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Whatever your fitness goals, our spacious gym has all the facilities needed to help you achieve them. 

Our fully equipped, 130 station gym offers a range of fitness equipment for everyone. From cardiovascular machines, such as treadmills and rowers, to resistance equipment, free weights, dedicated stretching areas and fitness aids such as Swiss balls.

Enjoy the benefits of a single card for residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Greenwich One Card combines your library and leisure centre membership in one card and provides many exciting discounts in and around the borough. To find out more and apply visit our Greenwich One Card page.



There are 2 pools in the centre.

  • The Main Pool is 25m in length and is ideal for fitness or recreational swimming, as well as those wanting to learn to swim. Classes include: Swim Fit; Swim for All; Swim for All and Better Swim School; Swim for Women and Girls; Swim for 50+; Aqua Splash 


  • The Learner Pool has a maximum depth of 0.9m making it ideal for getting babies and young children into swimming. Classes include: Swim for All; Tots Water World; Swim for All and Better Swim School; Aqua Splash; Swim for Family


All Swimming Classes can be seen on the weekly programme timetable


Greenwich Centre has 2 studio's for use:

  • Studio 1: This studio is programmed with a range of Fitness Classes to vary your workout - from beginners to advanced level - in a fun and sociable environment.
  •  Studio 2: This studio 2 a beautiful space dedicated to calm classes. The features include temperature control and dimmable lights to make the most of the relaxing experience. It is fully equipped with mats, blocks, bands and balls so members can maximise their workout time.

All Fitness Classes can be seen on the weekly programme timetable



The new library is significantly bigger than the existing building at East Greenwich, and it will be the third largest in the borough. It will have longer opening hours - doubling the current opening times at East Greenwich Library - and lots more books and new computers for users.

It's been designed as a 'digital hub', with 48 new computers and children’s area with dedicated tablets for children to use. Staff will be on hand to help visitors make the most of the new IT suite, where they will find it easy and more efficient to access council services online.

Find out more about what is happening at the Greenwich Centre Library


Healthwise (GP Referral)

Better’s firm belief that physical activity can have a beneficial effect upon the health of an individual, underpins our commitment to the provision of a Physical Activity referral programme, ‘Healthwise’ within The Royal Borough of Greenwich.

This is a joint partnership project between Better and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to break down barriers to physical activity and to tackle health inequalities. The Better Health Team provide tailored physical activity and exercise programmes for patients with risk factors for medical conditions or for those with existing long term conditions at an affordable rate – it is a programme designed to help people manage and improve their health.



Our Creche 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. We're afraid any no-shows (including Prepaid members) will result in the full charge being made.

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

The Greenwich Centre Creche is open from Monday - Fridays 9.30am - 3.00pm



Activities and Courses - Under 5's

Toddlers Gymnastics

Open to children aged 3-5 years; these sessions are ideal to develop the following skills and abilities;

  • Enhance coordination, strength and agility
  • Develops fundamental movement patterns, balance and coordination
  • Provides the foundations for a lifetime of positive attitudes towards physical activity
  • Pathway to foundation level gymnastics for children aged 5+

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's party with us at The Greenwich Centre. We will ensure that it will be a day that your child will never forget.

Our friendly team will take the stress out of organising your child's party to make the event fun and enjoyable for all.

For more information on the above please Contact Us


Toddlers World

Toddler's World is a fun and interactive play session for both toddler and parents. Soft toys, building blocks, balance beams and the bouncy castle make this session a long standing favourite with the little ones. There is a range of equipment for your child to explore including; Soft play, inflatables, ladders, slides and much more...

Please remember for health and safety reasons, you need to make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing suitable for this activity.

We currently have 7 sessions per week, and aim to introduce new equipment throughout the year. All sessions are accompanied with nursery rhymes and provide a great way for parents and children to have fun together.


Toddlers Water World

Toddlers Water World is a a drop in session for children under 5 years old, where children and parents can sing along to songs and play with a variety of toys. Tot’s Water World is a water based version of Toddlers World which is a fantastic first step in helping your child feel confident in the water.  Tot’s Water World will help your child feel comfortable dipping theirs toes in the water and eventually move on to our Aqua Tot courses.

Please make sure you bring your swim wear and towel to any our swimming sessions.  Swimming equipment such as goggles, armbands and floats are available to purchase at reception. Changing and shower facilities are available for use before and after your swim.

For the safety of you and your child, we ask that you please follow pool rules at all times.


Sensory Cocoon World

Sensory Cocoon World offers development classes for babies (0-18 months)and their parents, in a tranquil pod enviroment. We currently have two sessions per week. 

Important skills your young one will learn in a sensory environment:

  • Mixing with other babies
  • Playing in a fun and safe area
  • Physical and visual development
  • Stimulation

Ask in centre for further information.


Toddlers Football

In conjunction with Charlton Athletic Football Club, The Greenwich Centre offers football courses for children aged between 3 and 5 years old. The courses are organised by FA qualified coaches provided by Charlton Athletic Football Club.

The sessions are fun, interactive and structured around small interactive drills and games to ensure your child develops the football fundamentals. For this session you need to make sure your child is wearing comfortable clothing and footwear.

*Customers can progress onto 5+ sessions at centres such as the Waterfront Leisure Centre and Coldharbour Leisure Centre.