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As Canary Wharf’s population has grown, the selection of gyms has expanded rapidly!
Many new developments already have luxury residents gyms, as a result, standalone gyms have had to up their game and provide significantly more offerings.
There are climbing walls, boxing rings and infinity pools, in this selection of the best gyms in Canary Wharf.
All the gyms on this list have dedicated cardio and free weights sections, up to 50 kg dumbbells, and offer personal training.
After a swim?
Canary Wharf gyms with pools
Virgin Active’s Canary Riverside Gym is arguably one of the most luxurious gyms in London, complete with an impressive spa complex and club relaxation lounge.
Well-equipped and immaculately kept, this Virgin Active gym provides an extensive range of classes and equipment with a premium touch. Located at the western edge of Canary Wharf, the 20-meter infinity pool has stunning views across the Thames and towards The Shard and is also UV filtered — removing the classic chlorine smell and red eyes!
If you want to replicate your inner Daniel Craig, the infinity pool at Canary Wharf’s Virgin Active was even used in the James Bond film Skyfall!
Address: Virgin Active Canary Riverside, West Ferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 8RR
One of the few no-contract gyms available in Canary Wharf, PureGym Canary Wharf offers a giant range of equipment without the expensive monthly contracts or restricted opening hours of neighbouring fitness centres.
A key feature of this gym is entry via PureGyms access pods — a secure key-coded entry system. Each member receives a PureGym pin code, so regardless of reception hours there is 24/7 access, perfect for Canary Wharf’s late working staff.
Despite the budget cost, there are morning, lunchtime, and evening classes that are free to attend, with personal training available at additional cost. For hardcore fitness lovers that like working out on their own time schedule, PureGym Canary Wharf offers a great value product.
Address: PureGym London Canary Wharf, 5 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London E14 4AN
The largest residential fitness and leisure complex in London, Nuffield Health’s Baltimore Wharf gym, was constructed alongside the Baltimore Wharf development in 2012.
While members of Baltimore Tower get free access, this modern gym is also available for external members. A 2017 refit keeps the equipment here state of the art, and added a thousand square meters of training space and 3 fitness studios.
Highlights include multiple functional fitness classes — including boxing in the olympic size ring — alongside a wealth of TRX and cross-fit style training equipment.
Address: Nuffield Health Baltimore Wharf Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, 14 Baltimore Wharf, London E14 9FT
Transformed from Reebok London to ThirdSpace Canary Wharf, this 100,000 square foot premium gym remains the largest fitness centre in Europe.
Offering a 13-meter climbing wall, 300 classes and even scuba diving lessons in the UV-filtered pool Third Space Canary Wharf has something for everyone. See a complete overview of the clubs facilities in our Third Space guide.
This giant fitness complex by Third Space bridges a gap between a members club and fitness, offering a cocktail bar and restaurant, extensive spa and treatment list, alongside the wealth of fitness facilities and physiotherapy options.
Address: Third Space Canary Wharf, 16-19 Canada Square, London E14 5ER
Watch this space
There is also an additional new Third Space planned for the area — Third Space Wood Wharf — in the growing Wood Wharf residential complex.
When opened, this second Canary Wharf Third Space will be the groups first residential club, with 10 Park Drive residents automatically attaining membership.
An alternative take on offering a personalised fitness service beyond what you will find in many luxury Canary Wharf developments, Awakn is a class-focused workout space.
With a pay per class model, Awakn The Wharf is for those that need that extra push and want to maximise results for the time spent in the gym. The group focus on high-intensity class-based workouts, in the futuristic looking boutique gym studio. There are a range of styles incorporating boxing, free weights and cardio.
Located in the centre of Canary Wharf’s financial centre, the philosophy behind this smaller gym revolves around their expert teams’ fitness knowledge. Here the gym maximise the benefits from small classes in their two studios, in contrast to simply supplying endless rows of fitness machines.
As a result of the attentive instructors and small class sizes, Awakn feels halfway between a traditional workout class and personal training. In between classes, the fitness space is available for free use sessions without instructors in 1-hour intervals.
Address: Awakn, 1 Jubilee Place, Bank St, London, E14 5NY