1: The Berkeley Hotel Health Club & Spa
The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge boasts the one and only rooftop swimming pool in West London.
Heated and covered according to the weather, the swimming pool is a genuine haven of tranquility. Enjoy breathtaking views of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge while you swim a few lengths in the 10m x 5m pool.
Children are only allowed at specific times and guests can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and freshly squeezed fruit juices by the sun loungers, or even order a whole meal.
Guests: £45 for 4 hour access / All day £65 (inc. spa + gym access)
Membership: Annual from £1500 to £3300 + £525 joining fee.
Wilton Place, SW1X. http://bit.ly/ozxnRI
2: Peak Health Club & Spa at Jumeirah Carlton Towers
The tropical touch can be quite enchanting, especially once the winter months arrive. While you are there take a peek at the spa voted “Top Ten UK Day Spa ’08′” by Conde Nast Traveller as well as the gym which boasts amazing views of the city skyline. Availability of memberships is strictly limited to ensure a calm atmosphere for all guests.
Guests: £65 / day
Membership: Up to £450/month for full amenities access.
Cadogan Place, SW1X. http://bit.ly/rfRteH
No need to leave the heart of London’s West End to take a dip in luxurious surroundings. The Piccadilly Health Club & Spa at Le Meridien Piccadilly offers access to a 13x12m pool with dark blue ceramics and fountains large enough to make you feel like you are always alone in the water. Worth noting for those of you who care about what’s below the surface, the pool’s depth is a rather rare 2m.
Guests: Daily access for £25/day
Membership: From £295 for 3 months + £125 join in fee (6 and 12 months memberships also available)
21 Piccadilly W1J. http://bit.ly/nCzpBV
4: Spa & Health Club at the Landmark London Hotel
The Grande Dame Hotel is right on Marylebone Road and offers access to a 15m semi ozone heated indoor pool. Indulge yourself in a tranquil atmosphere with serene lighting after work and unwind in the whirlpool after a few strokes.
We love the sauna with glass windows right by the pool.
Daily access: £40
Membership: From £108 monthly + £125 join in fee.
222 Marylebone Rd, NW1. http://bit.ly/q6gqOa
5: Chuan Health Club at the Langham
Last but not least on our list is The Langham Hotel – otherwise known as Europe’s first Grand Hotel – which recently underwent an £80m renovation.
The Chuan Health Club & Spa offers access to a modern 16m indoor heated swimming pool which sits at the exact location of the building’s old Bank Vault. Take a peek at the salt sauna before jumping in the water.
Guests: £40 for daily access.
Membership: From £155 monthly + £200 join in fee.
1c Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B. http://bit.ly/pkpl82