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The Best Gyms in South Kensington

Posted:July 21, 2022 at 7:29 pm

The South West London postcodes offer a selection of great fitness centres where you can enjoy a range of workouts. So, instead of continuously googling “best gyms near me”, let us be your guide to the best gyms in and around South Kensington.


South Kensington Club

Set in a Georgian townhouse on Harrington Road, the South Kensington Club is a private members’ club dedicated to all things wellness. The gym occupies the entire top floor, with wooden floors, stained-glass windows and a conservatory roof that floods the room with natural light, while on the floor below you’ll find studios for classes, which include yoga, barre, boxing, dance and pilates, as well as private training sessions.


KX Health Club

Founded in 2002, Chelsea-based KX has made a name for itself as one of the capital’s premium private members gyms. In 2017, the company opened a more accessible sister studio, KXU, running pay-as-you-go group exercise classes. The KX approach to wellness is all-encompassing and individually tailored to each client. Integrating personal training, nutrition, and spa facilities, they’ve created a hassle-free and convenient environment for members to relax and get the best results from their experience.



Equinox’s flagship London location is housed in the historic Art Deco Derry & Toms building — the birthplace of Biba fashion — at the foot of the Royal Parks. Equinox Kensington has a sense of style and spirit of reinvention. Equinox has a wide selection of group fitness classes to select from including boxing, cycling, pilates, and Yoga. Choose to use the spa and steam rooms post workout too.


David Lloyd Kensington

As one of the finest health clubs in West London, David Lloyd Kensington is an exceptional place to work on your fitness, enjoy some relaxation or spend time getting active with the family. You’ll find a well-equipped gym, spacious studios that are home to our signature fitness classes, a luxury swimming pool with spa facilities, as well as a comfortable club lounge, all just a short walk from Gloucester Road tube station.


Virgin Active – Kensington

If you are looking for an all-around gym experience with a swimming pool, gym, spa and cardio; then Virgin Active is a great choice. They have the latest in gym tech and machines with an aim to inspire the whole family into changing their ways and becoming more fit. You don’t want an average workout, and you won’t get one here.



PureGym South Kensington is nestled in the heart of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the site of the former LAX. Members can expect a brand new kit, a large range of free classes including Les Mills, and towel service.


Aquilla Health and Fitness

Ideal if you live or work near Knightsbridge; it is just down the road from Harrods and a five-minute walk from South Kensington Tube Station. You can pop in before work to use the gym, the 15-metre swimming pool, sauna or steam room in the evening. Members and guests will also get discounted accommodation at all Sarova Hotels.


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