Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

For those who like to stay fit and healthy, London is the perfect place.

There are many health, fitness and wellbeing classes and workshops you can join in London, whether it’s yoga, pilates or mindfullness

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing London


Gyms
are located across London. They vary in price and facilities.
A few examples include:

Other sports and leisure:
  • Swimming pools indoor and outdoor (lido)
  • Join a football, netball, basketball, badminton, kayaking club
  • Ice skate at one of London’s all year round indoor rinks or wrap up warm at one of the temporary outdoor rinks found in many tourist areas during the winter months
  • Go climbing at one of London’s climbing centres
  • Or try Indoor ice climbing
  • Water based activities can be found at Lee Valley White Water Centre, including white water rafting, kayaking, tubing and hydrospeeding
  • Golf courses can be found across London
  • Join a group through www.meetup.com. This website promotes a diverse selection of groups to join.
Cycling

London is becoming a more cyclist friendly city.

  • Always be careful when cycling on London’s busy roads. Cycle lanes are provided in some sections.
  • Although it is not a legal requirement for adults to wear a cycle helmet it is definitely advisable
  • Be aware of cycling by-laws where you are cycling – sometimes cycling is not permitted on a certain path or it could be shared usage with pedestrians
  • Cycle shops include large stores such as Halfords or you can find many independent shops around London
Walking

London has an abundance of places to walk ranging from short walks through parkland and commons to the Capital Ring Walk covering 78 miles. Walk along a canal or river or take a route incorporating London’s famous landmarks.

  • Join a walking club, for example, Ramblers or find a group on www.meetup.com.
  • Go on a guided tour. Most you have to pay for but some are free. Transport for London funds free Walk London tours 3 times a year
  • Walking route planner, get the app
  • Places may be closer than you think. Click on this link for a map showing walking distances between tube stations and suggested walks
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