Leisure centres

Kensington Leisure Centre

Kensington Leisure Centre

Kensington Leisure Centre opened to the public on Monday 2 March 2015 and is a result of a £29.4m investment from the Council.

Work began back in December 2012 and the new centre replaces one built in the mid 1970s, which itself replaced the Victorian Lancaster Road baths. Despite a major refurbishment in 2001 the facilities were simply not tailored to the health needs and pastimes of local people.

The new centre is one of the finest in the Capital with a state-of-the-art 120 station gym boasting the latest cardio and resistance machines, free weights and functional fitness kit from Technogym and D2F.

Other highlights of the new fully accessible leisure centre include:

  • a 25-metre, eight-lane swimming pool for teaching and swimming at all levels
  • 250-seat spectator gallery
  • 20-metre teaching pool with mobile floor
  • eight-court multi-use hall
  • two Squash courts
  • two fitness studios
  • sauna/steam facilities with treatment rooms.

Kensington leisure centre







Kensington Leisure Centre, 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool 

Kensington Leisure Centre opening times and contact information

Day Opening Times
Monday - Friday 06:30 - 22:00
Saturday - Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Address: Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Road W10 6EX
Telephone: 020 3793 8210

For more information and to check swim times please visit: www.better.org.uk/kensington 

Chelsea Sports Centre

As part of our commitment to continually improve services at our leisure centres, GLL and The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have recently been discussing a possible £1.7m development project to improve both the swimming pool hall and the changing rooms. 

For further information read the 'Consultation events for pool hall and changing room improvement plan'. 

Kensington Leisure Centre gym

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.

Chelsea Sports Centre - Opening times and contact information

Day Opening Times
Monday - Friday 06:30 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
Bank Holidays 08:00 - 22:00

Address: Chelsea Manor Street, Chelsea SW3 5PL
telephone: 020 7352 6985

Leisure pass

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

Our Committment

GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) provides the services at these Centres on the behalf of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Find out more about Our Committment.