Waste service strike

The waste service strike is now over and we have restarted service from 27 September 2023.

Over the next few weeks, our waste service team and private waste contractors will catch up on missed collections and street cleaning as quickly as possible.

We thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience

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Leisure centres and facilities

Children, swimmingThere are seven leisure centres in Tower Hamlets, all of which are managed by Better, offering a wide range of facilities and activities.

Online booking is available for exercise classes and court hire where available. Use of leisure centre facilities will usually require a Better membership.

More info about each centre is available by clicking on the centre's name below, and disability access by clicking on the relevant 'DisabledGo' logo. 

If you would also like to find out about what sports clubs and other opportunities there are to be active near you then please check out our Find A Sport section.

Find a sport

John Orwell Sports Centre

Tench Street, Wapping, E1W 2Q

Tel: 020 7488 9421


Mile End Park Leisure Centre & Stadium

190 Burdett Road, Mile End, E3 4HL

Tel: 020 8709 4420

Mile End Park Leisure Centre

Poplar Baths

170 East India Dock Road, Poplar, E14 0ED

Tel: 020 3795 0599

Poplar Baths

St George's Leisure Centre

221 The Highway, Wapping, E1W 3BP

Tel: 020 7709 9714

Tiller Leisure Centre

Tiller Leisure Centre

Tiller Road, Isle of Dogs, E14 8PX

Tel: 020 7987 5211

Tiller Leisure Centre

Whitechapel Sports Centre

Durward Street, Whitechapel, E1 5BA

Tel: 020 7247 7538


York Hall Leisure Centre

Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

Tel: 020 8980 2243


Facility map

See below for a map of the sport and leisure facilities in Tower Hamlets, with links for more info from Google. To filter by category, click on the menu icon in the top left.


  • Blue: council run facility
  • Green: free open access facility
  • Orange: commercial / private facility

New activities in and around leisure centres

I Am Tower Hamlets is a partnership between the council and Better that provides activities for the whole community in and around the borough's leisure centres. You can try a new sport, take your first Brazilian dance class, learn how to swim, and much more, all without the need for a leisure centre membership.

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A Better membership for disabled people

The Better Inclusive membership is now available at GLL leisure centres giving disabled people access to gyms, pools and group exercise classes at Better leisure centres across London and southern England.

Join now with a special introductory offer of only £19.95 per month.

Many of the Better leisure centres are part of the Inclusive Fitness Initiative, being fully accessible, DDA compliant and catering for the needs of all abilities.