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Islington leisure centres

Find leisure centres and pitches in Islington, where they are, how to join and improvements


Islington Council has seven leisure centres and nine courts and pitches across the borough which are managed by GLL (also called Better). 

Leisure centres

The leisure centres are fully accessible to disabled people. 

Courts and pitches

These and other courts and pitches can be booked through Playfinder

Membership and free day pass

GLL offers a range of memberships. This includes a concessionary rate for residents who have a disability or receive benefits, under 16s, full-time students and senior citizens.

Claim a free day pass to try out the leisure centres.

Developments at leisure centres

  • Islington Council plans to redevelop Finsbury Leisure Centre to provide a new leisure centre, council homes, healthcare, childcare and energy facilities.
  • After the fire at Highbury Leisure Centre in September 2018, the swimming pools as well as the health and fitness and changing room provision has been rebuilt and transformed. Discover more on the Better Gym Highbury Leisure Centre Redevelopment page


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