Five Best Gyms in Kentish Town

Looking to break a sweat near Kentish Town? From sports centres to budget-friendly gyms, The Stay Club have done all the heavy lifting for you and provided this list of the best gyms in Kentish Town.

Kentish Town Gyms & Fitness Centres

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Kentish Town gyms and if you are staying at The Stay Club Student Accommodation and want to venture out, we’ve found some great ones.

There are plenty of fitness options in and around Kentish Town, but remember, you can also use the fitness and gym equipment here at The Stay Club as we have our own gym!

We’re going to cover budget-friendly gyms, alternative fitness places (CrossFit etc) and more for you below.

Kentish Town Sports Centre


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As the name suggests you’ll find Kentish Town Sports Centre right in the heart of Kentish Town at Grafton Road. You can reach the gym on foot from our London student accommodation in just nine minutes. Kentish Town Sports Centre is situated between Kentish Town Tube Station and Kentish Town West overground station.

The historic building has three pools: the 30m Willes pool for lane swimming, the 25m Grafton pool for lessons, families and specialist sessions and the small pool for babies and toddlers.

The centre offers programmes aimed to promote healthier lifestyles with more than 60 fitness classes a week, swimming lessons, children’s birthday parties and women-only sessions.

The centre also has a 125-station state-of-the-art-gym with a group cycle area as well as a functional and stretch zone.

It’s run by Better, the charitable Social Enterprise that run gyms, leisure centres, pools, spas, libraries & more. Memberships are valid in any Better gym and there are a huge range of price plans on offer from Pay and Play, to monthly or annual Prepaid memberships and no long-term contract, giving you greater flexibility.

It’s opening times are:

Monday: 07:00-22:00
Tuesday: 07:00-22:00
Wednesday: 07:00-22:00
Thursday: 07:00-22:00
Friday: 07:00-22:00
Saturday: 08:00-18:00
Sunday: 08:00-18:00

Website 020 7974 7000 Follow on Instagram

The Basement LDN

A membership with TBLDN’s independent fitness and training club situated in Kentish Town’s prestigious Maple Building gives you access to a fully equipped gym including cardio area, comprehensive free weights section, spaces for functional training, boxing equipment and micro-studio training pods for independent or small group exercise.

Premium Members get access to our in-house yoga and digital class offering.

The changing rooms have hot showers, hair dryers, GHD straighteners and a collection of hair and body washes bursting with gorgeous ingredients providing the perfect pamper after a hard workout.

The sauna and steam room access are available with all premium membership packages. Membership starts at £29.99 a month.

It’s a 10-minute walk from The Stay Club, and you’ll find it at 39-51 Highgate Road.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 6:00 – 22:30
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 – 20:00

Website 0207 284 4346 Follow on Instagram

PureGym London Highgate


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You can join PureGym in Highgate from £29.99 a month and contract free. It’s a 13-minute walk from The Stay Club in Kentish Town and you can also access free parking.

Members can access over fifty free gym classes each week, more than 220 pieces of essential exercise equipment and contract-free memberships. So, whether you’re a beginner or pro, they have everything you need to hit your fitness targets at its great-value gym.

Opening times:

Monday – Friday – 6:00 – 22:00
Saturday – Sunday – 8:00am – 20:00

Website 0345 0133296 Follow on Instagram

Fitness First Camden

Fitness First Camden is found at 128 Albert Street, Camden. It’s a 10-minute drive or a short tube hop on the Northern Line to Camden Town tube station.

The Fitness First Camden gym is filled to the brim with top-of-the-line equipment and a whole host of fun and exciting classes to take part in.

So, if you prefer an early morning workout in the weights area, a personal training session over lunch or even an after-work group fitness class, it’s never been easier to squeeze in your fitness around your lifestyle. Student discount memberships available.

Opening times:

Monday – Friday- 06:30 – 21:00
Saturday – Sunday – 08:00 – 18:00

Website 0207 2842244 Follow on Instagram

CrossFit Tufnell Park


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From The Stay Club you can drive to this gym in about six minutes or catch the Northern Line to Tufnell Park in about 10 minutes. The gym is situated at 144 Fortess Road and parking (charges apply) is right outside but if you visit the website you can find out about the free roads to park on.

Billing itself as North London’s ‘newest and best fitness community’ and offering coaching from qualified coaches who really know their stuff.

Equipped with brand new high-end functional fitness equipment, as well as traditional bodybuilding and isolation machines. Plentiful “Open Gym” space to allow you the freedom to train how you want, when you want.

Website 020 7482 3941 Follow on Instagram
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