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After the devastating fire at Highbury Leisure Centre back in September 2018, Better has been working with Islington Council to rebuild the centre and we look forward to reopening the centre as soon as restrictions allow better and stronger than ever.

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We are pleased to announce that as soon as we can reopen after government restrictions, we'll be ready to reopen out brand new refurbished pools: 

  • 25m competition pool
  • Teaching Pool

Lane Swimming
These swimming sessions are designed for people of all abilities aged 16+, who want to use swimming to improve their fitness and wellbeing. Lanes are usually marked out in the pool, for people who swim at different paces. Swim safety rules apply. Timetabled sessions in this category: Swim for Women; Swimming lessons; Water Workout (fitness class in the water)

Public Swim
These swimming sessions are for everyone to enjoy and offer a chance to have fun in the pool. Please note: Children under 8 must be accompanied by a swimming adult (over 16) at all times. A maximum of 2 under 8's to one adult. Swim nappies are available to buy at reception.

All Swimming Classes can be seen on the weekly programme when the centre reopens. 

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Our fully equipped, air-conditioned 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.

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Our studio programme hosts a range of Fitness Classes to vary your workout - from beginners to advanced level - in a fun and sociable environment.


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Group Cycle Studio

The brand new Group Cycle studio is a dedicated space with 14 Technogym group cycle bikes. Fitness instructor led classes are available to book each week and guaranteed to get your heart pumping and calories burning.

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Health Suite

The Sauna and Steam Rooms can assist with increasing blood flow, weight loss, cleansing, relieving stress and helping to the relax body and mind.