London based, need to work out, want to chill out too? That’s where spa gyms in London come in.
These glorious venues offer the machinery of exercise, the delights of a swimming pool and the comforts of a spa. Tailor-made for busy city lives, a spa gym is a one-stop shop for fitness and wellbeing. Emerge fitter and relaxed with minimal travel!
Wherever work or city life takes you, there will be a spa gym within easy reach. From ultra-central to suburban park retreat, here are some of the best spa gyms in London.
Hussle in style at the iconic Landmark Hotel in Marylebone. The building dates from 1899, but there’s nothing old-school about the wellness and fitness facilities.
The Spa at the Landmark London features a selection of cardio and resistance machines, plus free weights. The 15 metre pool is chlorine free – no red eyes or smelly hair after your swim here.
Children are allowed at certain times so the whole family can enjoy the experience.
Over in Shoreditch, the Otium Health Club at the Thistle Hotel is an oasis a few minutes from Old Street tube. The opulent-looking pool has morning lane swim sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while the gym opens at 6:30 am during the week for that pre-work workout.
The spa facilities include Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Pricing is excellent, especially given the location and the amount of fitness equipment available. They open early and close late so there is plenty of time to Hussle.
Nearby, the Beauty and Melody Spa Shoreditch lets you leave the urban madness behind for a while. Hussle during the day for an adults-only escape within the M by Montcalm hotel.
This is a premium venue and it shows in the quality of the equipment. The gym has plenty of cardio and resistance machines, plus free weights. There’s complimentary wifi throughout so you won’t lose touch with your day. But if you want to do just that, settle into their luxurious gold-leaf plated spa.
There’s a pool, sauna and steam room, plus a menu of treatments (extra cost) to leave you on top of the world.
The Aquilla Health and Fitness club makes swimming a delight, whatever your style. At 15 metres long, their beautiful Roman-style pool is unusually spacious, and also has separate relaxing areas. That means everyone can enjoy a swim with no muttering!
The adjacent spa area and sauna also add to the calm. The pool is heated to 32 centigrade, for a no-wince slide in. In the gym section, the fitness machinery at Aquilla is state of the art. As well as all the cardio and resistance kit you would expect, there’s even a TRX suspension system. There are free weights to lift and stretch, and a fitness studio for classes or solo workouts.
The gym is just opposite the Victoria and Albert museum, next to the Rembrandt hotel. South Kensington tube is five minutes away.
Location, location, location. Who wants to spend ages getting to the gym? If travel time is an issue, try the easy-to-get-to Imagine Health Club and Spa, tucked into the Holiday Inn Kensington.
The friendly team will help you work out in their lively gym or chill out in or beside the pool. The gym is fully air-conditioned for those muggy London days, and lively background music will make your workout fly by.
Transport is very easy. The venue is two minutes from High St Ken tube, many bus routes pass the door and there is even a cycle docking station on the street. Hussle at lunchtime or pop in after work for a quieter experience.
Good spa gyms aren’t just reserved for those in the centre of London. Roko Health Club Chiswick is spacious everywhere from the gym to the free (wow!) car park.
All the cardio kit has entertainment built in, so your workout will never feel dull. Rack up the lengths in the 20 metre pool, or ease the muscles in the spa with its steam room and sauna. Roko also offers a huge range of classes, a boxing ring, free weights and even a stretching area.
Whatever your style of Hussle, you can do it here with room to spare. And time to spare, as they are open until 10pm on weekdays.
Another venue for early birds or late owls is Ozone Health and Fitness at Kings Cross. They are also open 6:30am to 10pm on weekdays. That means no rush after work.
Securely tucked under the Holiday Inn Kings Cross, Ozone is well-established and wheelchair friendly with accessible changing rooms.
There is kit for all kinds of workouts and space to spread out. Everyone comments on the cleanliness and smart feel of this venue, which gives a premium workout at a non-premium price. Their long hours let fitness fit into your schedule with time to spare.
Tower Bridge workers and locals are warmly welcomed at the Circle Gym and Spa. This venue is privately run which gives a personal touch, they will soon get to know you.
Changing rooms are newly refurbished, and your Hussle pass also lets you into a huge range of fitness classes. (Worth booking as space is limited). The pool is 17 metres long with a nearby hot tub, steam room and sauna.
Reward yourself after your workout with a coffee in the lounge area. Access is simple with a choice of tube and over ground stations, and even free parking if you Hussle. Plus they are outside the congestion charge zone, so no hidden extras.
Hussle from Monday to Thursday at the Kallima Club and Spa in Syon Park, among the green spaces of Richmond.
The club is part of the Hilton Syon Park hotel, and has all the style you would expect from that name. The gym is packed with a wide variety of equipment for both cardio and resistance. After your workout, relax in the Jacuzzi or steam room. Stretch out in the beautifully lit swimming pool and then dry off on the loungers.
This is generally a quiet venue during the day so make yourself at home.
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some of these are definitely in the premium price bracket - but I'm pleasantly surprised to find out that not all of them are! I think I can afford some pampering.
I've always thought spa gyms ere very posh and expensive and only for a luxurious treat to give to someone else. Would be nice to use a pass to try one for my myself and a friend actually, ,