Greenwich sits on the River Thames which makes it the perfect place for booking rowing sessions. There are also some lovely cricket pitches that come into their on in the summer and these are readily available through MyLocalPitch’s booking system. Cycling is popular in the area too and there are some excellent venues for hire. Tennis and squash can be booked in Greenwich for those that love their racket sports in London. Lots of football pitches can also be hired in Greenwich which caters for all formats of the classic game. Athletics and cycling are two prevalent pastimes that can be booked in Greenwich. Summer sports such as golf and cricket are readily available to hire, while rugby during the winter is another option in Greenwich. Indoor activities to hire in Greenwich are swimming and squash.
Waterfront Leisure Centre is a state-of-the-art sports facility based in Greenwich. It has an indoor 25m pool that can be hired on a pay per play basis and is open throughout the year. There are squash courts available at Waterfront Leisure Centre that also operate a pay as you play format, avoiding the need for membership. An internal squash league is run here too for those looking for a more competitive match. This venue is open from 7am to 10pm on week days and then from 8am to 8pm over the weekend. Anyone arriving by public transport should head to Woolwich Arsenal, which is on the DLR. There are changing rooms onsite and free parking.
University of East London Sports Dock is a cracking sports venue with football, netball, basketball and badminton all available for hire. The best station to use is Gallions Reach on the DLR or there is pay-and-display options for those coming by car. It’s right by Gallions Point Marina and just south of New Beckton Park. Footballers can book out indoor five-a-side or 3G astro pitches outside. The smart sports hall is able to be hired for basketball, netball and badminton. UEL Sports Dock has well-maintained changing rooms making it ideal for anyone wishing to get ready for a sports game on-site.
Sports and activities play an important role in Royal Greenwich’s mission to create one the best boroughs in London. The council has introduced a new Greenwich One Card which combines library cards, a leisure centre card and local discounts card all in one. Greenwich works hard to provide locals with a great selection of leisure centres as well as a number of activities to encourage people to get active, whatever your age or background. There are walking routes and clubs for people to sign-up to or cycling and football pitches if you’re looking for a more intense work out.
Greenwich Get Active came into existence to help Greenwich locals to be more active and feel happier. The benefits of living an active lifestyle are limitless and Greenwich Get Active is working tirelessly to connect people to a great selection of free and affordable activities happening in the local vicinity.