265-269 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7AH, UK – 0330 055 3722
This is the first proper gym that I've joined, given that I'm pretty shy I expected the worst. Every single employee who I've approached has been nothing but wonderful, understanding and really helpful. Giving tips and just being genuine people instead of some of the standoffish personal trainers I've met in the past. Definitely would recommend to newer people. Amazing service.
You get what you pay for really so can't complain. Don't expect any extras it is just a gym with little else. There are classes available and good selection of machines, although it doesn't seem there are enough of some types for everyone. Shower facilities are ok but doesn't really offer many places to hang items up so you'll find you'll have to put everything on the floor. For the amount you pay to join though it's good enough.
332-334 Walworth Rd, London SE17 2NA, UK – 0330 055 3960
All the equipment you will need in a gym, only down side is it packed most times of the day- but I guess that shows it that good a place to go for some gym time.
I like that is 24hours so on the occasion I can't sleep I am able to go for a work out. The classes are brilliant too.
195-203 Waterloo Road, Barons Place, South Bank, London SE1 8UX, UK – 0330 056 3931
First time there today. From the reviews I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. Light and airy, lots of equipment and at 6:15am not too busy. The changing rooms were spotless. There was only 1 member of staff on at that time but everytime I saw her she was talking to members. The only thing that annoyed me was the mess in the weights area. For Christ sake put the weights away. I have never walked in to a weights area so badly looked after by its MEMBERS before...yes, members...it's not down to the gym staff to clear up after you. The same is true of the changing rooms...don't treat it like a toilet.
Good gym .... 24/7 to accommodate everyone needs... very clean...
Richard St, London E1 2JP, UK – 020 7790 3854
We hire an artificial football pitch there every Friday. The pitches are small and the ball often goes out of the cage due to fence height being short. good customer services though
Staff are very friendly and the equipment are clean and well maintained
55 Durward St, Whitechapel, London E1 5BA, UK – 020 7247 7538
I'm very happy here, it's close to my home. I just want to underline that I've never encountered any problem with anyone, it's a nice atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. Francesco, Mike and Zainab are always polite and helpful. I use this facility 5 days per week and it keeps me in good shape!
Used the womens section. Small but still a good size as not many people use it. Nice and clean. Sauna in womens changing room isn't always on which is the only down side. Staff are lovely and friendly.
Ironmonger Row Baths, 1 Norman Street, London EC1V 3AA, UK – 020 3642 5520
My high rating is largely based around how amazing the swim teaching team are. Swimming lessons here are brilliant value for money with teachers who are amazing at getting the kids motivated. Been coming here for three years and my daughter’s swimming has come on leaps and bounds. As an aside very clean changing rooms, never too busy (although I’m normally there quite early). Can’t speak for the spa as I haven’t been.
Went to the spa which is incredible value, very clean and well equipped. Enjoyed the various ways of getting hot and then cold again. Only missing a jacuzzi-type thing. Friend had a massage and enjoyed it.
1 Duke St Hill, London SE1 2SW, UK – 020 3291 3251
A sports bar right next to one of Britain's busiest railway stations. A recipe for an insanely packed and miserable experience. Not quite. While not the prettiest bar in London it had a great vibe with 3 separate pool tables, one table tennis table and a punch bag machine (warning, this is insanely addictive and I lost a lot of money on this thing). Be aware that you'll almost definitely need to reserve in advance for tables. On top of this, more TV screens than you'd ever need showing the main sporting events. They also have a great deal going on for cocktails - two for one from 2 - 8pm. A few things let it down for me. The size of the main bar is a bit small and they need more serving staff (due to the length of time it takes to make cocktails). The fact that you need to book in advance for tables is annoying. Thirdly, the staff are quite lax about kicking people off of tables once their allocated slot is up. Furthermore, there are no real ales on tap. Overall I had a good time here and would not shy on going back.
A sports bar that turns into a club on the weekends. Not a great fan bit I can see why some people may enjoy this place. The drinks are pretty standard prices for a place this close to the city but the quality of the cocktails are variable.
Danco Shoes, 134-135 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, UK – 020 7739 3440
This is a cool little place where its name really does resemble what the place is like. It's a box room with screens literally everywhere. So no matter if there is a giant in front of you you definitely won't miss out on seeing any of the match. Not expensive, good starting place before you go out out.
Gotta love downstairs bashment music while I was there and upstairs a more commercial RnB hip-hop scene. My favorite place in Shoreditch with good level of security on both the entrance and bathrooms.
218 Kennington Rd, London SE11 4DA, UK – 0114 284 4365