Wake up and work out. Start the day with an energizing session at one of London's best hotel gyms.
One of London's best looking gyms is up on the fourth floor of Shoreditch House, a members club with rooms in a converted tea warehouse. Part of the Soho House group, this industrial-chic gym is decorated with sports memorabilia from boxing gloves to old football (soccer) boots. You can enjoy views of London's skyscraper-studded skyline from the treadmills by the window and take part in classes like Pilates and Circuits in the studio. The Soul Cycle-style House Ride sessions are popular for their complete mind and body fitness experience. After working up a sweat, cool off in the rooftop pool.
How to get there: The nearest tube station to Shoreditch House is Shoreditch High Street.
Neighboring hotels Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41 have launched a 'Sports Buddies' program to help guests keep on track with their fitness regimes. Guests staying at either hotel can take advantage of a service that pairs them up with a member of staff to keep fit with, whether it's a game of tennis with the hotel manager or a partnering with the head chef for a run around nearby St James' Park. The scheme is ideal for providing motivation for people trying to stay fit when traveling solo or on business.
How to get there: The nearest tube stain to Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41 is Victoria.
Channel your inner circus performer with a hula hooping lesson up on the roof at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. The HulaFit sessions bring together hula hooping and core training elements and are designed to burn up to 600 calories per hour. Learn how to master moves like 'The Limbo' and the 'Ultimate Booty Bump' with this high-intensity workout. The class includes access to the rooftop pool and a refreshing smoothie.
How to get there: The nearest tube station to the Berkeley Hotel is Knightsbridge.
Founded by leading personal trainer, Lee Mullins, the WORKSHOP is the Bulgari's signature fitness method. It combines traditional elements from yoga, boxing, gymnastics and swimming to provide a personalized plan for each guest or member. Guests undergo food intolerant tests and a body evaluation as part of an initial assessment before joining a high-intensity class or a recommended workout. After raising the heart rate, take a dip in the inviting pool, lined with loungers and cabanas.
How to get there: The nearest tube station to the Bulgari Hotel is Knightsbridge.
Dance With Glowsticks at St Martins Lane Hotel in Covent Garden
All guests staying at St Martins Lane, a hip design hotel in Covent Garden, receive access to Gymbox just next door to the property. In addition to state-of-the-art cardio and resistance equipment you'll find quirky extras like an Olympic-sized boxing ring, laser-lit dance studios and resident DJs. The fun classes range from rave dance sessions (complete with light shows and glow sticks) to circus-inspired fitness. Hotel guests also receive free gym kit laundering (up to three items per day).
How to get there: The nearest tube station to the St Martins Lane Hotel is Leicester Square.
Tech fans will love the Hypoxic gym at the Ham Yard Hotel. This fully-equipped training room features performance enhancing tools designed to increase the uptake of oxygen in the body. The technology is said to improve fitness and aid recovery and rehabilitation. Hotel guests can book a free 30-minute session a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Head to the spa for a soothing massage to wind down after a workout.
How to get there: The nearest tube station to the Ham Yard Hotel is Piccadilly Circus.