In a bustling metropolis like London, the number of gay-friendly gyms, hip barber shops and spas can be overwhelming. And even though we usually travel to relax, an ever-increasing number of us are choosing to work out and stay looking good while on vacation. Luckily, London offers an excellent selection of wellness options to keep you healthy, happy and impressing the locals!
Gym-wise, Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden is officially the gayest gym in London. It has an incredible selection of workout machines, free weights and studio classes, as well as tanning beds, sauna and massage room.
Another gay-friendly option, also in Covent Garden, is the Soho Gyms chain. They have other branches throughout the capital, too, in many of London's gay hotspots.
The nearby Oasis Sports Centre is also a big hit with the local LGBT community. As well as the gym and classes, it has the only outdoor heated swimming pool in central London. As the name suggests, it really is an oasis in the center of town (and can be quite cruisey, too). London's gay swimming team also trains here.
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The trend for boutique barbershops has really taken off in London; you’ll be able to find one in any of the city’s gayborhoods such as Soho, Dalston, Shoreditch, Clapham and Vauxhall.
We recommend the Murdoch chain for the modern gay man that wants to keep his hair and beard looking sharp, stylish and smart.
Finally, if you’re traveling to gay London, the good news is it’s possible to get a day pass to many of the gyms listed here and other wellness facilities through PayAsYouGym. After all, nobody wants to sign up to monthly memberships while on holiday, do they?
Whatever your wellness needs, gay London certainly has it covered!