Downham Health & Leisure Centre


Find out more about what Downham Health & Leisure Centre has to offer for your health and fitness needs.

Swimming Pool

Swimming pool The 25 metre, 6 lane pool has a varied timetable so that you can come in for a lane swim, have a great time with the children, race on the pool inflatable, learn to swim (adults) and progress to Stage 10 or Rookie Lifeguard (children and young people). 

Swim timetable »

Learner Pool

The learner pool is up to 0.8 metres in depth so it is great for children learning to swim within our lessons, and for family swimming with fun floats and toys available. 

Swim school »


With over 100 stations including a large cardio offering, free weight area, cable machines, battle ropes and TRX the gym has a fantastic offering for all. There are fitness instructors on hand to help you and personal trainers to ensure you hit your goals.

Community Hall

This room hosts many activities for all ages and abilities. Centre-run activities that take place in this room include our popular trampolining sessions, soft play, roller skating, 55+ active social and Boxing for young people. Badminton and table tennis are available to pay and play. Sports are also available through our clubs, Allstar beats (street dance), Tigra Karate, Cheer London Allstars (Cheerleading), and Nomads Taequondo.

Astro turf pitch

Our floodlit Astro turf can be hired during the evenings and throughout the weekend. It can hold two 5 a side games or one 7 a side game. It also where our football lessons take place in partnership with Youth Vista Football Club. 

Football lessons »

Outdoor Pitches

We also manage Downham Playing Fields on Glenbow Road, BR1 5RL. This site has two adult pitches, one 9v9 and three 7v7 pitches available to hire throughout the week and on weekends. The pavilion has 8 changing rooms and one referee changing room.


The café onsite is a great way to relax after a workout or to meet friends for a Costa coffee and some cake. The café also manages the food for children’s birthday parties at the weekends.


There is an on-site OFSTED registered Crèche facility, which caters for children newborn to 4 years 11 months. This means you can workout knowing that you child is being cared for and having fun. Opening times are 9am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. On Wednesday and Thursdays it is 9am to 2pm. Please ensure you book beforehand as there are a limited number of spaces.

Meeting Room

We have a small (10 people max) meeting room available to hire throughout the week for groups, meetings or training sessions. The room can be configured for your needs.

Group Exercise

With 70+ weekly group exercise classes in place, there is a lot of choice for members and non-members a like. Many of the classes run from the Les Mills programme with other classes including yoga, group ride and circuits.

Group exercise timetable »

Netball Court

The floodlit outdoor netball court is available to hire on evenings and weekends, with netball posts installed.

Contact details and information

Contact details

7–9 Moorside Road, Downham
t: 020 8461 9200

Opening times

Monday – Friday 6:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday – Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm

Bank Holidays - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Downham Health & Leisure Centre

Managed by Downham Lifestyles Ltd in partnership with Lewisham Council. Operated by 1Life.

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