Gyms & Leisure Centres

Gyms, Health clubs and Leisure Centres in Clapham

Whether you want to try an aerobics session, swim laps in the pool, pound the treadmill in the gym or just relax in the sauna – there are plenty of sports and fitness facilities in Clapham and nearby. Most people know that the word gym is a shortened form of gymnasium, but not that gymnasium was originally a Greek word meaning ‘place to be naked’! Here are some of our favourite local gyms and fitness clubs.

Gyms, Health clubs & Fitness


Pure Gym Clapham 95-97 Clapham High St, Clapham, SW4 7TB

We are the real gym people, true gym enthusiasts and experts who are trusted to deliver results. Each Soho gym has its own distinct community feel, plus knowledge that has helped thousands of people transform their bodies – helping people get fit and fit people, fitter. We’re a friendly bunch with 10 gyms in central London, studios in every gym delivering over 360 classes a week from BODYPUMP to Insanity, Yoga to our very own 3:5:15 – all taught by some of the best freelance instructors in London. Our gyms are packed with state-of-the-art free weights, resistance kit and cardio Matrix 7xi with HD Tablet technology. More advanced trainer? No problem, we have boxing, TRX, ViPR, 2 lane athletic tracks, kettlebells, battle ropes and much more.

SW4 Fitness

Get fit the fun way with SW4 Fitness including group personal training, PiYO (mixture of pilates and yoga but sped up for a ‘super workout’) and Insanity high intensity classes.  Held at St Peter’s Hall, Prescott Place, Clapham Sw4 6BX. See website for times.

Virgin Active Clapham 4-20 North St, Clapham, SW4 0HG, T: 020 7819 2555

18m swimming pool, techno-gym equipment, spin studio and spa facilities including jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and sun bed. Fitness classes available. Virgin Active Wandsworth, Southside Buckhold Road, SW18 4TQ, T: 020 8704 0400

Around Clapham:

Fitness First – Clapham 276-288 Lavender Hill, London, SW11 1LJ, T: 0844 571 2843

Cardio Theatre, Spinning Room, X-press workout, Studio with fitness classes, Juice Bar, 1:1 Personal Trainers, Health & Beauty, Sauna, Steam Room, Aromatherapy and Sun Bed. Fitness First – Clapham Junction Station 34 St Johns Hill, London, SW11 1SA, T: 0844 571 2844 Fitness First’s second Clapham health club offering very similar exercise and spa facilities to the one above.

Fybre Fitness Hub Croosh Alley, 25 Northcote Road, SW11 1NJ, T: 020 7223 7660

Fitness/well-being hub. All the facilities of a large gym but with a cosy twist! Exercise classes, swimpod, personal training, yoga and the latest in cardiovascular, resistance and weight-training equipment. Also mind/body wellness advice.

Lavender Heal 189 Lavender Hill, SW11 5TB, T: 020 7801 0199

A complementary therapies clinic offering yoga, reflexology, aromatherapy, acupuncture, Pilates, hypnotherapy, nutrition and diet advice, Shiatsu and a wide range of other massage treatments.

Leisure and Community Sports Centres

Aspire Community Centre
Aspire Centre at Southfields Academy, 337 Merton Rd, SW18 5JU, T: 020 8875 2603
£2M sports hall with climbing and traversing walls, floodlit all weather 3G astro full-sized football pitch (available to hire), swimming pool, fitness suite, tennis and badminton courts, netball, dance studio, cricket nets.

Balham Leisure Centre
Elmfield Road, SW17 8AN, T: 020 8772 9577
Two fully air-conditioned workout studios with classes, a brand new gym, sauna and steam room plus pool, squash courts and creche.

Battersea Park Millennium Arena
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ, T: 020 8871 7537
An eight-lane running track, 19 floodlit tennis courts, two multi-purpose all weather playing surfaces, fitness centre with classes, an aerobics studio and sauna.

Battersea Youth Sports Centre
Hope Street, Battersea, SW11 2DA, T: 020 8871 8529
Full sized indoor sports hall with markings for volleyball, netball, basketball, badminton, football. Also tennis, a gym and dojo.

Clapham Leisure Centre
141 Clapham Manor Street, SW
This multi-million pound new public leisure centre opened at the start of 2012. Activities include football, swimming, badminton, canoeing, gymnastics, basketball and netball.

Furzedown Recreation Centre
15 Ramsdale Road, SW17 9BP, T: 020 8767 6542
3 floodlit tennis courts, all weather football/hockey pitch and facilities for netball and basketball as well as a running track.

Latchmere Leisure Centre
Burns Road, Battersea, SW11 5AD, T: 020 7207 8004
Air-conditioned workout studio, gym, purpose built crèche, soft play area, two swimming pools, a sports hall, sauna, sunbeds and beauty therapy facilities.

Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
390 Streatham High Road, SW16 6HX, T: 020 8677 5758
Olympic sized ice skating rink (the only one in London) plus a multi facility Leisure Centre with state-of-the-art gym, group exercise studios, two swimming pools and a multi-sport sports hall

Tooting Leisure Centre
Greaves Place, SW17 0NE, T: 020 8333 7555
Gym, pool, indoor cycling, squash courts, sports hall, sauna and steam, function room, creche.

Wandle Recreation Centre
Mapleton Road, SW18 4DN, T: 020 8871 1149
Gym, astro turf pitches, sports hall, adventure playzone, dance studio and creche.