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Our base for fitness courses and qualifications in east London is the Thistle City Barbican. While a hotel first and foremost, this venue contains an Otium Health and Leisure Club, fully equipped with everything our students need to excel with their practical training. State of the art conference facilities provide a great space for the classroom elements of the course.

Located in Clerkenwell, Islington, the nearest tube station is Angel which is on the Northern line. The venue itself is only five minutes walk from the station. If you’re travelling to your training by car, street parking is available and this is free on Sundays. There is an NCP car park nearby and this will incur a charge.

For those students staying over during their training, Thistle City Barbican is a 4-star hotel which will no doubt provide a comfortable night’s rest during your course. You can a secure a 15% discount on the best available rate on an overnight stay by calling 0800 330 8002 and mentioning “Health and Fitness Education” when booking. Alternatively, there are several budget hotels nearby.

For food and refreshments during your course, the bar and lounge area are available to HFE students. You are more than welcome to bring your own lunch but this must be consumed outside the venue or in the classroom.

At the end of your training days, or during your lunch break, you’re free to use the leisure facilities within the hotel. These include a swimming pool, sauna, steam and a well-equipped gym.

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