Boutique Classes: The Luxury Gyms To Try In London For 2023

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As someone who has spent ages scrolling for classes online and mentally preparing myself to enter a new studio, I know that trying to choose the best gyms in London can feel like a minefield. The city is home to all sorts; from boutique sessions in minimal spaces to high-end health clubs that encompass classes, personal training, spa and more. Whether you’re hoping to get fit for a special occasion, after a new hangout, or just looking for a change of scenery, these are my favourite luxury gyms around. And if you don’t have the cash to splurge on a membership? Try them out on Classpass – you can use my referral for a month of free classes!

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BXR

Possibly one of the most expensive gym classes I’ve experienced in London, BXR screams luxury. It’s backed by Anthony Joshua, so count on tough sessions, with flagship class Sweat by BXR offering 45 minutes of class-based training. For those of you after something less intense, go for yoga sculpt, pilates or barre. There are now multiple state-of-the-art locations across the city, but I love the original Marylebone studio; with its gritty feel – from the industrial workout spaces to the dark-hued changing rooms.

Best for boxing, of course.
πŸ’Έ: Adult membership from Β£180 per month (student/corporate/off-peak concessions also available).
πŸ“: 24 Paddington Street, London W1U 5QY
πŸš‰: Baker Street station

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1Rebel

With a host of gyms that provide boutique boxing classes, high-intensity spin, buzzy reformer pilates and more, 1Rebel dominates the luxury fitness space. Spanning Angel, Broadgate and Holborn just to name a few, you’re bound to find somewhere near you. Recently incorporating Core Collective’s fitness studios under their wing, the brand works with some of London’s top trainers to bring you engaging classes in cool spaces. Better yet, the St Mary Axe, Victoria and Broadgate gyms offer blow dry and barber services for a post-workout glow-up. Use my referral link to save money on your first class.

Best for high-intensity training at an affordable price.
πŸ’Έ: From Β£38 per month, or 3 sessions for Β£45 introductory offer.
πŸ“: various London locations

Third Space

Third Space London comes with a high price tag, with the luxury health clubs providing classes, personal training and swish escapes across the city. My nearest club in Islington encompasses a multi-function rig, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, workout studios, and even a ‘Little Space’ where parents can leave the kids. Hot yoga with infrared technology? Hydrotherapy pool with massage jets? Post-workout quiet rooms for meditation? You’ll find all that and more here.

Best for luxury healthcare for the whole family.
πŸ’Έ: From Β£230 per month.
πŸ“: 15 Esther Anne Place, London N1 1UL
πŸš‰: Angel station

Blok

From London to Manchester, Blok is the no-frills gym collective that focuses on barre, core, calisthenics, yoga and much more. East Londoners can choose from two locations. Clapton touts bare-brick industrial vibes while Shoreditch leans towards minimally-designed Scandi style. I’ve tested out the latter, opting for Cardio Killer and 60 minutes of boxing in the studio. For those who like to mix things up with a home workout, Blok TV is their online platform that gives you live classes without having to leave your place.

Best for affordable boutique classes and online workouts.
πŸ’Έ: From Β£15 per month for Blok TV, Β£8 per class in Clapton, Β£20 per class in Shoreditch.
πŸ“: Principal Place, 2 Hearn Street, London EC2A 3BR
πŸš‰: Shoreditch High Street station

Equinox

Originating in the USA, this luxury fitness company is a name known around the world. If you’re after an exclusive fitness experience, check out Equinox gym in London. The Kensington flagship is fronting 11 different kinds of classes, from martial arts to sculpting pilates. No session would be complete without a stop-off at the spa, where you can re-energise with treatments in the form of massages, facials, skin peels, body wraps and reflexology.

Best for an exclusive experience.
πŸ’Έ: From Β£240 per month.
πŸ“: 99 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA
πŸš‰: High Street Kensington

Virgin Active Mayfair

Sure, we all know Virgin Active, but have you been to the Mayfair location? Tucked away off Oxford Street, the huge space is hidden underground; encompassing dedicated studios for boxing, hot yoga, reformer pilates, spin and more. Up there as one of the best London gyms with a pool, it also features a spa area with a sauna and hot tub, plus steam rooms within the changing areas so you can decongest before hopping in the shower. The price tag is hefty, but having spent hours at a time here, I can say it’s worth the splurge.

Best for an all-around experience.
πŸ’Έ: Adult membership from Β£210 per month (concessions available and discounts throughout the year).
πŸ“: Hereford House, 64 North Row, London W1K 7DA
πŸš‰: Marble Arch station

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