Immersed in the hustle and bustle of London's financial district, Canary Wharf might seem all about sleek skyscrapers, smartly dressed professionals, and modern art. But did you know that this area also boasts a thriving fitness scene? Today, we'll take you on a tour of some of the top gyms in Canary Wharf.

Top-notch Gyms in Canary Wharf

Third Space Canary Wharf

Third Space Canary Wharf

Among the myriad of fitness centres in Canary Wharf, Third Space stands out as one of the finest. As potentially the most kitted out of all the gyms on our list, you'll probably want to start your search here.

This premium club offers an unparalleled fitness experience, from its modern facilities to its highly qualified staff.

It boasts a diverse range of group classes, a luxury spa, a climbing wall, and a state-of-the-art gym floor, making fitness a truly enjoyable experience.

Memberships start from £200pcm.

PureGym Canary Wharf

PureGym Canary Wharf

With its 24/7 access, PureGym is a dream come true for fitness enthusiasts who like to exercise on their schedule.

Apart from its flexible hours, PureGym is known for its affordable memberships and inclusive environment suitable to all levels of fitness and gym experience.

While you won't find steam rooms and swimming pools here, you'll be covered for all basic weight training and cardio equipment that you might need. Plus, as the largest gym provider in the UK, you'll be able to upgrade your membership to have access to a PureGym in basically every town and city.

Memberships start from £29.99pcm.


Sweat by BXR Canary Wharf

is a premium gym from the same brand who runs BXR, a members-only boxing gym. SWEAT is focussed primarily on group fitness classes based around three key pillars; Strength & Conditioning, cardiovascular exercise and skills-development.

Clad with colourful neon lights that make you feel like you're working out in a fancy nightclub, SWEAT is your go to if you're looking for a fitness class type experience to get your blood pumping.

Memberships start from £90pcm, or £20 per class.


Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health Canary Wharf

Run by the UK health charity, Nuffield Health Canary Wharf also offers a 25m swimming pool and steam room in addition to the classic gym equipment. 

This option is perfect for those wanting a swim without the luxury pricing of Third Space.

Memberships start from £110pcm.

Virgin Active Canary Wharf

Virgin Active Canary Wharf

Found right next to the river, Virgin Active also has a swimming pool with great views across the Thames.

You'll also get access to a fancy spa inlcuding a steam room and sauna where you can unwind after an intense workout.

Memberships start from £69pcm.


Wrapping Up: Finding the Right Gym

Choosing the right gym is a personal decision. Whether you're looking for a state-of-the-art fitness club, a gym with flexible hours, or a centre offering a personalised approach, Canary Wharf has a gym that fits your needs.

If you're on a budget and aren't looking for somewhere with a pool, PureGym offers a no-frills and 24/7 gym experience. If you're wanting to swim, Nuffield Health and Virgin Active have you covered. If you have the budget and are looking for a luxurious gym experience with a pool, Third Space is a great choice. FInally, SWEAT by BXR's group fitness approach might be best if you're looking for classes to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do these gyms in Canary Wharf offer trial memberships?

Most gyms offer a one-day trial, but it's always best to check their websites for the most accurate information.

Are there personal trainers available in these gyms?

Yes, all the gyms mentioned have personal trainers to assist you in achieving your fitness goals.

Do these gyms have group classes?

Yes, each gym provides a variety of group fitness classes catering to different fitness levels and preferences.

Are these gyms open 24/7?

PureGym offers 24/7 access, while other gyms might have specific opening and closing hours. Always check with the individual gym for their operating hours.

Can I use other branches with my membership?

Policies vary between gyms. Some gyms allow access to all branches with an upgraded subscription, while others may require a separate membership. Always confirm with your chosen gym.

Josh Sebastian


Josh is an experienced London resident and stellar local guide. With his finger on the pulse of things to do in London, he's constantly sharing lesser-known tips and recommendations with readers.