Lift out of service

Unfortunately, there is currently no step-free access across Brixton Recreation Centre due to the lift being out of service.

We are awaiting our engineers to repair this fault. We sincerely, apologise for all inconviences caused as we are aware that our customers and members depend on this.

Should you require assistance, please contact a member from our team.

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Brixton Recreation Centre

27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8QQ

Monday to Friday 6am - 10pm
Saturday to Sunday 8am - 6pm
Bank Holidays 8am to 6pm
Off-Peak Times Weekdays 9am to 4pm / weekends after 1pm

Brixton Recreation Centre boasts a range of facilities to cater for every type of activity from fitness workouts to basketball and badminton, as well as a wide range of group exercise and spin classes.

Monday to Friday 6am - 10pm
Saturday to Sunday 8am - 6pm
Bank Holidays 8am to 6pm
Off-Peak Times Weekdays 9am to 4pm / weekends after 1pm
27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8QQ


Follow the link below to find the full timetable and to book your classes


  • Community Gym

  • Group Cycle Studios

  • Gym

  • Indoor 3G Synthetic Turf 5 a-side Pitch

  • Meeting Room/Hall Hire

  • Spa

  • Sports Hall

  • Squash courts

  • Studios

  • Swimming Pool

  • Family Leisure Zone


  • Lift

  • Accessible Changing

  • Adapted For Wheelchairs

  • Disabled Toilet

  • Poolside Facilities

  • Poolside Host

  • Ramp Access

Find Us

27 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8QQ
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By Bus

2, 68, 196, 315, 322, 432, 468, X68

By Bike

Storage for 44 bikes available

By Car

No parking available

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News & Updates

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Community Gym

Our separate community gyms are available to hire by community organisations and schools. We also provide set classes in these zones, which cover inclusive sessions for juniors, seniors, women only, and more.

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Group Cycle Studios

This high-intensity workout will have you travelling stationary miles while getting your heart pumping. Joining this full-body workout is a fun way to get your exercise in and boost your fitness.

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Encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle is key in Lambeth. We strive to keep our younger members active. Sessions are run at a variety of our gyms 7 days a week. Sessions are aimed at children aged 11-15 years.

We require all users to complete an induction with a member of the fitness team, where your child will be inducted into the safe use of the gym’s equipment. From there, your child can attend any session they wish on a casual basis, or they can take advantage of our junior health & fitness membership.

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Indoor 3G Synthetic Turf 5 a-side Pitch

For all our sports enthusiasts, we have an indoor 3G synthetic turf 5-a-side pitch. Situated on Level 2. This pitch provides an excellent surface for groups to play football or practice drills.

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Meeting Room/Hall Hire

We have a range of large and small meeting rooms and community halls available for hire, from just a few hours to a full day.

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Spa Experience by Active Lambeth offers a variety of treatments that are sure to suit your needs, whether you’re a regular spa user or new to the idea. Spa treatments for women and men are available, from luxury spa treatments to very affordable treatments that will make you feel and look great, regardless of whether you’re a regular spa user or a newbie. Let us pamper you with a massage, manicure, wax, salt scrub, or one of our many other spa services. All of our massage treatments are suitable for all genders.

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Sports Hall

Looking to hold a match? Book one of our large multi-purpose sports halls which are suitable for a variety of activities such as badminton, football, basketball, netball and volleyball. Our sports halls have multiple court spaces for hire, please refer to your centre homepage for more details as court sizes may differ per centre.

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Squash courts

Indoor squash courts provide members with a 45-minute session that can be booked up to 7 days in advance.

Rackets and ball hire £3.

  • 5 squash courts available at Brixton
  • 2 squash courts available at Flaxman

Courts are in high demand so please book in advance to secure your spot. To enquire about court availability, please call or email.

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With over 200 weekly classes taking place across our studios, we have sessions suitable for all fitness levels, making it easy for you to mix up your routine.

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Swimming Pool

Designed with our residents needs in mind, swimming in Lambeth is the perfect place for you and your family to come and enjoy yourselves.

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Family Leisure Zone

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Aiming for the sky, badminton is a great activity to have a gentle workout or work up a sweat and pick up the pace. Play as a group, with a friend or simply learn how to get started, we have a range of options for you to try at your local leisure centre.

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Scale our indoor climbing wall with high ropes and a variety of course routes to challenge your focus, strength, grip, determination and control.

Currently Closed – Opening again summer 2023.

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Fitness Classes

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Gym Workout

Whatever your fitness goals we want to help keep you motivated and on target. we have a range of equipment to suit your fitness goals and needs.

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Is your child flipping off the walls, or splits crazy? Our Gymnastic courses may be just what they need. Led by qualified instructors suitable for all ages and abilities. Gymnastics will help to improve your child’s agility, balance, coordination, and more, all in a warm and welcoming environment.

To find out more information on courses and sessions available see here

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Holiday Activities

Beat the school holiday boredom and let us keep the children entertained. We have a range of activities available from swim school, to football and tennis. Find a variety of courses and holiday activities that will keep their minds active and their bodies physically fit.

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Junior Gym

Encourage an active lifestyle and get your child a Junior Membership. Juniors under 16 can enjoy access to every swimming pool, junior gym, and junior fitness classes in their local area.

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Personal Training

Get great results with one of our personal trainers and start your transformation today. Whatever your fitness goals, one of our trusted experts will help you on your way. We have a dedicated team of expert trainers that can help you with:

  • Fat loss
  • Muscle building
  • Improved health & well-being

Book your consultation today and activate a healthier you!

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Senior Activites

We aim to keep everyone active in Lambeth. We understand that some of our classes might be a bit fast paced, especially for those who want to join in but prefer a slower and steadier pace.

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Soft Play

Play Zone

A bright and colourful soft play area with dedicated zones for children under 5 and children up to age 12. The perfect spot for parents to have a little break while the children are having fun.

Sessions are 60 minutes.

Available Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm and from and 10am to 5pm on weekends (subject to birthday party reservations).

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Feeling inspired? squash can provide a great cardiovascular workout whatever your age or level of ability. working in partnership with England Squash, our sessions are delivered to the highest standards across our leisure centres . Hire one of our courts for as little as £7 per hour. Courts available at Brixton & Flaxman Leisure centre only.

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We have excellent swimming facilities available at four of our leisure centres: Brixton, Clapham, Streatham or West Norwood. Our main pools are all 25 metres in length, making them ideal for lane swimming and general fitness.

We also have dedicated teaching pools and our pools have moveable floors to adjust the depth of the water to suit those participating in swim school activities and community swimming groups. Find out more about Active Lambeth Swimming Lessons.

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Swimming Lessons

We have a range of swimming courses and lessons available for all ages and abilities. For more information visit our section on Active Lambeth Swimming Lessons.

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It’s not handball, it’s volleyball! We have a few fabulous indoor courts available with sessions for adults, juniors and girls across our Brixton and Clapham centres. Give it a bash!

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