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Centre opening hours

  • Monday to Friday - 7.30am to 10.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Fitness Suite now open from 8.00am on Saturdays
  • Fitness Suite now open from 6.30am on a Wednesday
  • Last admission 1 hour before closing time for the Gym
  • Last admission for swimming is 30 minutes before the session ends

Latest News

Special Halloween offer 

The Abbey – a new thermal spa coming soon to Barking
The new £14m Abbey Leisure Centre is due to open in the next few months, and will include a luxury thermal spa, which has just been named as The Abbey.

Building is well underway for the new leisure centre, which will replace the current Abbey Sports Centre, and the Council is proud that it will include a 1,000sq ft thermal spa.

The spa area will include a large sauna, aromatherapy and crystal steam rooms, salt inhalation room, and hydrotherapy pool with massage jets.

There will also be an ice feature, a tiled heated bench and two feature showers.

A range of treatments will also be available in The Abbey from full body treatments such as massages to manicures and pedicures.

Abbey Leisure centre will also include a 140 station gym, three large studios, a 25m x12.5m main pool and a teaching pool, a café and a children’s soft play facility.

Half term swimming offer
Children can swim for £1 during selected times at Abbey Sports Centre. The offer is available between 11am - 12pm on Monday and between 9am - 12pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.It applies to children up to the age of 16 but please note that if they are under the age of 8 they will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.









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Abbey Sports Centre

Axe Street


IG11 7LX


Phone: 020 8270 6800

Email: membershipsales@lbbd.gov.uk


Abbey Sports Centre