Leisure and sports centres
Our leisure and sports centres are managed in partnership with BETTER – a charitable social enterprise.
Visit BETTER Hackney to join a centre, book activities, see opening hours, facilities and location.
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There are a number of membership options available, including monthly direct debit (pre-paid membership) and Pay As You Go memberships.
For membership options and full details of all prices, visit BETTER memberships.
Discounted membership is available for anyone receiving:
- Housing benefit
- Income Support
- Job Seekers’ Allowance
- Working Families Tax Credit
- Carers Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Refugee Status
- Disability Personal Independence Payment
- Disabled ID Card
If you’re eligible for a discounted membership, visit BETTER concessionary membership.
Free swimming in Hackney
If you’re a Hackney resident and are under 18, over 60, disabled or a carer, you can swim for free, all year round, at Britannia Leisure Centre, Clissold Leisure Centre and Kings Hall Leisure Centre.
Visit your nearest leisure centre with proof of age and address and complete a short form. Your membership lasts for one year and you can renew it by completing the form again.
Britannia Leisure Centre is located in Shoreditch and boasts a wide range of state of the art facilities.
Visit BETTER – Britannia Leisure Centre to join, book activities, see opening times, facilities and location.
Clissold Leisure Centre is located near Clissold Park in Stoke Newington.
Visit BETTER – Clissold Leisure Centre to join, book activities, see opening times, facilities and location.
Hackney Marshes is known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with football, rugby and cricket pitches on North and South Marsh and Mabley Green.
Also, see our Hackney Marshes page.
Kings Hall Leisure Centre is located in Clapton and offers a wide range of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, a gym and a sports hall.
Visit BETTER – King’s Hall Leisure Centre to join, book activities, see opening times, facilities and location.
London Fields Lido is an outdoor pool in the north-west corner of London Fields Park
Visit BETTER – London Fields Lido to join, book activities, see opening times, facilities and location.
Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre is located between Dalston and London Fields.
Visit BETTER – Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre to join, book activities, see opening times, facilities and location.
Improvement work to resurface the New River Path starts 11 September 2023.
The pathway will be closed for around 2 months.
West Reservoir Water Sports Centre is a water sports and events venue located in Woodberry Down.
Visit BETTER – West Reservoir Centre to join, book activities, see opening times, facilities and location.