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Top five hidden treasures for showering on the go in London

As anyone knows, there are showers and there are showers, and the difference between a good one and a bad one can really change how you feel about your day. It’s not even just about the shower itself, it’s about the whole experience around it; the free wifi, the quality of the coffee, the ambience... Here are FlowFinder’s top five hidden treasures for showering on the go in London…

Porchester Centre, Queensway

Situated in the heart of London, the Bayswater Porchester Centre offers something for everyone and after its recent £1.2million refurbishment there is plenty on offer. It includes a 140 station gym, two swimming pools, three group exercise studios, squash court, a spa and meeting rooms in a beautiful building just off Queensway. Towels are £1.60 so that’s one less thing to carry, and a locker is an extortionate 20p, so while you’re here it’s worth an upgrade to enjoy the facilities if you have time. If not, it adds a little extra sparkle to your shower on the go. assing shower this is a great place to stop.

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Seymour Leisure Centre, London W1

In a wonderfully central location close to Edgware Road and Baker Street, the Seymour Leisure Centre’s facilities include a 100 station gym, 30-metre swimming pool, a climbing wall, fitness classes, sports hall, jungle gym, nursery, spa and beauty salon. Alongside that rather exhaustive list, they also offer activities such as football, basketball, badminton, volleyball, squash, table tennis, swimming lessons, personal training, beauty treatments, physiotherapy and martial arts. There’s even bouldering AND you can hire all the equipment. There’s definitely a lot going on here and considering the location, and with towels at £1.80 and lockers at £1.00, it’s a great place to take advantage of so much in central London. Take a friend and make an evening of it!

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Oasis Sports Centre, Covent Garden

Located in the heart of the West End, this venue has London’s only heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as a 140 station gym with a dedicated functional training zone, three squash courts, and two studios hosting a range of fitness classes such as yoga and Pilates. This is a little gem tucked away in Covent Garden and a great place to stop off and make the most of the wide selection of activities on offer. Whilst your in town check it out!

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Marshall Street Leisure Centre, London W1

Situated in the heart of central London just off Oxford Street, this wonderful centre resides in a restored 1930s building complete with original marble floors. This beautiful Grade II listed centre has a fitness suite as well as a spa area, so whether you want to use everything or simply swing by to freshen up the choice is yours. Towels and lockers are both £1, and it’s wonderfully convenient to get to whilst in central London, not far from Oxford Circus. The beautiful building is an experiential bonus.

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Golden Lane Sports & Fitness

Including a gym, swimming pool and tennis courts in the City of London, Golden Lane is operated by the Fusion group, a highly experienced sports and leisure organisation whose attitude is to get you healthy and active. A registered charity means Fusion reinvests to improve and develop what's on offer in the community, so by stopping off here you will be adding to that as well – which is a bonus. Towels are £1 and the vibe is modern and functional, so it’s got an all round thumbs up for convenience and feel good factor.

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