With autumn rolling in, outdoor workouts might become a thing of the past. The alternative? Find the best gyms with a view instead! Eleni Plakitsi, founder of Esquared reveals the best gyms to work out with a view!

Third Space Tower Bridge – Third Space London is a private member club renowned for their individual approach in designing their locations as well as the services offered to their members. The river view of the river at their Tower Bridge location can be experienced and enjoyed during studio classes such as yoga for a complete mind and body workout.

Manor Vauxhall London – Manor Vauxhall is one of the four locations comprising the Manor family created by a team of ex-professionals who are serious and passionate about what they do. Pushing people beyond their comfort zone is what can be expected from this no-nonsense fitness studio that is trained to know exactly how far to push its users and when. Working out to a view is known to sharpen focus and broaden perspectives and Manor Vauxhall has an exclusive terrace for this exact purpose.

The Berkeley Hotel – With a panoramic view over Hyde Park, the Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge offers a unique workout experience for its users. The treadmills facing the park offer an optimum workout and users can take advantage of The Berkeley’s state of the art gym equipment or book a tailored session with one of their experienced personal trainers. What’s more, their seventh-floor art deco swimming pool is an ideal location to wrap up a gruelling workout.

Shangri La at the Shard – On the 52nd Level of the Renzo Piano’s emblematic building, the Shangri La Hotel at the Shard offers state of the art gym equipment along with breathtaking views of London’s skyline. Through its floor to ceiling windows, users can work out to priceless views while taking their workout in their own hands.

The Peak Health Club and Spa Gym – Located on the ninth floor of the renowned Jumeirah Carlton Tower on Sloane Street, The Peak represents the pinnacle of luxury gyms. A hushed sanctuary to escape the bustle of the city below, it offers lush views of the gardens of Cadogan Place to work out to. With an abundance of workout choices ranging from Pilates to high-intensity training, users can enjoy the unique view offered thanks to the Peak’s prime location.

words by Eleni Plakitsi