Keeping fit during lockdown is no easy feat. With gyms and leisure centres closed for the foreseeable future, the only option is to work up at sweat at home — but once you’ve exhausted YouTube’s catalogue of virtual workouts and grown bored of your daily government-regulated walk, it’s hard to find the motivation to exercise. Fortunately, the world’s top property developers have got your back; rare is a central London development without a suite of lifestyle amenities these days, and alongside private cinemas and 24-hour concierges, health and wellbeing facilities are de rigueur. Currently on the market, these London homes are all equipped with state-of-the-art gyms — and, in many cases, a host of exceptional spa facilities to help you relax after you’ve put in the hard graft.
41-43 Beaufort Gardens, SW3
Offering nine apartments arranged behind the retained facade of three 19th-century townhouses, 41-43 Beaufort Gardens is a £91m development in the heart of Knightsbridge. Residents of the new scheme, which launched to market at the beginning of January, benefit from a private health spa complete with a treatment room, sauna and gymnasium, which is equipped with a running machine, cross-training machine, exercise bike and weights. The lateral one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments were envisioned by AD100 designer Pierre Yovanovitch and each has a spacious reception and dining room, bespoke parquet flooring and walk-in dressing rooms. The development has two show apartments available to view (and buy), both of which have been beautifully furnished and dressed by Charu Gandhi, founder and director of interior design firm Elicyon, who took inspiration from London’s lost Westbourne River.
From £2.45m, beauchamp.com
Mayfair Park Residences, W1K
The Mayfair Park Residences scheme is the Dorchester Collection’s first foray into private homes, and, as befits the luxury hotel group, the amenities and services are world-beating. The development has a secret door that leads to the neighbouring 45 Park Lane, making it the only home in London to be directly connected to a hotel. As well as 24-hour access to a private chef, sommelier and residents’ Rolls Royce, those living in Mayfair Park Residences can also enjoy a 10,000 sq ft health club, featuring a fully-equipped gym, a 20m swimming pool, treatment rooms and a sauna, all of which are serviced by the hotel.
Chester Square, SW1W
This eight-bedroom home on Belgravia’s Chester Square has been fully refurbished to make the most of the building’s grand architectural scale, with ceiling heights in the reception rooms reaching 3.5m. On the lower ground and basement levels is a range of lifestyle amenities, including a gymnasium with enough space for all of your exercise equipment. The room has been decorated with mirrored walls to help you keep an eye on your form, and there’s a spot on the wall for a television so you can catch up with your favourite series while you work out. Elsewhere, there’s a 10m swimming pool, a jacuzzi, sauna and treatment room. For those who prefer to exercise outdoors, the square’s private garden offers an enviable stretch of green space in the heart of central London.
The Mansion, W1
The Mansion in Marylebone was Clivedale’s first residential scheme in the capital, and the developer certainly kicked off proceedings with a bang. The 23-home property benefits from 6,500 sq ft of amenity space, which includes a 25m swimming pool, a fitness studio fitted with Technogym equipment, private treatment rooms, a steam room and a western red cedar sauna. The development has been given the seal of approval by wellbeing aficionado Bamford, which not only supplies all of the bath and body products used within the building, but also offers treatments from its expert therapists in The Mansion spa.
Chelsea Park Gardens, SW3
This family home in Chelsea has been meticulously refurbished and, unusually for a property of its style, fitted with a range of spa facilities and entertaining spaces. Wide and low-built, the house has large, spacious rooms throughout, with six double bedrooms and five bathrooms. The master suite and its adjoining dressing room and bathroom encompass the entire first floor, while a loft space has the potential to be converted into a seventh bedroom. A family room on the lower ground floor leads to a number of entertaining spaces, including a large wine cellar and bar. There’s also a spacious gymnasium overlooking a small patio, which leads onto the jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
Chapel Street, SW1X
Available to rent fully-furnished, this five-bedroom townhouse on Belgravia’s Chapel Street is spread across four floors, with a private gym found to the rear of the lower ground floor. Boost your cardio using the cross-trainer and running machine before retiring to the adjoining massage room to ease any sore muscles. The rest of the property is modern and bright, with several large reception rooms, walk-in wardrobes and a large multi-level garden.
£30,000 per month, kfh.co.uk