With the London marathon fast approaching, the capital is full of joggers desperately trying to get in shape before the big day. Here at Travelzoo, we too are big fans of healthy living; you'll usually find half the office in the gym at lunchtime, or venturing out to an exercise class.
However, we love finding activities that get us out and about in the fresh air. A good old-fashioned run along the Thames is always a great idea; one of our favourites starts at Tower Bridge and follows the river for about three miles all the way to Westminster. Attempting to distract us en route is the 5-star Royal Horseguards hotel on Whitehall, home to acclaimed restaurant One Twenty One Two, where Travelzoo subscribers can reward their hard work with a 5-course gourmet meal for two and a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne each, all for £85 instead of £179.
A brisk walk in London is never dull, but seeing the sights on two wheels is also a fun way to get fit. Mind the Gap's Travelzoo deal for a guided bicycle tour of Richmond, including entry to Hampton Court Palace, is available for £45 instead of the usual £69, and ideal for spring.
If you don't want to stray too far from your training schedule, then a spa or pamper day is perfect, enabling you to get in a gym workout and/or a light lunch or relaxing treatment while catching up with friends. K West Hotel & Spa in West London is offering access to its spa and gym plus a 2-course lunch or dinner, all for £35 -- that's 54% off the regular value. Named as London's Best Hotel for Wellbeing by The Guardian and a finalist in the Best Hotel Spa category at the 2012 Good Spa Awards, K West's fitness suite includes a hydrotherapy pool with built-in massagers, a sauna, a sanarium and an aromatic herbal steam room, as well as London's first Snow Paradise -- a room kept at -15°C with powder snow to stimulate the circulation.
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