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Fitness Centers

Wherever you are in London, you will not be able to escape the proximity of a gym club. The initial membership fee usually starts at £35/month. Sometimes companies pay for part or all of the subscription, be sure to ask your human resources department. Here are a few big gyms with multiple locations:

David Lloyd: http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk
David Lloyd has 22 clubs around London. The Kensington branch offers swimming, personal training, classes and spa facilities. It's open 6am till 11pm weekdays and 8am till 10pm weekends. Get onto the site and use the membership enquiry form to find out how much your membership will cost.

Gymbox: http://www.gymbox.co.uk
Gymbox has a few clubs in London. The gym offers some amusing fitness classes, including pole dancing and 'Chav Fighting'. All the branches have cardio and resistance-training machines and Olympic-sized boxing rings.

YMCA: http://www.ymcaclub.co.uk; 112 Great Russell Street; WC1B 3NQ
The YMCA is a huge, modern facility offering a full gym, pool, table tennis, handball, yoga, pilates, dance, a climbing wall, juice bar and lots more. Membership is affordable (get onto the site for a quote) and the club is open weekdays till 10:30pm.

Golf

Hampstead Golf Club: http://www.hampsteadgolfclub.co.uk
This golf club allows visitors. 18 holes on weekdays go for £30; weekends - expect to pay £35.

Muswell Hill Golf Club: http://www.muswellhillgolfclub.co.uk
Rates are affordable. The course has been around since 1893 and isn't far from central London.

Tennis

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