We've made your centre even better!

We are pleased to announce that following a recent £75k investment in partnership with Islington Council, our gym refurbishment is finally finished. We would like to say thank you to all of our valued customers for their patience and support while we’ve worked on improving our centre.

Your newly re-decorated and spacious gym has now been divided into five zones: Cardio, Strength, Resistance, Functional, and Stretch. The strength zone has been extended by additional free weights equipment, and a brand new functional frame has been installed as a new addition to the Functional Zone.

To complete your fitness experience at Highbury Leisure Centre, a brand new group cycle studio has been created with new state-of-the-art bikes from Technogym.

Discover your improved gym today


Working on your cardiovascular fitness has never been better. From treadmills, cross-trainers and bikes to rowers and stairmasters, our gym offers a wide range of Technogym equipment to suit all your needs.

Resistance Zone

Tone up and shape your body with our range of modern resistance equipment from Technogym. With many machines to choose from, including; chest press, shoulder press, lat pulldown, low row, leg curl, leg extension, leg press and many more, there is everything you may need for a full-body workout.

Strength Zone

Getting stronger has never been easier. With two squat racks, a smith machine, benches, a set of dumbbells and a high quality, plate-loaded Hammer Strength kit like leg press, chest press and lat pulldown, there are plenty of ways to achieve your goals.

Functional Zone

If you are looking to enhance your workout with functional exercises - look no further! Our Functional Zone is equipped with a functional frame including; ropes, TRX, punch bag, additional dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, Bosu balls and steps.

Stretch Zone

To make your workout journey even better, our Stretch Zone is a great place to warm up before the workout, work on your core or stretch and relax afterwards. 

Get lost in the new cycling experience

Cycle your way to a better and healthier you with your brand-new group cycle class experience.

The Studio
Here at Highbury Leisure Centre, we want to support you as much as possible during your fitness journey. That's why we have opened a completely new group cycle studio. The studio is equipped with sound-reactive lighting, atmosphere-enhancing LEDs, surround sound, and high-spec Technogym Bikes to make your workout as best as possible.

You'll be able to choose from a wide range of classes throughout the week, including; daytime and evening sessions. For those who prefer to workout on their own time, we also offer a virtual class option that allows you to come and run a session when the studio is free.


Ready to start?

We offer a wide range of membership to suit everyone's needs. Whether you want to exercise during the daytime only, at one centre or workout in other Better centres in Islington, we have options for everyone. We also offer discounted membership choices, including; students, seniors, juniors, inclusive, corporate and NHS.