Popular workout venue in London's other gay hot spot, Vauxhall
Set inside two railway arches just south of the river in gay-humpy/thrivey Vauxhall, this very popular 8,000-square-foot gym was started in May 1996 by Peter Gann and Phil Hathaway, who for 11 years ran is as London's only exclusively gay gym. The establishment is now 'male only' rather than gay-specific and features a generous selection of weight machines and free weights from an unsually large number of different suppliers. Plus a cardio area and a sauna. Has a certain pull with over-30 gay muscle bears, though decidedly more friendly than sexy/cruisy. Day passes are available. Located two minutes from Vauxhall tube station. After 19 years Paris Gym will be closing its doors on Friday 26 June 2015.