The 10 Best Hotel Gyms in London
If you're planning a visit to the Big Smoke, consider one of these hotels that prioritize your health and fitness.
Hotels are now racing to court fitness-minded travelers by building bigger and fancier gyms.
They're finally realizing that their guests actually care about their health and want to stay fit while they're away from home and separated from their normal fitness routines.
That's good news for us.
Some hotels have done better than others at providing a top notch fitness experience and we've picked ten of the best, most unique hotel gyms in London.
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St. Martins Lane Hotel
St Martins Lane Hotel has partnered with London’s GymBox to provide guests with a unique workout experience adjacent to the luxury boutique hotel. It features state-of-the-art cardio and resistance equipment, Olympic-sized boxing rings, huge ‘hammer strength’ free weights sections, hip-hop belly dancers, and cage fighters.
It's the largest hotel gym in Europe and has spin rooms, nightly resident DJs, and laser-lit dance studios.Classes and personal training are also available. St Martins Lane guests have complimentary access to GymBox and receive free gym kit laundering (limited to three items per day).
BodySPace at ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel is the hybrid fitness concept from London’s most respected fitness gurus Stephen Price, of state-of-the-art Chelsea wellness consultancy SP&Co and David Higgins, a trainer to some of Hollywood’s elite.
Highlights of the BodySPace offering include access to the industry’s biggest names in health technologies, science, medical wellness, fitness and nutrition, designed and hand-picked by Stephen Price and David Higgins. It has a full compliment of dumbbells, cardio machines, and resistance machines.
The Bulgari Hotel
Workshop Gymnasium in The Bulgari Hotel in London has functional fitness, yoga, pilates, and boxing classes. TRX straps, Olympic-style rings, and kettlebells offer functional fitness enthusiasts a great way to stay fit while traveling.
Through a partnership with Les Mullins, one of the most prominent personal trainers in the world, The Bulgari Hotel is able to offer its guests a first-class fitness experience.
Find your balance, boost your stamina and invigorate your routine within this vibrant space called FIT: an energy-charged fitness space at the W London. Work out with muscle-toning weights and a heart-pounding selection of cardiovascular equipment. All while soaking up the excess of natural daylight and while overlooking London.
In the state-of-the-art fitness facility outfitted with Technogym equipment, gym rats and fitness warriors will love the array of treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes mounted with LCD TVs, weight machines, free weights, yoga mats, balance balls, jump ropes and punching bags.
Located adjacent to agua Bathhouse & Spa, the Gym features state-of-the-art equipment suitable for all fitness levels. All Cardiovascular equipment from STARTRAC has been embedded with 15 inch touch screens, integrated iPod connectivity, and a video and USB charging station, enabling users to display personal content while charging media devices.
A range of resistance equipment, free weights, rubber dumbbells and core strengthening accessories have been added to train every major muscle group.
The Gym is open to Mondrian London resident guests and members 24 hours a day via key card access. Personal training sessions are available on request.
May Fair Hotel
The gym at the May Fair Hotel in London is open 24 hours a day and has everything that lifters, functional fitness enthusiasts, and even boxers could want to keep up their fitness routines while traveling.
It's well-designed and well-equipped. Dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, Olympic rings, monkey bars, a squat rack, and boxing bag are some of the equipment available. This is a top-class hotel fitness center.
Claridge's Hotel London
Decorated with distinctive glass columns, fine chrome fittings and beautiful hardwoods, Claridge’s gym is airy and energizing with everything you would require to meet your fitness goals. This gym goes the extra mile by offering extras like tailor-made personal training sessions, juices, fruits, and headphones.
The gym has a full compliment of cardio machines such as treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recline bikes, as well as a rowing machine, resistance machines, dumbbells, and kettlebells.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel
The Peak Health Club & Spa is a calm and peaceful retreat, high above the city on the ninth floor of Jumeirah Carlton Tower.
Open to members and hotel guests, this exclusive club boasts state-of-the-art equipment, a fully equipped gym, aerobics studio with classes, sauna, steam room, 20 metre indoor organically treated swimming pool, personal training sessions and a spa.
Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard
This one has the best view on this list. The gym in the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard is on the 52nd floor and has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide guests with a panoramic view of beautiful London.
The gym is open 24 hours a day and offers treadmills, cardio machines, free weights, and even a Concept2 rower. It's well-designed and has a ton of space so it doesn't feel like you're getting too close to anyone.
Mandarin Hotel Hyde Park
Finally, a hotel gym with an Olympic-style weightlifting platform and barbells. This might be the best place to stay in London if you're serious about weightlifting. There are also dumbbells, kettlebells, treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and a rower for your accessory work and cardio.
Mandarin Hotel in Hyde Park has partnered with Ruben Tabares to provide guests with the opportunity to train with one of the most in-demand strength and conditioning coaches in the world.
Cover photo by GymBox.