Sports and leisure


There are plenty of ways to keep fit and healthy in Hackney.

Leisure centres

Join one our high quality leisure centres and take advantage of the range of facilities available:

Swimming pools

Visit one of our excellent swimming pools:

Free swimming in Hackney

Under 18s, over 60s, disabled people and their carers can swim for free across the borough, all year round at Britannia Leisure Centre, Clissold Leisure Centre and Kings Hall Leisure Centre. Disabled people and their carers can also swim for free at London Fields Lido.

For more information on facilities, courses, cost and membership please see Better or contact us.

Sport for young people

There are many sports activities for young people in Hackney, such as various running events and the annual London Youth Games.

New age games - sport for the over 50s

The new age games is a fun sports activity programme open to all Hackney residents aged 50+. Its aim is to encourage older people to try out new sports such as archery, swimming, aerobics and cycling. 

After-stroke exercise programme

Fit 4 health is a programme to help sufferers of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It aims to improve clients' weight loss, blood pressure, strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and happiness. 

ONE YOU community fitness and cooking classes

Our borough-wide programme of free and affordable fitness and 'cook and eat' classes taking place in estates and parks. ONE YOU classes.

Sports grants, employment and training

We award sports grants to athletes, clubs and coaches in Hackney to help them achieve their potential. There are also a range of sports employment and training opportunities on offer.

Hackney sports awards

The Hackney sports awards recognise the achievements of the borough's sporting talent who have participated at local, county or national levels over the past year.

Sports clubs, pitches and courts

Book or find out about our sports clubs, pitches and courts.

Walking, running and cycling

With its beautiful parks and open spaces, Hackney is a great place to walk and run. Hackney is also a great place to cycle. We provide 2 hours' free cycle training and we also have a cycle loan scheme

Athlete support programme

The GLL Sport Foundation helps young talented athletes achieve their full sporting potential by reducing sporting costs while making sport easier to access.

Further information


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