Sports facilities

Sports around LSE

LSE Students' Union gym

Location: 4th floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW)
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 7am – 10pm; Saturday and Sunday,
10am – 6pm
Contact: 020 7955 6002

Crosstrainer[1]Featuring the brand new range of cardiovascular, functional and resistance machines from Technogym and Olympic standard strength conditioning equipment, the LSESU gym caters for the advanced and novice athlete alike. For the latest membership rates please visit our website.  All classes are included in the price. Capped membership – join early to avoid disappointment

LSE Students' Union activity studio

Location: 6th floor, SAW
Opening times: see timetable
Bookings: this space can be booked for activities and events by students, societies, LSE staff and external hirers.  For all booking enquiries please contact Ian Kinnear, Events Coordinator -

LSE badminton court

Location: basement, Old Building
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 8am – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 8pm
Bookings: the court is available to staff and students who become members of the service. More information about signing up can be found on the Badminton Club page. Please come to the Acitivites Resource Centr of call ext 5190 if you have any queries. For one-off bookings please email: su.arcstaff'

LSE gym/activity studio

Location: basement, Old Building
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 8am – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 8pm
Bookings: this space can be booked for activities such as yoga and fitness classes by students, societies, LSE staff and external hirers.  For all block-booking enquiries please contact:, for one-off bookings please email: su.arcstaff'

LSE Sportsground

Location: Windsor Avenue, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5HB (a 22 minute train ride out of Waterloo)

Contact: 020 8942 1229 or email

LSE has 17 acres of playing fields in New Malden, Surrey. Sporting amenities include:

  • Floodlit multi-use games area for netball, tennis and five-a-side football
  • Seven football and two rugby pitches in the winter
  • Two cricket squares and one grass tennis court in the summer

The main pavilion houses changing rooms and shower facilities, as well as a bar (with balcony and veranda), dining hall and kitchen. These facilities are available for use by LSE students and staff and events such as team building, away-days, reunions, leaving celebrations can all be catered for. External users can also hire these facilities when not in use by the LSE Athletics Union.

Visit the LSE Sportsground web pages for a map and directions to the ground, fixtures and pitch hire charges.


Location:  High Holborn 100 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6RD.
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 6.30am - 11.00pm; Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm; Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm. 
Contact:  To book a tour call 020 7400 1919 or visit the website for more details

LSE students and staff can enjoy discounted membership rates (LSE ID or 'welcome letter' required as proof).

Facilities include gym, 2 studios and sauna. A variety of classes available: Yoga, Pilates, Boxing, Muay Thai, Abs, The Rave, Spinning, Circuits and many more.

LA Fitness gym and swimming pool

Location: The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Aldwych, London WC2B 4DD
Opening times: ask at the venue for more details. 
Contact: 0843 170 1009 or visit the LA Fitness website.

LSE students and staff may be offered a discounted membership rate: details on application.

Photograph of the swimming pool in the LA Fitness gym, AldwychFacilities include a full range of gym equipment, aerobics studios, extensive fixed and free weights, free weights mats, mixed gym, swimming pool, cardio theatre, exercise studio, holistic studio, sauna, steam room, alternative beauty treatments, personal training service, alternative therapy and a spin studio.

Lincoln's Inn Fields netball and tennis courts

Location: Lincoln's Inn Fields – opposite the New Academic Building:
Opening hours: 8am until the last hour before the park closes at dusk:
Contact: call 07525 278647 or in person at the park attendant's hut in the centre of the fields from 10 minutes to until 10 minutes past each hour.Photograph of the tennis courts in Lincoln's Inn Fields
Alternative point of contact: Parks Engagement Officer, c/o Parks and Open Spaces Section, 7th floor, Camden Town Hall Extension, Argyle Street, WC1H 8EQ, or on 020 7974 1693.

Three hard tennis courts and two netball courts are open to public and managed by Camden Council Bookings are taken up to seven days in advance, and payment is required within 24 hours of a booking being made for it to be confirmed.

Oasis Sports Centre

Location: 32 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9AG (10 minutes from campus)
Opening hours: Monday  – Friday, 6.30am – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday, 9.30am – 6pm
Contact: 020 7831 1804 or visit their website

Located close to both the LSE campus and several LSE halls of residence, this fully equipped sports centre has a gym and swimming pool. The centre is run by a partnership between Camden Council and Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL).

University of London Union (ULU) gym and swimming pool

Location: 6 Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY (20 minutes walk from the campus)
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 10pm (swimming until 7pm); Saturday, 9am – 9pm (swimming until 7pm); Sunday, 9am – 9pm (swimming pool closed)
Contact: 020 7664 2002 / 2091 or see the ULU website for more details:

This private health club known as Energybase is open to students and members of the public. Facilities include a 60-station gymnasium with cardio theatre, a 33 metre swimming pool and two studios. Up to 50 fitness classes are offered per week. There is also a sports hall available for hire that is suitable for volleyball, badminton and four-a-side football. Physiotherapy and beauty services are also available.

There is no joining fee for LSE students and there are various membership options.  LSE staff are eligible for associate membership, further details can be found on the website above.

Please note

All prices quoted in this section for memberships and services were correct as at July 2015.

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