Blok London was never meant to be a gym. When Ed Stanbury came across the disused Victoria tram depot, in 2015, he was looking for space for his construction business. The site, he decided, was too big and beautiful to be used as office and storage space for a construction company, so he approached his friend Max Oppenheim, a freelance fashion photographer, to discuss launching a photography studio.
"That was originally the plan for the business,” says Ed. “While we were doing that, we were doing boxing and yoga classes ourselves, and it occurred to us that maybe there was something more interesting to be done here."