bar access, private dining & meeting rooms, terrace, personal training, and spa treatments. Additional day pass at £25 allowing access to communal bathhouse, Russian Banya Turkish Hammam, gym, and tea library.
Full club & wellness membership: £3,200 annual upfront or £295 monthly
Includes: Lounge access, restaurant & bar, gym, personal training, bathhouse, spa treatments, Russian Banya Turkish Hammam, fitness studios & unlimited classes, tea library & terrace, as well as access to Member events.
(there are also joint memberships and an overseas membership which permits access for up to 60 visits).
With members reportedly including Price Harry, and David Beckham, you may be working out with some of the world’s most famous people if your club is Third Space. As one of London’s most prestigious high end clubs, depending on location, the gyms include climbing wall, cycling studio, and swimming pools. There are also volleyball courts, table tennis, and basketball courts.
Locations include: Soho, Canary Wharf, Marylebone, Tower Bridge, The City, and Islington.
Costs: £125+ per month
Lansborough Club and Spa
The Lansborough hotel is one of London’s most classic hotels and was actually rated Number 1 Hotel in London in the Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019, so it’s no wonder that The Lansborough Club & Spa was crowned England’s Best Hotel Spa 2019 at the World Spa Awards. Located in between Knightsbridge and Mayfair, it is one of London’s most exclusive fitness and health clubs.
Created in partnership with Bodyism the club offers members and hotel guests an holistic approach to wellbeing including mindfulness, fitness, and beauty.
At over 18,000 square feet of space, you will have everything you need from a hydrotherapy pool, spa, thermal treatment rooms, and even a Daniel Gavin hair salon.
The spa lounge and restaurant offer an all day healthy menu, prepared by the hotel’s Michelin starred chefs.
Costs: £6000 per annum (or day passes for £150 per day)
Bonus tip: Try before you commit
If you are in the market for finding the perfect luxury health club to cater for your every need, make sure to ask for day passes to experience as much of the offerings before you commit. You can find several gyms and health clubs offer day passes or even 7 day passes for you to try out the facilities and the classes before you join, so you can make sure you truly will enjoy and utilise the membership.
I hope this has helped you to see some of the luxury gyms that London has to offer, and do let me know where you recommend going for the perfect health club for your needs!