The first of the London David Lloyds visited, located inside a shopping center with incredibly direct links to the underground (Fulham Road station literally inside the shopping centre!) this was one of the easiest commutes to a London gym I have ever had!
Split across 2 floors this gym offers an impressive array of equipment for a central London gym though navigating your way around the facilities wasn’t the most straightforward of activities!
With the lower floor with changing rooms, café, studios, changing rooms and an indoor pool! (I was impressed I have to say) and the upper floor housing free weights, cardio, a large boxing studio by DL standards and an array of cable kit this is a well stock gym.
The free weights are in reasonable supply with a couple of cages for squat, 2 of each dumbell weights up to 50kg and though long mirrors are missing you can get one of the elusive "checking yourself out" spots to focus more. There isn't a huge range of plate loading machines but at least 1 of each of the standard affair along with a similar number of incline/flat benches.
Though again the layout here means you can end up doing a lot of farmers walk trying to locate and consolidate the plates you want which wasn't the most fun.
The one addition to this is the weird smith machine which tracks the bar forward and back (hadn't found one of these before!) which does give you the option to actually use it quite freely as another bench.
The separate cable room is incredibly well equipped with a great set of equipment though it is located quite out of the way of the free weights so super sets were a bit of a pain.
The cardio equipment though has to be mentioned for the widest and weirdest range I have found in a gym yet! Going from water rowers, to hand water rowers, to octane ellipticals! There is plenty of normal kit but I was very impressed by the random selection of equipment even if its only 2 of each I would say if you are after a more particular set for sport training it is definitely worth a look!
Again as other David Lloyds which got the refurbishment last year a synergy is present in the middle of the cardio area and the boxing room is well equipped to boot.
The changing rooms and other facilities as ever I lightly touched but were clean and in good repair.
I got the train but it would appear parking is not free here and is owned by the shopping center, though I doubt many people would be driving in if anyone could update me on this that would be fantastic!
Training first thing on a Saturday it was pretty quiet in the weights and cable areas. I was actually very impressed and the layout means you don't often feel crowded.
Not visited at other times.
Free weights area
3 squat racks (2 with deadlift platforms)
1 flat bench, 1 incline, 1 decline
4 free benches
Dumbells up to 50kg x2 at each weight
Set of plate machines including
Cable machines including
Cable cross over
Overall massive range of cables in separate room very good
Studios (inc spin)
Free weights area
Not sure if this is a home DL if the pricing will be more premium as I believe some London ones are
Standard DL is around £81 a month for multi gym so worth negotiating
Has solid wifi which as a member is useful in London
The parking is going to be pricey if you are mad enough to drive in London
I cannot state how easy this is for the tube!!!