FitnessStaying fit while abroad is a great way to remain healthy so you can make the most of your time in London! London is a very active city with cycle super highways, tons of sports facilities, clubs, and races. Check out some of our tips and recommendations on places and people to connect with below! 

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Imperial College Union

Use your Imperial College Union associate membership* to join one of their many fitness clubs or societies. Click here for information about associate membership benefits and restrictions.

If you join a sports team that practises at Ethos Sports Centre, click here to register and apply for access to the centre (this free access is just for team sessions, see 'Gyms' section below for paid membership of the gym.) On the form, select 'No - I do not have an Imperial ID', then continue to complete the form as a 'Visiting Student'.

Directory of dance classes in a variety of styles all across London


Search for groups who play the sport you love in the local area

Our Parks

Free group exercise classes in local parks led by experienced instructors


Yoga and Pilates classes in Chelsea and other London locations


Boom Cycle

Spin classes at various locations including Battersea and Hammersmith

Lee Valley VeloPark

Cycle like a champion at the world class veledrome opened for the London 2012 games

Psycle London

Spin classes in central and east London

Santander Cycles

Hire a bike from one of London's 750 docking stations - prices start at £2

Transport for London

Leisure routes around London that you can explore by bike


Better Leisure

£64 per month with a short term pass

Ethos Gym – Imperial College

£35 per month membership with FIE ID and Imperial College Union membership card*


Try different gyms and classes in London with daily and short term access passes from as little as £5

Soho Gyms Earl’s Court

Membership offer for FIE Students:

  • 1 month = £69.99
  • 6 weeks = £89.99
  • 3 months = £129.99 



Candoco’s youth dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 13-25

English Federation of Disability Sports

Directory of gyms accredited by the Inclusive Fitness Initiative


Directory for disability sports clubs in London

Step Change Studios

A pioneering dance company committed to making Latin and Ballroom dance accessible for everyone


London City Runners

The largest free running club in London

Map my Run

Running routes in Kensington & Chelsea


Free 5km timed runs taking part weekly in parks across London and the UK

Runners Guide to London

Information on running routes, running clubs, and races in the capital


Top running routes in London


List of running groups in London


Better Leisure

£4.50 per session at Chelsea Sports Centre and Kensington Leisure Centre 

London Aquatics Centre

Swim in the same pool as the London 2012 Olympic champions – no membership required

Pool Finder

Search engine to find swimming pools in the local area


London Strollers

Leisurely paced 3-6 mile walks in the Greater London area

Metropolitan Walkers

Walking group with short mid-week walks in London and long weekend walks outside the capital

Transport for London - Walking

Interesting routes and other information about walking in and around the capital

The ‘urban walking route planner’  


*FIE provides Imperial College Union associate membership for Spring, Fall and Winter programs only – if you’re on a Summer program and would like to purchase an associate membership card, enquire directly at the Imperial College Union reception