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Staying 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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CLASSES & CLUBS

Dance Attic

Drop in dance classes in Fulham - £2 on door plus class fee (£5-£7) to teacher

Danceworks

Drop in dance classes in Mayfair - £2 on door plus class fee (£6-£10) to teacher

Frame

A range of fitness classes offered at various locations including Victoria and Hammersmith

Imperial College Union

Join one of Imperial's many fitness clubs and socieities using your Associate Membership

Meetup

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

Triyoga

Yoga and Pilates classes in Chelsea and other London locations

Yoga with Victor

A general yoga class convenintly located at Foundation House - open to all levels from complete beginners to more experienced students


CYCLING

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 at various locations including Bayswater and Oxford Street

Santander Cycles

Hire a bike from one of London's 750 docking stations - prices start at £2 - make sure you buy or hire a helmet!

Transport for London

Leisure routes around London that you can explore by bike


GYMS

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*

Forge Warehouse Gym

A functional warehouse gym specialising in full body classes, small group and personal training - £35 monthly open gym pass

Hussle

Pay as you go access to a variety of gyms and fitness classes in London starting from as little as £5 - perfect for short term programs!


INCLUSIVE FITNESS

British Blind Sport

Directory of UK sports for the blind or partially sighted

Cando2

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

Guide Running

A database of guides created by England Athletics and British Blind Sport to help visually impaired people start, get back to or stay running

Parasport

Directory for disability sports clubs in London

UK Deaf Sports

Directory for deaf sport and physical activity in the UK

WheelPower

WheelPower provides opportunities for disabled people to get into sport and lead active lives


RUNNING

London City Runners

The largest free running club in London

Map my Run

Running routes in Kensington & Chelsea

Parkrun

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

Strava

Top running routes in London

TimeOut

List of running groups in London


SWIMMING

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


WALKING

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

Walkit.com

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

Note: Associate members of the union do not have access to Imperial's gym, Ethos. You will need to pay for membership, unless you are a member of a sports team that practices there. If you need access as a member of a union sports team, click here to register and apply for access to the centre. On the form, select 'No - I do not have an Imperial ID', then continue to complete the form as a 'Visiting Student'.

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