Given the ambiguity of London weather, it’s always nice to know there are student friendly gyms dotted throughout the capital. Though make sure you check out your university’s facilities beforehand! More often than not their prices will always beat those of the commercial and independent gyms. City of Westminster College and University of London provide great fitness services for their students, and so too does Kings College London with their gym Kinetic Fitness Club. If you feel the need to get away from campus, check out the student prices offered by chain Fitness First or the smaller women’s only Sequin Park, who like many gyms have free trial periods. Make sure to enquire before signing on the dotted line! Also in Islington is Fitspace, which is relatively cheap and demands no joining fee.
If you’re not so keen on exercising indoors, London has so many great parks - from the well known Hyde Park and Green Park to South London’s Battersea Park and East London’s Victoria Park. Contrary to popular belief, the parks of London are beautiful and plentiful. Best of all, they’re free!
Bikes are the most convenient way to exercise and see London and during the warmer months riding along Regent’s canal is not only one of the most efficient routes (it runs all the way from East-end’s Limehouse to the west’s Little Venice) but it’s also quite therapeutic!
In the Summer, for something a little more interesting, stop off at Mile End and hire a rowing boat! The Camden website offers great information about leisurely activities. For a more detailed overview check this walking website.