The Castle Leisure Centre

The Castle Leisure Centre, in Elephant and Castle, features two pools, a large gym, group fitness studios, indoor cycling studio, sauna, steam room, a four-court sports hall and spacious changing rooms.

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Where to find us:

2 St Gabriel Walk, London. SE1 6FG
Tel: 03330 050 411

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Closest public transport

What’s at The Castle Centre


Our top-of-the-line gym has all the equipment you need for your workout and caters for all gym needs including cardio, fixed resistance and functional equipment and  free weights

Book a personal training session

Group Fitness Studio

Our group fitness studio has lots of different classes including Boxercise, dance fitness, group cycling, HIIT, Soca Aerobics and more. Whatever your fitness goals are, you can find the right class for you.

Book class
View Timetable

Swimming Pools

We have a 25m, six-lane swimming pool and a smaller teaching pool, perfect for young children and learners. There are also steam rooms and a sauna by the pool.

Book swim
Book a swimming lesson

Sports Hall

At our four-court sports hall you can play five-a-side football, basketball, volleyball, handball, netball, Boccia, table tennis and badminton. Clubs and individuals can hire the hall for other uses too.

Enquire about using the sports hall

Group Exercise Timetable

Swimming Timetable

More at The Castle Centre

Free swim and gym

Southwark residents can use swimming pools and gyms at our leisure centres, free of charge, at certain times as part of our Free Swim and Gym programme.

What do I need to do?

You can sign up online by selecting your preferred centre and clicking on ‘Free Swim & Gym’.

Sign up Online

If you are:

Registering for the first time, you will be required to take proof of ID and address to your local centre to collect your membership card. You can do this from the following day after registration. Please check eligibility and proof of ID requirements.

Junior Group Swimming Lessons

Our children’s swimming lessons are perfect for young swimmers of all abilities.

Junior 1-2-1 swimming lessons

As well as group swimming lessons, we also offer regular 1-2-1 swimming lessons.

Book a 1-2-1 swimming lesson

Adult group swimming lessons

We provide swimming lessons for adults of all abilities as either a group lesson or 1-2-1.

Book adult swimming lessons now

Personal Training

As well as our large gym and huge range of fantastic classes, our personal trainers are  ready to help you work towards achieving your goals.

Book a personal training session

GP and exercise referral

Our GP and exercise referral scheme helps people with their physical and mental health. You will need a professional referral (from your GP or a medical professional) to join this scheme.

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We have a range of food, drink and snacks in our café.

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The sauna and steam room is closed at The Castle Leisure Centre

Unfortunately we have had to close the sauna and steam room at The Castle Leisure Centre due to a fault.

Our contractors have received the new parts and will be attending the centre on Wednesday 6 March to fix the problem.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

The Castle Leisure Centre: closet public transport

Bus routes: 12 / 40 / 176 / 35 / 45 / 68 /136 / 148 / 171 / 343 / 468 / 53 / 453 / 133 / 155 / 196 / 333 / 415 / 1 / 188

National Rail: Elephant & Castle

London Underground: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo or Northern lines)

Opening Times
Monday6.30am to 10pm
Tuesday6.30am to 10pm
Wednesday6.30am to 10pm
Thursday6.30am to 10pm
Friday6.30am to 10pm
Saturday7.00am to 6pm
Sunday7.00am to 10pm

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

The Castle Centre
✔ Disabled parking bays at front of the building.✔ Hearing loops
✔ Pool hoist in the main pool✔ Dedicated changing rooms and toilets
✔ Low level desk✔ Ramps
✔ Lift✔ Accessable doors
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