Best Health Clubs in London
Discover London's premier health clubs, where serenity meets vitality. Immerse yourself in a sanctuary of wellbeing, offering more than just fitness – a holistic approach to health. From tranquil spa experiences to rejuvenating therapies, these wellness havens prioritize mental, emotional, and physical balance. Indulge in state-of-the-art facilities, expert guidance, and a serene ambience, redefining your journey to health.
Lucy Gornall / Jan 11 2024
john reed fitness, liverpool street
For something a little more vibey - think DJs and loud music to keep you pumped - head to John Reed Fitness. In fact, music is one of the key pillars at John Reed; they even have their own radio app with various channels filled with tunes so you can find the mix that motivates you most.
The gym space itself has dedicated areas for different types of fitness; functional training, boxing, cardio, free weights, and machine strength training. All members get a free consultation too with one of John Reed’s personal trainers, to really hone in on your goals. Group fitness classes - from cardio to hot yoga - are one-of-a-kind thanks to specially curated playlists.
The design of John Reed is really quite something, too. Murals by international street artists, an LED tunnel and even statues of Greek-like Gods. Its interior design, taken to the next level.
Enjoy the wellness area too complete with Finnish ladies and men sauna. Because downtime is important too!
Prices start from £120 per month, further details available here.
third space, canary wharf
‘Training for Life’ is Third Space’s motto, with a focus on working hard in the gym to help with life outside of the gym.
The luxury Third Space club in Canary Wharf boasts not only an extensive 100,000 square foot training area with a climbing wall, but also a 23-metre pool, steam and sauna. On the gym floor, hit your fitness goals with state-of-the-art equipment including London’s largest multi-functional training space. There’s also a seriously impressive strength training space, with all the racks, plates and platforms you can imagine.
Prefer a class? Expect a timetable filled with more than 200 classes per week held within special class areas including the High Intensity Studio and the Mind & Body studios, for something a little calmer. As well as this, Third Space has a medical centre and also a spa with personalised treatments for ultimate relaxation.
Prices start from £200 per month, more details available here.
movementum at the mandarin oriental, hyde park
The leading experts in fitness, medicine and behaviour changes have come together to create a space that places huge emphasis on movement health and the power of movement.
The Movementum Studio allows guests the chance to try specialised impactful classes; these are 25-minute classes, suitable for all abilities, filled with a series of movements aimed at improving mobility, stability, peak performance and recovery.
You can also book in for Intelligent Movement Day Retreats and Movement Health Body Treatments which are aimed at helping boost mobility and flexibility.
Try the Focus to Move with Movementum which is 1 hour 45 minutes long, and offers an Electric Muscle Stimulation session, a private Movementum class, a spa treatment and lunch at Rosebery, one of the Oriental hotel’s kitsch eateries.
Prices available on request here.
lanesborough spa and club, lanesborough place
If it’s award-winning you’re after, then you’ve got it with the Lanesborough Spa and Club which was awarded 'Best Spa in London' at the Good Spa Awards 2022 and 'Best for Five Star Service' at The Tatler Gym Awards 2023.
This exclusive private members' fitness and health club and spa offers members and hotel guests an impeccable 360-degree approach to wellbeing. Mindfulness, fitness, beauty and wellness are all rolled into one.
The gym is filled with the best equipment, plus members have access to a dedicated team of personal trainers to help you hit any fitness goal you might want to achieve. Sessions include yoga, reformer Pilates, boxing, HIIT, bootcamp, run club and dance. Meanwhile, the spa is filled with high-end beauty brands and treatments such as massages, manis, pedis and facials. You’ll walk out feeling a million dollars.
Prices available on request; various memberships to choose from available here.
lanserhof london at the arts club, mayfair
Promoting health, wellbeing and vitality, this private wellness clinic within The Arts Club, oozes high class.
Lanserhof London invites members to embark on an ‘integrative journey of pioneering holistic concepts, state-of-the-art medicine, and high-tech diagnostics’, all supported by a team of medics, therapists and trainers. Here, you’ll enjoy a personalised, holistic approach, aimed at helping to prevent future ailments and keep your body and mind as fit and healthy as it can be.
Expect an elegant private gym with unlimited studio classes. Plus you can book personal training sessions, relax in the member’s lounge, and enjoy various wellness treatments such as massages, cryotherapy, vitamin infusions and ozone therapies.
What’s more, Lanserhof at The Arts Club has a great team of medical experts and specialists who can advise on further examinations and create the ultimate tailor-made plan with the most efficient training for you, complementary therapies, consultations, assessments and treatments.
Prices available on request. Find the membership that suits you best here.
kxu, sloane square
You might know KXU for its range of classes, but it’s so, so much more. Alongside the impressive line up of HIIT, strength, U-cycle, yoga and barre classes, there’s the KXU Wellness Spa.
Here you can indulge in a massage or facial, plus there’s also a cryotherapy chamber and infrared sauna which have been hailed for their many benefits from boosting the immune system to helping joint health.
There’s also a nutrition bar at KXU where you can build your own salad or pick a post-workout smoothie filled with protein, fruit, nut butters…you name it. The space itself is sleek, cool and modern and the trainers are top class.
Prices start from £110 per month online here.
bodyism, notting hill
If you really want to connect your heart, mind, body and soul, then Bodyism may well be the place.
Guided by four core pillars: mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery, Bodyism helps clients achieve whatever goal they desire. Their diverse range of classes don't just work your body, but they take a holistic approach, and help your mind too. The space itself reflects this thanks to its airy, light and natural feel.
The Bodyism café is renowned in the wellbeing world. Here, you’ll find local, unprocessed, seasonal ingredients all blended together to create delicious snacks and meals to suit all diets; organic, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free.
Enjoy a treatment at Bodyism too. Skincare specialist Tarryn Warren and her team provide an exclusive range of skincare, massage and body treatments and to top it all off, there is also nutritional therapy and osteotherapy to complement all aspects of your lifestyle.
Prices start from £130 per month here.
fairmont, windsor park
Not only does Fairmont have a fantastically-quipped indoor wellness suite and gym, but it also has an impressive outdoor training area too. In fact, summer workouts never looked so good!
Winner of ‘Best Gym Out of Town’ at the Tatler Gym Awards 2023, Fairmont’s indoor area is filled with high spec cardio and strength equipment. Areas are dedicated to different workouts such as HIIT, cardio and weights, plus there’s also a Mind & Body Studio, reformer studio, and group cycling studio.
Head outside and you’ll find the functional training rig which allows for boxing, HIIT and strength workouts. Oh and not forgetting the climbing ropes!
There’s also a 20m sled track alongside tennis courts and padel courts.
Need some R&R? Head to the spa, which offers a huge array of treatments to suit your needs. What’s more, Fairmont offers sports performance coaching and injury rehabilitation as well as a 4D Full Body Scan so you can keep tabs on your fitness progress.
Equinox describes their Kensington club as being somewhat like a luxury fitness playground. And oh, it is! It’s seriously spacious with a beautiful domed skylight over-arching an open-plan strength floor. It’s luxurious, to say the least.
There’s also various studios tailored to your sport, including yoga and boxing.
Equinox’s class timetable is also thriving; from the aptly named Best Butt Ever to Pilates, running and yoga, there is undoubtedly a class for you. Plus, classes are unlimited for members, so you can try them all!
There’s also a spa, providing facials, massages and other useful recovery treatments. Pick up a coffee on your way out, too.
Prices available on request here.