Islington is one of London’s most sporty boroughs and has a wide range of high-quality sports facilities. There are a great many sports venues available to book in Islington, ranging from 5-a-side football pitches to indoor netball courts. Other sports to play in Islington include badminton, basketball, cricket, 11-a-side football, netball, squash and tennis.
Three Corners Adventure Playground is a 3G astroturf 5-a-side football pitch and is one of Islington’s many exemplar footballing facilities. The pitch can be booked instantly online using our calendar. Located in Clerkenwell, it is just a short walk away from Angel and Farringdon London Underground stations, making it an ideal venue for those looking to play 5-a-side football after work. It is also perfect for weekend games with the pitch costing just £30 per hour on Saturdays and Sundays. The venue itself has changing rooms and floodlights, meaning you can play throughout the seasons at any time of day. So if you live or work in Islington and you’re looking to hire a pitch, this is a venue you simply must try playing at.
Islington Tennis Centre is a hive of tennis activity throughout the year and has a number of fantastic tennis courts available to book. It has six indoor tennis courts and two outdoor tennis courts, meaning it’s a great place to play tennis during the winter months when it’s colder and gets dark early. The venue is situated just off Caledonian Road, which is also the nearest London Underground station, served by the Piccadilly line. There are onsite changing rooms and free parking is available for those wanting to drive to the venue. So why not hire a tennis court at Islington Tennis Centre and see this brilliant venue for yourself.
Market Road ATPs are some of the best football pitches in Islington and London as a whole. It was voted as the October 2015 winner of our ‘Outstanding London Sports Venue’ Award and it’s not hard to see why. The venue has recently undergone a redevelopment worth £2.1m and was funded by Islington Council, the Premier League and Arsenal Football Club. Football players are able to book 5-a-side or 11-a-side pitches. All the pitches at Market Road are a 3G astroturf surface and there are also changing facilities available for players and teams. The venue is situated next door to Islington Tennis Centre so the best way to get here using public transport is travelling via the Piccadilly line to Caledonian Road, just one stop away from Kings Cross.
Islington has a rich selection of sports and activities for locals to book and get involved in. In 1913, Arsenal FC (formerly Dial Club) moved across the city to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury and there has been a long history of grassroots football in the area. The council has worked hard to develop and introduce a number of superb sporting facilities in the area. Islington supports local sports organisations, local sportspeople and offers advice on how residents of the borough can get active and keep fit.
GLL has been managing Sobell Leisure Centre, Highbury Leisure Centre, Archway Leisure Centre, Cally Pool, Finsbury Leisure Centre, Islington Tennis Centre and Market Road artificial turf pitches, as part of a long-term partnership with Islington Council which has seen £10 million invested into the facilities over the next 15 years. There has been additional funding market for a number of initiatives which include add to the gym and building smart new changing rooms at Archway Leisure Centre, introducing a new group exercise studio and expanding gym facilities at Islington Tennis Centre, creating an extreme adventure activity area at Sobell Leisure Centre and improving the health and fitness offer at Highbury Leisure Centre. The partnership has a strong focus on growing participation, reducing health inequalities and improving social inclusion.