There are four pools at Crystal Palace:

Racing pool

This pool is 50 metres long by 20 metres wide, with 8 lanes and has a depth of 1.83m - 2.06m. Equipped with Swiss timing system, scoreboard and Ares software.  The racing pool can also accommodate water polo, synchronised swimming and octopus by arrangement.

Teaching pool

This pool is 18.28 metres long and 7.62 metres wide with a depth of 0.83 metres.

Training pool

This pool is 25 metres long and 12.5 metres wide with 6 lanes and has a depth of 0.9m - 1.0m. There is limited spectating in this area.

Diving pool

This pool is 20.11 metres long and 15.84 metres wide with a depth of 4.78 metres. There are two 1m spring boards, two 3 metre spring boards,  one 5m, 7.5m and 10m platform boards.


Our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone.  With over 100 stations including:

  • Cardio vascular Machines
  • Resistance Machines
  • Free Weights up to 40kg
  • Smith Machine
  • Squat Rack
  • TRX
  • Core functional training equipment
  • Dedicated Stretch area
  • Mutli Training Room

We have dedicated fitness instructors and personal trainers on the gym floor who will support your needs.


We have 2 Group Exercise studios at Crystal Palace.

Studio 1

This studio is 17.37 metres long by 10.36 metres wide.  The studio has a semi sprung wooden floor and has mirrors on one wall and arrange of aerobic equipment.

Studio 2

This studio is 13 metres long by 10 metres wide.  The studio has a semi sprung floor and has mirrors and ballet bars.

These studios are also suitable for birthday parties.

Athletics Stadium and Indoor Track

Athletics Stadium

The stadium has a 400 metre eight lane Tartan Track with full facilities for all track and field events.  The grass area on the infield is 95.1 metres long by 67.5 metres wide. This area can accommodate pitches for football. This area is floodlit. The stadium also accommodates seating for 16,500 people with 9,500 covered.

Indoor Track

The indoor track is 110 metres long by 10 metres wide. It houses a 6 lane 60m tartan surface track. This area also has pits for jumping and a throwing cage.

Sports Halls

The Main Arena

The main arena is 46 metres long by 29.18 metres wide and has a Junckers Sylva premium beech semi sprung floor. This area provides 6 badminton courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 basketball show court, 2 volleyball courts, 1 volleyball show court. This area can also accommodate 5 fighting areas 8 metres long by 5 metres wide.

There is bleacher seating for approximately 1500 people and other activities can be accommodated by arrangement depending on specification.

The North Balcony

The north balcony is 32 metres long by 17.00 metres wide and has a Junckers Sylva premium beech semi sprung floor. This area provides 4 badminton courts, 1 basketball court, 1 volleyball court and 2 fighting areas which are 8 metres long by 5 metres wide. There are also floor plates for Asymmetric bars for gymnastics.

This area is great for birthday parties and can accommodate other activities by arrangement.

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Tennis Courts

This area has got 4 outdoor hard court tennis courts.  The area can also accommodate netball. These courts are floodlit.


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Squash Courts

There are 3 squash courts which are 9 metres long by 6 metres wide. All of the courts have a semi sprung floor with a viewing gallery.


We have several pitches at Crystal Palace.

Bar Pitch

This is a sand based all weather pitch which is 88.4 metres long by 49.4 metres wide.  This area can house hockey, football, 5 a side football, korfball and Lacrosse.

Floodlighting is available.


The dome is a covered area which has a 3G rubber crumb base. The area is 54.4 metres long by 35.7 metres wide.  5 a side and 9 a side can be played.

North Pitch

The north pitch is 54.4 metres long by 37.6 metres wide.  It houses 2 uncovered 5 or 6 a side football pitches which would measure 37.3 metres long by 25.00 metres wide.  It also has a run off of 5.1 metres.

Indoor 5's

The Indoor 5 is a 3G rubber crumb covered area which is 43.13 metres long by 21.33 metres wide. Great for playing 5 a side football.

Climbing Wall

Our climbing wall is made up from converted squash courts which houses 2 rooms.  Room 1 has vertical panels and a featured boulder wall and a cave. Room 2 has a double over hang. The flooring is made up of thick cushioning.

The wall is suitable for beginners through to experienced climbers.


For more information contact the climbing wall on 0208 768 8112 or email crystal palaceclimbing@gll.org

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Training Halls

We have 2 training halls.  Both halls are 17.37 metres by 10.36 metres with cushioned backed lino.

Room 1 has 4 trampolines and room 2 has 1 trampoline and facilities for dry diving.

Beach Volleyball Courts

The beach is made up of 3 community beach volleyball courts which with suitable notice can be turned into 2 national / club courts or 1 international court. The sand was donated from the Olympic test event which was held in the horse guard’s parade in 2012.

There is a seating area and flood lights are available.

The Lodge Accommodation and Conferencing

The Lodge is an accommodation building which is adjacent to the Sports Centre and provides excellent value for money with options of single, twin and triple rooms. With 87 rooms and 144 beds across 10 floors with views over Crystal Palace Park and South London.

The lodge also has 3 lecture rooms

  • Park View has seating for up to 20 people
  • Lower Common Room has seating for up to 80 people
  • Paxton Suite has seating for up to 50 people.

The Main Centre also can accommodate meetings

  • Green Room has seating for up to 30 people
  • Multi Activity room has seating for 20 people but also can accommodate Table Tennis

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Our Creche Play & Learn for under 5's gives you the chance to take part in leisure activities, knowing your children are well-cared for. You can leave your child for up to 2 hours in any 24 hours. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Our Creche Play & Learn is Ofsted registered. This means that the Creche is regulated and inspected to ensure the care of the children who attend is of an excellent standard.


The cafe at Crystal Palace works in partnership with Baxter Storey, who runs the facility on our behalf. The cafe provides hot and cold snacks, sandwiches and beverages. They also can provide food for events, conferencing and birthday parties.