Find your perfect affordable local fitness centre

New Year and new you? Whether you’re aiming for a personal best, want to try a new sport, or are simply looking for a fun activity that suits your busy lifestyle, we have something for you.

All Hammersmith & Fulham residents are eligible for affordable memberships at our three Better leisure centres – Phoenix Fitness Centre and Janet Adegoke Swimming Pool, Hammersmith Fitness and Squash Centre, and Lillie Road Fitness Centre.

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Image caption: Image 1: A 'Better' gym reception area in Hammersmith

Offers include pay and play memberships, where members pay a small annual fee and receive 30 per cent off any activity they book. As well as monthly and concessionary memberships, and day passes for those who want more flexibility.

Or, if it’s organised sport you’re after, our Linford Christie Outdoor Sports Centre is home to the Thames Valley Harriers Athletics Club, the London Baseball League, and the PHC Chiswick Hockey Club. They’ve got teams for children, teenagers and adults and are always on the lookout for new members.

Deals to keep your wallet happy

Gym memberships can be expensive, but there are plenty of deals in H&F to help you try before you buy.

PureGym is offering big deals, including 30 per cent off for students. They have locations in Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, and another in Fulham. Check out their website to see if you’re eligible for a discounted rate.

Or you can dive right into Virgin Active’s Fulham Pools for less. They’re currently waiving their joining fee for February and March when you sign up for a 12-month membership. This offer has also been extended to their Hammersmith gym.

Get fit on foot

If gym memberships and sports teams aren’t your style, why not hit your daily step count by exploring our beautiful borough on foot.

We have self-guided Walkwell routes that cover everywhere from Bishops Park (pdf 2.1MB) to Wormwood Scrubs (pdf 3.9MB). You can find all our routes here.

Or, if you’re looking for a shorter walk, why not explore one of 20 award winning Green Flag spaces and parks?

Many of our parks also have free sports facilities, including tennis courts and outdoor gyms. Check out our parks page to find your local activity spaces.


Why not take part in a free Parkrun? Whether you want to walk, skip or run 5km, our borough has two weekly Parkruns at Bishops Park and Wormwood Scrubs.

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Image caption: Image 2: H&F residents taking part in a Parkrun

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