Leisure centres

Go ahead for magnificent new leisure centre

Plans for a magnificent new leisure centre in North Kensington were given the go ahead on 26 September by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Please note: Kensington Leisure Centre is now closed.

Please see the list below for alternative facilities to use during the redevelopment of Kensington Leisure Centre:

(Please note this is a temporary telephone number while the centre is undergoing refurbishment works)


Chelsea Sports Centre

The centre retains its historical charm, while offering a wide range of modern leisure, fitness and sporting activities for local residents and visitors alike. The centre is managed by Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), on behalf of the Council. For more information, see GLL Chelsea.

Opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 8pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 10pm
  • Bank Holidays: 8am to 10pm

Redevelopment of Chelsea Sports Centre

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Better are delighted to announce that they will be undertaking an exciting new redevelopment at Chelsea Sports Centre.

The scheme, which will see £1.36 million invested into the centre, will provide a new health and fitness facility and large multi use studio with dedicated male and female changing rooms. The new facility will increase the centre’s capacity to 70 stations of the latest Technogym fitness equipment. The centre reception will also be refurbished and fast track access kiosks will be installed.

The fantastic scheme will be completed in a phased approach commencing Monday 11 November 2013 and will be fully completed by Summer 2014.

In order to create the much needed additional gym space, the current sports hall will be closed to allow the build of a mezzanine gym level with the new changing rooms and studio beneath. The sports hall will permanently close to the public from Monday 11 November 2014. If you were a user of the sports hall then the Chelsea management team will be in touch with you to help you find an alternative facility. The existing gym, pool and changing rooms will all remain open during the development works.

The Royal Borough’s Cabinet agreed the investment stating; “Getting more people to work out is precisely why we have ordered this refit and it also why we are building a brand new centre in North Kensington which we intend to be the very best in the Capital.”

Cllr Tim Ahern, Cabinet member for leisure added “We want our residents to have more years of good health and one of the keys to that is exercise.”

Members will be kept updated on the developments as they progress, via a development update board in reception. If you would like to receive our updates via email please register by emailing chelsea.enquiries@gll.org

Finally, two ‘Meet the Manager’ sessions have been arranged to discuss the project on Wednesday 20 November and Wednesday 18 December 6pm – 8pm, meeting in the Centre reception. We would very much like you to join us.


Welcome to your local community fitness centre

Leisure pass

The Leisure pass is a concessionary membership for eligible residents in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: read more.