Detailed Accessibility Information

We want customers who have additional needs to feel comfortable to access our centre. As part of this, we have engaged AccessAble, who work with over 100 disability groups, to create a detailed accessibility report that includes facts, figures and pictures of any areas that our customers may need to access. This way, our users can feel confident about how they can access the centre before they attend. 

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Football Pitches

Hackney Marshes is already internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday League Football, with over 70 matches played every week involving dozens of teams in multiple leagues. 

There are several pitches which are available for use by leagues, schools, community groups and residents. 

Other sports facilities include one show pitch, 8 junior football pitches and up to 12 mini pitches.

Rugby Pitches

There are 3 rugby pitches at Hackney Marshes which are available for use by leagues, schools, community groups and residents.

Cricket Pitches

Hackney Marshes have 3 grass cricket pitches and 7 non-turf cricket pitches which are available for use by leagues, schools, community groups and residents.

For bookings and enquiries, click the button below to contact us via email.

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Conference and Meeting Rooms

Hackney Marshes Centre has 3 excellent rooms specifically catering for conferences, training or meetings.

Fully equipped with a seating plan to suit, audio/visual equipment and on-site caterers.

To book a conference room please call 0208 986 7955 or email us here.

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Bar and Roof Terrace

A licensed bar with an open viewing terrace is available at the Hackney Marshes Centre, providing a great vista across the Marshes and a chance to watch the sporting activities. Looking for a fantastic venue in East London for your next event?

Our fully licensed and modern bar/function area holds up to 300 people, and is available for hire for your special event. We can host birthday parties, engagements, wedding receptions, wakes, sporting events, award nights, social nights and any other private function. 

Our large sun terrace looks over the famous pitches on the Hackney Marshes, giving a fantastic back drop to enjoy. We can offer in-house catering to suit your needs, or you can bring in external caterers subject to certain conditions. Our dedicated Event Manager is also available to assist with making your event extra special, and everything that you wish for.

Discounts on hire costs are available for sporting teams, clubs or leagues that play at Hackney Marshes regularly. Availability is limited, so early booking is recommended. For more information or to make a bookingm please email us here.

Alternatively, just drop by and relax after exploring the areas walking and cycling routes. 

Gainsborough Playing Fields

Hackney Marshes is home to the Gainsborough Playing Fields.

At the Gainsborough Playing Fields, you will have access to:

  • 5v5 3G Football Pitch (floodlit)
  • 9v9 Polymetric Football Pitch (floodlit)
  • A Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), with floor markings indicating goal areas and half way lines. Various sports and activities can also be played in the MUGA, including Netball,Tennis and Basketball (floodlit)

These pitches and games area offer courses for adult and junior leagues, as well as friendly matches.


To book please email us here.


Operating hours:

  • Mon - Fri: 5.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Sat - Sun: 9.00am - 5.00pm