We all know the struggle – your head says ‘gym’ but your heart says ‘let’s eat’. At these London restaurants, you no longer have to choose. Sign up for one of their fitness classes and then try out the menu – you’ve earned it!
Swap your usual yoga class for a sunrise session overlooking the city at Sky Garden. There are classes seven days a week and you can book your space online – you just need to bring a mat. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can refuel with avocado on toast, eggs Benedict or a pancake stack at Darwin Brasserie.
Fat Buddha Yoga at The Hoxton
Every Sunday throughout April and May, yogi-come-DJ Jessica Skye will be running her Fat Buddha Yoga Sunday Rehab class at The Hoxton in Shoreditch. Perfect for pros and newbies alike, the class is designed to release tension and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Grab a table at the Hoxton Grill afterwards for steaks, salads and small plates.
Barrecore at Bluebird
Bluebird have teamed up with fitness sensation Barrecore for a one-off class on April 23rd. Barrecore is the latest fitness trend sweeping London, delivering a low impact, full body interval training program inspired by ballet. The class will be followed by brunch and a talk from the guest hosts, with goody bags to take home from Graze.
In a nod to the building’s history, German Gymnasium’s Sunday bootcamps involve boxing, body weight drills and Victorian gymnastics. It’s high energy and hard work – perfect if you fancy a challenge. As an added bonus, attendees can enjoy 20% off brunch in the Grand Café afterwards. Choose from nutritious chia pots or treat yourself to the full GG Breakfast.
Fitness and wellbeing classes at Pop Brixton
Pop Brixton offers a range of classes, including yoga, capoeira, disco barre and Tai Chi. They’re a great alternative to your usual gym routine and some are free! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there are loads of great places to eat. Snack on Basque pintxos at Donostia Social Club or try the insta-famous Keralan fried chicken at Kricket.
Yoga, ballet and more at The Detox Kitchen
The Detox Kitchen offers a range of classes in the studio beneath their flagship deli in Fitzrovia. Your first class is free, so why not try ballet or vinyasa flow yoga? The deli upstairs sells delicious fresh salads, juices and more to eat in or take away.