Sports and leisure

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In Camden there are lots of opportunities for keeping fit and active through a wide range of sports and leisure activities.

Camden active health team

The Camden active health team can advise you on how to fit physical activity into your daily routine and help you find free and low cost activities at locations near you. For more information, please contact the Active health team.

If you have a health issue (e.g. heart problems, lung problems, osteoporosis, weight problems), speak to your doctor for a referral for an 8 week free specialist activity programme.

Camden sports directory

You can use the Camden sports directory to search for your nearest facility or club. The directory covers everything from archery to volleyball.
Camden sports centres

There are five sports centres in Camden boasting the latest equipment, exercise studios, pools and full programmes of classes for people of all ages and abilities:

Outdoor gyms

Outdoor gyms are a new way to look at health and fitness. They can include much of the same equipment found in an indoor gym and are free to use.


Free swimming is available for Camden residents aged 60+, weekdays 7am-12pm at our Better leisure centres. Residents should present their freedom pass or centre membership card to gain free admission. 

There are also swimming facilities and clubs for people with disabilities.

Better Health and Fitness card

If you exercise regularly, you can save money and take advantage of extra benefits available through the Better Health and Fitness membership. GLL manage: Kentish Town Sports Centre, Oasis Sports Centre, Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre and Pancras Square Leisure Centre.

Membership options

Pre-paid membership

  • Payments can be made on a monthly or annual basis, enabling you to enjoy unlimited use of a range of facilities without having to pay each time you visit.
  • If you intend to use the facilities more than twice a week, a prepaid membership could save you money.

Pay and play memberships

  • If you are an occasional user, this type of membership would suit you. You pay a low annual membership fee and then pay for activities at a discounted rate as and when you use them.
  • Remember, you don't need to be a member to use the services or participate in activities, but it might save you money over the long term.
  • For a full list of activities, prices, detail and benefits of membership see the guide to leisure centres in Camden

Sport for people with disabilities

  • There are a range of sports activities available to people with a range of abilities across all ages.
  • There are sessions for people to try new sports and for those looking to develop skills, access competitions and take sport more seriously. Find out more about  
  • Find out more about sport for people with disabilities.

Disability card

  • The disability card carries many of the benefits of the other health and fitness cards, but is only offered to those who are eligible for disability living allowance (DLA).
  • The card allows you and a carer free entry to the fitness centre, swimming pools and group exercise classes.
  • To prove that you are a Camden resident you must bring in two official documents with your current address on it. (e.g. utility bill, council tax book or bank statement). You must also bring in evidence of receiving a disability living allowance. (e.g. a recent letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or a disabled bus pass)
  • If you are buying this membership for a child you must also bring in their birth certificate or passport.

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