By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 08 July 2020
Home to the BBC for over 50 years the famous Grade II listed Helios building, also called White City House, has been the setting for many fitness programmes over the years, so it is fitting that one of the most amazing buildings has one of the most amazing gyms in London situated inside.
Now that the BBC has moved out, the building has been redeveloped as super high-end apartments with a range of services on-site, including a Soho House. This is the operator’s eighth site in London and is one of the capital’s largest and most high-spec gyms.
This could well be one of the capital’s largest and most high-spec gyms with House Gym measuring in at 24,000 sq ft of space in the basement of the Helios Building, the gym boasts state-of-the-art equipment supplied courtesy of Technogym and Life Fitness, a large free weights area with plate-loaded strength equipment from Hammer, while custom-made dumbbells and barbells – Soho House logo – are by Watson.
In four studios, members and hotel guests can choose from classes including Pilates and Vinyasa yoga, multifunctional conditioning, combat with a wide range of classes, including mind-body programmes such as yoga, Barry’s Bootcamp-style classes and combat classes, with two specialist boxing instructors.
Soho House’s signature HIIT offering, House 3 is still in high demand which includes, a 45 minute high intensity interval training class.
Members have access to a 17metre lap pool, a steamroom, sauna, hammam, and a juice bar serving health snacks and drinks.
The rooftop pool and bar has a Palm Springs vibe, with potted ferns, parasols and 60s-style floral loungers where you’ll be able to enjoy the House Press bar with coffee, protein shakes, juices and healthy snacks to refuel after your workout.