Hattie Lloyd 25/04/19

Best Boxing Classes in London

From the boxing’s origins in 3000 BC Egypt to being one of the more popular forms of exercise for London’s lycra-laden, kombucha-sipping gym-dwellers, boxing has stood the test of time.

In fact, its only brief hiatus came after the fall of the Roman Empire, when boxing gloves were covered in metal studs (the winner being the lucky contestant who didn’t die). Today however, boxing interludes are filled with the motivational chants of sculpted instructors and sips of activated charcoal water. And below is a comprehensive list of the very best boxing classes in London, where you can find just that…


Kobox boxing London

At first glance, you might mistake KOBOX for an Ibiza nightclub thanks to the neon-lit underground setting and high frequency music. Their 50-minute classes are high-intensity sessions that incorporate equal amounts of boxing and either a leg, core, or full body workout by the walls surrounding the water-filled boxing bags.

Locations: Chelsea, Marylebone | Price: £22 a class, or passes starting at £100/month | Book a KOBOX class


BXR boxing London

Launched in 2018, BXR offers some of the more high-end boxing classes in London. The gym’s all about offering members the same standard of training that professional athletes receive; even if you’re just an amateur yourself. The changing rooms alone are worthy of a visit, and if you become a member, you’ll also have access to their state-of-the-art steam room, sauna and ice basin.

Locations: Marylebone, The City | Price: You’ll need to apply for BXR membership. Mark Ronson’s on the committee, so he’s basically deciding your fate.

BLOK London

blok boxing gym

A good place to start if you’re a total boxing beginner, BLOK’s boxing classes help to refine your technique on the punching bags whilst also incorporating some mat work to keep your heart rate up. You can also try your hand at several boxing variations, including box & bell, boxcon and sparring.

Locations: Clapton, Shoreditch, Leyton | Price: From £15/class | Book a BLOK class


1rebel Boxing London

1Rebel’s aptly named ‘Rumble’ class is a ‘cardio boxing battle’, which incorporates 45 minutes of strength and conditioning drills alongside a combination of punch bag routines; all while listening to pulse-thumping, club-style music. Once you’ve reached the other side, however, you’ll be able to relax in their luxurious changing rooms – boasting tri-temperature towels amongst other obvious necessities…

Cost? £12 for a ‘Fresh Meat’ first timer’s session

Address: Bayswater, Southbank, Angel, Victoria, St Mary Axe and Broadgate


12x3 boxing London

Founded by ex-UK national boxers Darren Barker and Ryan Pickard, 12×3 offers a more technical, personalised approach, opting for either one-to-one training classes or group sessions with a maximum class size of four people.

Cost? 1 session starts at £25; or £75 with a personal coach

Address: Aldgate and Paddington


Flykick boxing London

Focussing more on the foot-to-pad route, Flykick offers a full body workout through the combination of HIIT, core exercises, kickboxing and finally mindfulness. The synergy between a healthy mind and body is echoed throughout the vast, bright and airy 5,000-square-foot space, alongside their eco-conscious attitude – they avoid selling any single use plastic, instead using re-usable packaging and recycling water bottles.

Cost? A trial class costs £10

Address: 350 Euston Road


KXU boxing London

Part gym, part medi-spa (think massages, aesthetic clinics, cryo-therapy chambers and infrared saunas, amongst others), KXU has it all… including a high-intensity boxing class, NOK OUT. If you’re looking to make up a few of the calories you just lost, you can also head over to their in-house Nutrition Bar; serving up a variety of fresh and seasonal meals alongside a selection of juices and smoothies.

Cost? 1 class is £26

Address: 241 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

So, go forth into the world of boxing equipped with this knowledge in tow; and if you’re feeling particularly competitive, perhaps consider bringing along a pal or your partner…

…Just make sure that you’re the one who’s punching.

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