A full loop around the park is 4.3 miles (7km) (including Kensington Gardens), however the Serpentine provides the perfect spot for 2 mile loops. If you enjoy running with others or in larger groups, there are many running groups around London, however the Serpentine Running Club meet every Saturday and Wednesday.

Visit the Serpentine Running Club Website

Plan your running route

Hyde park Outdoor Fitness Classes

There are hundreds of companies organising outdoor fitness and boot camps. Be Fearsome offer classes for all abilities and you will be offered three difficulty levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced, a great way to meet like-minded people and classes run every day at different times.

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Swimming in the Serpentine

The Serpentine sits in the middle of Hyde Park and is a refreshing place to take a swim as-well as having many healing benefits including better sleep, boosted immune system and increased happiness. The Lido is open until the 5th September 2021 and operates during 10am-2pm. Admission price is £5 per 45 minute session.


If you’re looking for indoor exercise classes or an indoor gym, there’s a PureGym a 15-minute walk away from the VSC. PureGym, Marylebone offers day passes for £11.99 per day or you can sign up to their monthly membership for £34.99 per month and it allows you access to hundreds of other PureGyms around the UK.

Visit the Puregym website

Paddle boarding at Paddington Basin

Just up the road from the VSC, you can now have stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons or if you're an expert feel free to hire your own board and explore the canals of Little Venice. Active360 run weekly lessons at Paddington Basin on a Tuesday evenings at 19.00.  They also run private lessons. 

To book, please visit their website

VSC Bike Hire

Hire a VSC Bike and cycle around the city at your own pace. 

We have taken on two bikes that Member's can hire for half a day or a day whilst staying at the Club.

The bikes have come from Bikeable, a brand new start up offering  branded bikes to hotels around London and has been founded by Joeseph Hannaby, a former RAF Pilot now turned entrepreneur.

Click here for more information and to book your bike

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