Walthamstow Leisure Centre

12 customer reviews 4
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per pass£35.10
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per pass£66.30
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243 Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8RN


Walthamstow Leisure Centre, previously known as Kelmscott Leisure Centre, based in the heart of North London is operated by Better for the local community.

With a gym, exercise classes, a football pitch and racquet sports all your health and fitness needs are covered. So for those living or working in the area you can come and try out a whole range of activities.

The fitness suite has a fantastic selection of the latest Technogym equipment including treadmills, cross trainers and bikes. A good selection of resistance machines is also available and you will be kept entertained throughout your workout with TV screens playing music around the gym. A compact free weights area can be found towards the back of the gym.

If you want some extra motivation and a more social aspect to your workout you can choose from over 25 group exercise classes a week. Choose from yoga, Brazilian dance, Boxfit and many more. Classes may need to be booked in advance so please check with reception for more information and for additional costs.

For those more interested in team sports book one of the courts to play badminton, squash or table tennis. There’s even a newly refurbished outdoor 7 a side football pitch. Booking in advance is essential and additional costs will apply.

How to find us:
Walthamstow Leisure Centre is on Markhouse Road in the heart of Walthamstow, North London. Get here with the Overground, which stops at St. James Street and Walthamstow Queens Rd station, both of which are 5 minutes walk. Walthamstow Central (Victoria line and Greater Anglia trains) is under 10 minutes away. Bus routes that stop just outside the centre are the 58 (East Ham – Walthamstow) and 158 (Stratford – Chingford Mount).
Parking is available on-site with more than 60 spaces, charges may apply so please check the signs.
  • Swimming pool *
  • Cardio machines
  • Free weights
  • Resistance machines
  • Personal training *
  • Fitness studio *

* Available at extra cost

  • Showers
  • Changing Rooms
  • Lockers
  • Parking
Monday 07:00 to 22:00
Tuesday 07:00 to 22:00
Wednesday 07:00 to 22:00
Thursday 07:00 to 22:00
Friday 07:00 to 22:00
Saturday 09:00 to 18:00
Sunday 09:00 to 17:00


12 reviews
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27th October 2015

Liz O

The gym itself is carpeted and quite smelly. There is a good range of equipment and it wasn't busy (on a Tuesday night).

18th August 2015

Junaid B

Welcoming, helpful and knowledgable staff. Good facilities. Lots of cardio and weights equipment. Two types of locker - ones in the locker room take 20p non-refundable. The ones inside the workout area take a £1 coin, which is refundable. Clean facilities.

29th June 2014

Lindsay O

Reasonable range of equipment and not too busy (on a Sunday lunchtime though!). Limited space for stretching/free weights. Very few staff around. Fine for a straightforward workout.

23rd June 2014

tomas b

Enjoing this gym everytime
Alll mashines are working and in good order.
Parking is not free anymore(

12th May 2014

Catrina H

Good gym. I went in the daytime on a Monday and was able to use all of the equipment. They have lots of cardio machines, which is great. The changing rooms were tidy too. I'll be going back!

7th May 2014

tomas b

My local gym
Doesnt have bench press , but chest press mashines are available, so not a big deal)

16th March 2014

Lindsay O

Reasonable gym, not too busy (Sunday lunchtime though!). Lacks a proper weights room; there are dumbells, Viprs and medicine balls, but no bar weights. Plenty of treadmills and crosstrainers. Changing rooms basic but clean.

5th February 2014

Owain S

Nice enough gym, but very disappointed in terms of free weights, as no barbells or squat rack. But loads of machines on which you can do only one exercise each. Not exactly the most efficient use of space.

1st November 2013

Hanna N

Very friendly customer service and not crowded at all!

Walthamstow Leisure Centre says:

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4th August 2013

Lindsay O

Gym is fine, everything you need and doesn't get too crowded. By no means luxurious though so seems quite expensive for a one-off pass. Staff on the desk are helpful but no-one on the gym floor other than a personal trainer with a client, so no advice on hand.

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