Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre is one of the biggest facilities of its kind in London and has everything you need under one roof!

Some of the facilities on offer include:

  • State of the art gym with over 170 stations
  • 25m Fitness Pool & heated Teaching Pool
  • 400m Athletics Track
  • Four court Sports Hall for Badminton, Table Tennis & Basketball 
  • Spa Experience (Thermal Spa & Treatments)
  • Fitness Class & Group Cycle studios with over 60 classes per week
  • Outdoor floodlit sports pitch
  • Play Park (trampolining) & Clip & Climb (climbing walls)
  • Soft Play for under 3s
  • Birthday Parties & Conference rooms
  • Lessons & courses (swimming, tennis, gymnastics & football) 
  • Cafe & so much more

Swim card costs

Free swimming for borough residents:

If you live in Waltham Forest, you may be eligible for a discount card with free swimming access at our local Better pools. 

Simply sign up for the relevant pay & play membership to redeem (one off yearly activation fee required upon joining).

Under 18s: 

Free swim during school holidays

  • Better Junior: £6.00 
  • Better Junior Concessionary: £3.50 (disability/concessionary option)

Senior residents (60 plus): 

Free swim during off peak hours 

Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 16:00

Weekends: after 13:00

  • Better Adult Senior 60 plus: £11.00 

Residents with a disability:

Free swim with option to bring carer for support

  • Better Adult Concessionary Disability: £11.00
  • Pay & Play memberships are valid for a year from the date of purchase and proof of eligibility is required to be uploaded for verification upon joining.
  • Membership gives you borough wide swimming access at Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, Leyton Leisure Centre, Leytonstone Leisure Centre & Chingford Leisure Centre. 
  • Member discounts on other activities with up to 20% off. 
  • Advanced booking is recommended for all activities via the Better UK app or via the Better website.

Information about off peak hours can be found below.

Sports for confidence: 

A unique and pioneering programme that helps people take part in sport or physical activity no matter what barriers they might face!


10:00 to 11:00: Supported Gym

11:30 to 12:30: Boccia

13:00 to 14:00: Multi-Sports

15:00 to 16:00: Pool Exercise


10:00 to 11:00: Racquet Sports

11:30 to 12:30: Boccia

13:00 to 14:00: Gentle Exercise

15:00 to 16:00: Multi-Sports

For more information get in contact via: info@sportsforconfidence.com



Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre

170 Chingford Road
E17 5AA

Opening times

Monday: 6am to 10pm (Off peak: 9am to 4pm) Tuesday: 6am to 10pm (Off peak: 9am to 4pm) Wednesday: 6am to 10pm (Off peak: 9am to 4pm) Thursday: 6am to 10pm (Off peak: 9am to 4pm) Friday: 6am to 10pm (Off peak: 9am to 4pm) Saturday: 8am to 8pm (Off peak: after 1pm) Sunday: 8am to 8pm (Off peak: after 1pm)