When you’re travelling and spending a bit of time living in London, prioritising your health is important. It’s a fast paced lifestyle and often your health is pushed back in terms of your priority list, but we’re here with some simple solutions to help you stay nice and healthy during your time in London. Whether you’re working and commuting or just exploring, we’ve got you covered.
One of the best ways to stay healthy and enjoy everything that London has to offer is to get your steps in and walk around the city. Whether you’re commuting or just exploring, you’ll get to see so much more of London than you would if you were getting the tube, whether it’s a little coffee shop tucked away on a cute corner or a unique piece of art in a window that you fall in love with.
If you live on the outskirts, you might get the tube or choose parking in central London to get closer in, then walk for the rest of the way around the city. This is great for your health and such a great opportunity to clear your mind for the rest of the day.
Whilst we’re on the topic of being more active, another great choice to get healthier is to cycle. This is probably only a good option when the weather is good for most people, but it can completely slash the cost of your commute if you’re working in the city, or it’s also just generally a great option if you’re exploring.
Buy a bike yourself, or if you want to try it out and see how you get on, opt for the Santander Cycles which are dotted all over central London as well as on the outskirts. You might need to get a short tube or train to your closest one, but after that you’ll save a lot of money avoiding the costs of travelling in central London.
Or, if you’re working in London, you could cycle to the gym in central London, get ready there and then walk the rest to your office. This is another great way to battle some of the health problems that can come with sitting at a desk all day, as well as helping you to maximise the use of your time when you’re commuting to and from work. Finally, you can fully unwind and clear your head before and after you start work, which can be fantastic for your mental health, which should be just as much of a priority as your physical health.
Another great way to stay fit in London is to try fun fitness classes. There are so many wonderful options around the city, such as puppy yoga, pole fitness, outdoor dance classes and so much more! Your options are endless, but we absolutely love the options for yoga and pilates around the city. There are particularly loads of options in the Mayfair and Knightsbridge regions, so have a look online, book some Knightsbridge parking and see what the city has to offer!