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Summer in Hackney

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Britannia Leisure Centre

Britannia Leisure Centre is located in Shoreditch and boasts a wide range of facilities, including a gym, a swimming pool and 5-a-side football pitches. It’s operated by Better, a charitable social enterprise.


  • gym/fitness centre
  • climbing wall
  • sports hall
  • teaching pool
  • leisure pool with slide and wave machine
  • studio
  • health suite (sauna and steam)
  • aromatherapy room
  • outdoor tennis
  • 5-a-side football
  • netball courts
  • group exercise studio
  • squash courts (4)
  • women-only sessions
  • facilities for children’s parties


  • pool hoist
  • accessible toilet
  • accessible parking
  • accessible changing facilities
  • activities for people with disabilities
  • ramp access
  • lift
  • wheelchair access to poolside facilities



Included in pre-paid membership or:

  • non-member – adult: £5 and junior: £2.95
  • pay and play member – adult: £3.55 and junior: £2.05
  • pay and play concession member – adult and junior: £1.30

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. Simply 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.


Included in pre-paid membership. You must be a member to use the gym and you’ll need to have completed an induction.

  • pay and play member – adult: £7.30 and junior: £3.55
  • pay and play concession member – adult: £5 and junior: £2.50

Fitness class

Included in pre-paid membership or:

  • non-member – adult: £8.35 and junior: £4.90
  • pay and play member – adult: £5.85 and junior: £3.55
  • pay and play concession member – adult: £4.15 and junior: £2.45

Racquet sports

  • non-member – adult: £9.60 and junior: £5.75
  • pay and play member and pre-paid member – adult: £6.85 and junior: £4.05
  • pay and play concession member – adult: £4.80 and junior: £2.85

Health suite

  • pay and play member and pre-paid member – adult: £6.85
  • pay and play concession member – adult: £4.80

Membership options

There are a number of membership options available, including monthly direct debit (pre-paid membership) and pay and play memberships.

For the latest news, membership options and full details of all prices, please visit Better – Britannia Leisure Centre.

Fit 4 Health after-stroke exercise programme

Fit 4 Health is an exercise programme to help sufferers of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), and it’s now available at Britannia Leisure Centre. The programme aims to improve clients’ weight loss, blood pressure, blood sugar control, strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and happiness.

Page updated on: 17 July 2019

Britannia Leisure Centre


40 Hyde Road
N1 5JU


Opening times

  • Mon to Fri: 7am - 10pm
  • Sat and Sun: 8am - 8pm


Please note different parts of the centre may have different opening times. See Britannia Leisure Centre – timetable for more information.