Often we will turn to the gym or even dig out the running shoes in an attempt to shed the pounds after your Chritmas blow out. We come up with all manner of crazy ideas, but I bet you haven’t thought about a London Theatre Break.
With a London theatre break, staying at one of our many hotels with their own swimming pools your weekend break can become quite the the healthy dream: You only need to add a morning walking round the sales and you can honestly say you’ve gone for the burn!
There is a wide range of pools available, from the roof top pool at the Berkley via the 9 metre silver steel pool at the Corinthia to the 25 metre basement pool at the St Giles Hotel and there is nothing quite like a swim before breakfast! So here is a list. There are more: when you book your break there is a filter to select hotels with pools – tick that to see what is available for your chosen dates.
3 * St Giles Hotel just off Oxford Street
The St Giles Hotel, just off Tottenham Court Road, sits above the gym facilites of the YMCA. A lift takes you down to a huge underground temple dedicated to getting you fitter. A big pool, tonnes of machines and freeweights, squash courts and numerous classes.
3 * Thistle City Barbican in The City
The Thistle City Barbican’s Otium Health & Leisure Club has an indoor swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sunbed, sauna and steam room, .
4 * Kensington Close Hotel & Spa in Kensington
The hotel’s fully refurbished Emotions Health Spa boasts heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, beauty treatments and a fully-equipped gym where you can relax, unwind and be pampered.
4 * Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa in Victoria
The Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the flagship hotel of the Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group – ranking with the top 100 hotel chains of the world. Its spa offers spa and beauty therapy including an indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room with a relaxation area.
4 * Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury in Bloomsbury
The Holiday Inn Kings Cross/Bloomsbury, London is situated on Kings Cross Road within easy reach of the Kings Cross and St Pancras main line stations, fashionable Bloomsbury and the West End. Their Ozone Health & Fitness Club offers an invigorating workout, a relaxing swim, a sauna or a steam.
4 * London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch on Oxford Street
The London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch is a luxurious and elegant 4 star hotel situated close to many London attractions. The Marriott Leisure Club features Cardiovascular equipment, Free weights, Cybex gym resistance equipment, an indoor pool and a sauna.
5* Le Meridien Piccadilly on Piccadilly
Just metres from Eros you could be relaxing in your trollies in the pool, having a game of squash, working out in the gym or getting pampered in the spa and relaxation area.
5* The Berkeley in Knightsbridge
The Berkeley’s gym boasts glorious panoramic views over Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, thanks to its rooftop position.
5* The Savoy on The Strand in Theatreland
The iconic Savoy Hotel in London completed its £220 million restoration in 2012 and the gym and spa facilities were not missed off the list – directly beneath the central atrium, daylight filters down onto the swimming pool. You can even have swimming lessons!
5* The Connaught in Mayfair
The asian inspired Aman spa promises an atmosphere of calm to enjoy health and beauty treatments, swimming pool and steam room, workouts and personal training.
5* Corinthia Hotel London in Westminster
Spread over four floors they have a Private Spa Suite, 17 treatment pods, nail studio, Daniel Galvin hair studio, amphitheatre sauna, black mosaic steam room and a state-of-the-art gym but the 9 metre silver steel swimming pool probably won’t keep you that fit!