About Our Studio

Learn More About Pilates Central and Pilates Classes N1

Pilates Central provides a state-of-the-art Pilates studio based in the heart of Islington.

Why us?

Our Teachers Are Top of Their Profession

All our teachers have had exceptional training and experience. Pilates taught by someone without proper training can be dangerous.

Our Pilates is Custom-Made – Not One Size Fits All

We first assess you as an individual and then design a bespoke programme to meet your precise needs.

Whatever your age or fitness level, we devise a Pilates programme to suit you. We then refine and develop your programme as your strength and skills grow.

Read what our clients think.

Our Pilates Helps Clients With Medical Needs

Pilates may now have become something fashionable but a high proportion of our clients come to us by medical referral

– because they have bad backs, necks, shoulders, joints or other physical problems.

Read more on how Pilates can help those with back pain.

Our Studio is Stunning

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Pilates Central occupies a stunning building, with plenty of space and natural light. It has state-of-the-art facilities, which make it one of the best-equipped studios in the world.

Experienced Professionals

Other Therapists on Site

Pilates Central shares a building with a range of other physical therapists, including a top physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropodist/podiatrist, masseur and more.

More information on Clinic Central.


Easing back pain

How pilates can help with your back, neck and joint aches and pains. Play the video and find our how Pilates helps with back and joint pain.


Our Location is Superb

Pilates Central is just off Upper Street and Essex Road in the heart of London in Islington, N1, five minutes from Angel tube – but also within easy reach of King’s Cross, Clerkenwell, The Barbican and the City of London.

We are within a couple of miles of Holloway, Highbury, Camden, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury, Holborn, Shoreditch, Old Street, Moorgate and Farringdon.

We are also easily accessible from  anywhere in North London or Central London.

More information on how to find us.


Pilates and ageing

Using pilates to strengthen your bones, straighten your posture and protect yourself from injury. Play our video to find out more.



What people say about us
  • All the teachers at Pilates Central inspire confidence.

    I have found the classes hugely beneficial. Physically, I feel stronger, fitter and more flexible and have twice the energy I had before. I also find I have a clearer mind and better sleep: the calming, balancing effects of Pilates are in a league of their own.

    All the teachers at Pilates Central inspire confidence. They approach the work in individual ways, but share in common a great depth of knowledge, experience and professionalism.

    Amanda Parker
  • I recommend Pilates Central unreservedly… The teachers are uniformly knowledgeable, skilled, gentle and friendly.

    I’m 69, with a body carrying many traces of rugby, skiing and boxing ‘impacts’. What made me start Pilates was a lower back problem.

    I decided I must find a way of (a) completely getting rid of the problem and (b) preventing it happening again. Pilates appeared to be the answer.

    Alex Van Rose, Musician
  • The thing about Pilates is that it works.

    Two years ago I first walked into Pilates Central in Islington. It suited me – a bad-back sufferer – because it was barely used and I could drop in at short notice and be guaranteed a berth to do my exercises.

    Now the studio is packed, often with more men than women. What unites us is that we are all there for medical reasons – from bad backs to whiplash injuries – with vanity being a lower priority.

    “The thing about Pilates is that it works. Like my studio mates, I’m saving the health service a fortune

    Charlotte Ross
    writing in The (London) Evening Standard
  • I recommend Pilates Central to anyone and everyone.

    I have been going to Pilates Central for three years now. I go two or three times a week and it always makes me feel better. The main other things I get from attending are better posture, alignment and awareness.

    The teachers are all trained to the same high standard and are focused on ensuring that each individual gets the most from their experience. All of the teachers are, in their different ways, really supportive – and challenging.

    The difference between a mat class and Pilates Central is that you have individual attention and your technique is ensured.

    I would, and do, recommend Pilates Central to anyone and everyone

    Margaret Harley
  • Not just very professional but warm, personal and tailored to your needs.

    I wanted to improve my bad posture and a friend suggested Pilates. Even during the initial assessment at Pilates Central I felt immediately in good hands and the benefits were obvious after a few sessions. Pilates Central is not just very professional and accommodating but also very warm, personal and tailored to your needs. (You even get a massage and hand-warming service thrown in occasionally!). Although I live in deepest South-West London and travel 50 minute each way, it is worth every minute of my time.

    Ilka Rauch
  • I can honestly say that Pilates has tripled my energy level.

    For 16 years I have done Pilates wherever I am in the world. In Islington I attend Pilates Central, and I can honestly say that Pilates has tripled my energy level.

    Sian Phillips, actor
  • Top-of-the-range equipment… Incredibly knowledgeable teachers.

    Pilates Central offers a unique experience; unlike in a group Pilates class, you can tailor your session to your exact needs. You get to use top-of- the-range equipment under the watchful eye of incredibly knowledgeable teachers. I love it and have noticed an immediate improvement in the way I feel.

    Milly Ayliffe
  • I cannot recommend Pilates Central highly enough.
    It has a quiet ease and elegance that belies its superb professionalism. The exercises are overseen by gentle and encouraging staff – exercises that really make a difference to weight, muscle-tone and well-being. I know what I am asking for and giving for Christmas; something that is a life-enhancing gift: pilates at Pilates Central.
    Jenny Littlewood