I love the Energy Base gym in the basement of ULU. For 30 pounds a month (as a student) you get free fitness classes, and use of the lockers, main gym, and pool. They redid the entire locker room this summer and it's fantastic. Complete core and Zumba are my favorite classes. Joe and Charlotte are great instructors! Definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a gym in Bloomsbury.
I go to ULU Recreation to work out at the pool, which is 33 meters long (100 feet). It's an awkward length, but a pool is a pool, especially in Central London.
It's a bit pricey if you go for a day pass, but the monthly passes are much better.
The locker room is EXTREMELY hot and humid, and it can get a bit nasty from dirt being tracked in (or hair in the women's locker room). But someone does come clean it once in a while.
The pool is clean, which is a plus. It sometimes gets a bit crowded, though. It's strange that the lanes are so wide, which makes the water very wavy. But the temperature is perfect for lap swimming!
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