Highbury Leisure Centre

London, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Highbury Leisure Centre
[Pool out of service until further notice]
Highbury Crescent, Highbury, Islington, Central London
London, England N5 1RR
(0203) 325 9975

Adult Admission Price & Policy

£4.90, SC(60) £2.25. [June, 2015]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 12m, 6 lanes, 0.9m - 2m depth, indoors, 27º - 29ºC (80º - 84ºF).


Among the trees on the edge of Highbury Fields. Nearest tube: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line). Nearest station: Highbury and Islington / Drayton Park BR. Street parking in the area is expensive, at about UKP 1.00/half hour.
Historical County
London Metropolitan Area
51.547798, -0.103659

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

NOTE: The centre suffered extensive damage in a fire in September 2019; although every effort is being made to reopen the pools as quickly as possible, no date has been set for a reopening. We'll follow up on the situation periodically, but if you learn of a reopening date before we do, please use the "Edit" button to the right to tell us about it.

Facility Reviews

It's hard to swim laps here, there were no lane markings and rec. swimmers shared the space with lappers; chaotic and dangerous.
It’s a place where I could swim 1 - 2 km. - though Saturday was very crowded. The pool was OK but it would have beenbetter to have backstroke flags and a pace clock. In midsummer the temperature in the change rooms was like a sauna.
Overcrowded at most times of day. Poor lane discipline. Difficult to swim laps. Aggressive atmosphere. Not recommended.