The Village Gym Preservation Society

HARK the timing of this! That man Ray Davies again, last seen being typically Ray Daviesy at his local theatre, was asked by the Evening Standard magazine on Friday which London building he’d like to be locked in overnight. His answer: The Armoury gym in Hampstead. “Because I’d get to use all the equipment without waiting for other people to finish,” The Kinks man explains. “But only on the condition that they left the heat on and I had access to the snacks they keep stashed in a glass cabinet.”

It can’t have escaped Ray’s notice – his house in Highgate is a few steps from a New Journal dispenser for starters – that the much loved Armoury gym has been locked in a sell-off row with the council in recent weeks. 

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