With 123 clubs across the UK and Europe, David Lloyd Leisure is a leading health, sport and leisure provider

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About David Lloyd Clubs

David Lloyd Leisure is Europe’s leading health, sport and leisure group, with 123 clubs - 100 clubs in the UK (including 3 Harbour Clubs), a further 23 across the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.

Our clubs provide the perfect destinations to stay fit and healthy as a family. Facilities include state-of-the-art gyms, heated indoor and outdoor pools, top-class racquets facilities, well-equipped group exercise studios and luxurious spas. And if you need a place to meet with friends or enjoy a bite to eat, our clubs also feature large and inviting spaces to work, relax and socialise.

We’re proud to welcome more than 660,000 members and currently employ over 8000 people, including leading experts in fitness, racquet sports and swimming.

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Our specialities

Our health clubs provide members with a wide range of facilities and services, delivering an overall health and wellness experience which offers much more than just a first-rate gym.

Across our clubs, you can enjoy:

  • Swimming - heated indoor and outdoor pools, and lessons provided by fully qualified instructors.
  • Fitness classes - we offer a diverse range of group exercise classes.
  • State-of-the-art gyms & expert Personal Trainers
  • Racquets - match quality tennis and racquets facilities, and expert tennis coaching
  • Spa - luxury spa facilities
  • Clubrooms - spacious areas to eat, drink and socialise
  • Kids activities & crèche - a safe and active environment for family
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Our Values

We’re passionate about making our clubs a comfortable and welcoming place to come together with friends, family and fellow members to maintain physical and mental health and wellness.

Modern lives are now busier than ever and finding meaningful time for those we care about the most can be difficult. Even when we do, we are still competing for full attention with the likes of social media and easy access to film and TV. At David Lloyd Clubs, we believe that we can provide the perfect place for ‘We Time’ – precious, quality time spent together with friends and family in a positive, active environment.

Our clubs are also a place to relax and socialise and we encourage the sense of community and belonging that being part of a club can generate. Whether that’s with some quiet time in our serene spa facilities, getting to know new people by regularly attending a group exercise class, chatting to fellow members in the spa, or using our Clubrooms to meet as a group for coffee, at David Lloyd Clubs, we’re much more than just a gym.

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Our history

David Lloyd Leisure was founded in 1984 by former professional tennis player David Lloyd, who sought to create high-quality fitness destinations suitable for the whole family. He recognised that the UK had very few indoor sport and leisure facilities, so created a pioneering concept of combining fitness and tennis in a family-friendly environment.

The very first David Lloyd Club to open its doors was David Lloyd Heston – a club which is still open and operating today. By 1995 there were 18 clubs in the UK, at which point the business was bought by British leisure giant Whitbread. David Lloyd Leisure was then purchased by private equity firm TDR in 2013, and since then our total number of clubs has increased from 90 to 123 through a combination of acquisition and new builds.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

As Europe’s leading health, sports and leisure group, David Lloyd Clubs has been helping families lead healthy and active lives for more than 30 years. We recognise the importance of our role and responsibility in contributing to a healthy society and a sustainable environment.

We have taken some very significant steps in this area, that demonstrate our commitment to the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) principles that increasingly underpin our entire business strategy.

A crucial part of our community responsibility is our work with numerous charities. We have recently launched our charity initiative ‘DL Giving’ which is all about us giving back to local causes, where our clubs are based, chosen and supported by our members and our team, whether that’s through fundraising or volunteering.

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