Budget gyms in London for Students

A city as vibrant and active as London needs to have plenty of options for its residents who are seeking fitness and general well-being, which is why there are so many gyms in London. And while it’s not easy to be on a student budget, there are many ways to find cheaper or even free exercise classes or gyms that still offer excellent service and facilities. Especially as most gyms offer a student discount. Here are some of the best budget gyms in London for students.

Affordable gyms memberships in London for students

Finding a gym that’s affordable as a student can be difficult, but luckily there are a few great options in London. Our Stay Club accomodation sites in Camden, Kentish Town and Colindale all have great access to student-budget friendly gyms.



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In London you’re never too far away from a Puregym. There are over 60 Puregyms around the capital. Luckily they have sites near most of the Stay Club’s accommodation:

– Puregym Camden is 6 min (0.8 miles) car journey, a 7 min walk or 7 min cycle from The Stay
Club Camden.
– Puregym Colindale is a 1 min walk from The Stay Club Colindale (on the same street – Charcot Road)
– Puregym Kentish Town is a 13 min walk, 4 min cycle or 5 min car journey from The Stay Club Kentish Town. Alternatively, Puregym Camden is a 10 min cycle, 18 min walk or 9 min drive from the Stay Club Kentish Town.

Price: £14.99 a month
Advantages: Majority of their gyms are open 24 hours a day



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Fitness4Less does everything it says on its tin – provides a means to exercise for those on a budget.

Places: Canning Town, Cambridge Health, New Malden, Southwark and Sutton
Price: £15.99 a month
Advantages: 208 instructor-led classes every month, including apex strength to booty builder and core.



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Due to its bright orange logo, EasyGyms are not hard to spot. So, there are no excuses to miss a class.

Places: Oxford Street, Park Royal and Wood Green
Price: £21.99
Advantages: New EasyGym has opened in Park Royal, in Wembley, with memberships starting from £9.99 a month.



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Places: 20 locations across London. The gyms on London Caledonian Road and London Euston Road are only a stone’s throw away from The Stay Club Kentish Town.
Price: starting at £12.99 a month
Advantages: includes free classes, 24 hours access and free Wi-Fi.



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A gym that prioritises affordability in its name, is undoubtedly student friendly.

Places: Hounslow
Price: starting from £9.99 a month
Advantages: offer student discount of 20%

Student Discount for Gyms

With the new school year comes new expenses. One way to save some money is to find a gym with a student discount. Those with UniDays’ accounts can save money on their gym memberships. Students can get 15% off The Gym Group with a £0 joining fee. Or, you can pay in advance and get 30% off 9 months. Plus, Puregym is offering up to 30% off memberships for eligible students.

Facebook Fitness and Gym groups

Joining a Facebook group is a great way to connect with other gym-goers in your area. There are many groups dedicated to fitness and gyms in London, and they can be a great resource for finding deals on memberships and classes. Plus, you can get advice from other members on the best gyms in London for students. Here are a few of our favourites:
CrossFit North London
North London Boxing Club
North London Strength and Conditioning
Johanna Green Health & Fitness

Outdoor Fitness

Wanting to get fit, but can’t afford to fork out on a student gym membership? There are plenty of free outdoor fitness options in London. If it’s a scenic run you’re after, Asics’ social run takes place every Monday and Friday, leaving from their Oxford Street site. All abilities are welcome, and there’s lockers and toilet facilities available at the store. London City Runners is the biggest free running club in the capital. But it’s not just its size that the club boasts about – City Runners is proud to welcome every type of runner, from total newbies to veteran marathoners. Runs take place three times a week (Tuesday evening, Thursday evening and Sunday morning), starting at 130 Druid Street. With over 70 classes to pick each week, it’s no wonder yummy mummies flock to Sweaty Betty to keep their fitness on track. But to sign up for a class, it’s fastest fingers first – places can be booked up to a week in advance so simply register online and keep your eyes peeled for a free spot. Now active in over 12 countries across the globe, Happy Boot Camps is a huge project to get people up and active. Their London group meets every Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am, and groups can expect a tough but feel-good workout with bodyweight training, running and competitive games. But that’s not all! There are plenty more free outdoor exercise groups to choose from.

Best Outdoor Fitness Spots in London

If you’d rather work out and do different fitness activities on your own, that is also achievable in various spots around London. From riverside rides and rooftop yoga to outdoor gyms and park runs, take your workout outdoors with the best places to exercise outside in London. Cycle down the Thames Path National Trail or roam around Richmond Park. With endless parks to choose from, you’re in no shortage of green space in London.


Whether you’re gyming on a budget or exercising for free al fresco – there’s something for everyone wanting to work out in the capital without breaking the balance! Exercise is so important for your mental health and studies, so be sure to make the most of these cheap and free workout tips!

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