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Kings Hall Leisure Centre

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. It’s operated by Better, a charity social enterprise.


  • fitness centre
  • swimming pools – main pool and teaching pool
  • group exercise classes
  • spin studio
  • programmable gym
  • junior gym
  • health suite – sauna and steam room
  • women-only sessions
  • men-only sessions
  • sports hall


  • accessible toilet
  • accessible parking
  • accessible changing facilities
  • ramp access



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: £2.80

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 – Kings Hall Leisure Centre.

Page updated on: 17 July 2019

Kings Hall Leisure Centre


39 Lower Clapton Road
E5 0NU


Opening times

  • Mon to Fri 6:30am - 10pm, Sat and Sun: 8am - 8pm
  • Christmas opening hours
  • Mon 18 - Fri 22 Dec: normal opening hours except: Wed 20 Dec: closed
  • Sat 23 Dec: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 24 Dec: 9am - 3pm
  • Mon 25 and Tue 26 Dec: Closed
  • Wed 27 Dec: 9am - 3pm
  • Thu 28 to Sat 30 Dec: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 31 Dec: 9am - 3pm
  • Mon 1 Jan: Closed
  • Tue 2 Jan: 9am - 5pm


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