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Atherton Leisure Centre

After thoroughly reviewing our programmes and usage patterns, we observed a significant decrease in weekend activity; this low usage and a general program review have prompted us to change our opening hours.

Weekend opening hours at Atherton Leisure Centre are now 08:00 to 16:00.

This adjustment is temporary, and we assure you we will closely monitor its impact. The decision to reduce weekend operating hours was made by assessing many factors, including a commitment to maximising our resources during peak periods.


The gym offers the ideal space to work out with modern state-of-the-art equipment, including a range of cardio and resistance stations, plus a free-weights area.

Group Exercise

A range of classes, including a Les Mills programme, cater for all levels and abilities in our two primary studios and group cycle room.


Our main pool - 25m by 13m wide (six lanes) - a traditional rectangle with depths from 0.9m to 2.9m - is bright and inviting. The teaching pool, which is 20m by 10m wide and a traditional rectangle, has a movable floor. The moveable floor adjusts from 0.9m (min.) to 2.0m - all at a consistent depth - making it ideal for a wide range of activities, including private hire.

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Find Us

Atherton Leisure Centre
189 Romford Road
E15 4JF
Tel: 0300 124 0123