Downham Health & Leisure Centre

Offering the entire community an amazing range of sports facilities, Downham Health & Leisure Centre is one of the best gyms in Lewisham.

Downham HeaderYour New & Improved Gym

The gym has now been refurbished and is open to all members and users. Click here for more about the refubishment and to enquire about joining.


Customer Notice

There will be an inflationary increase of most of the Leisure Centre prices as of 23rd April 2014. The increase will affect activities, hire of the facilities and the café.

Body Combat

During our Saturday Body Combat session throughout spring and summer we are bringing back your favourite tracks from body combats history. We hope you enjoy the sessions!

Customer Survey

Please can you take a couple of minutes to complete our user survey so we know your views of the centre and include you in opinions of what to add at the centre in the future. Complete the survey by clicking here.


We are recruiting for a Swimming Development Manager to join our team. Must be Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualified. For more information and to apply please click here.

Fast Classes Timetable

Click here for the latest fast classes timetable.

NEW Sports Club

Click here for all the information on the new Sports Club for pre school children 3+.

Roller Disco

Click here for more information on Roller Skating Sessions for children aged 6-11 years.

Football Survey

We need your help!

Do you want to help shape the future of adult football here? Please complete a quick survey by clicking here.

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New Classes at Downham Health & Leisure Centre

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This years Swimathon at Downham Health & Leisure Centre will be held on Friday 21st March at 1.30pm and Saturday 22nd March at 6.30pm.

Crystal Palace Football session

Downham Health & Leisure Centre have teamed up with the premier league side Crystal Palace to run football sessions at the Centre on Mondays. The sessions will be separated into the following age ranges:

4.00pm – 5.00pm Peter & Alice Beginners (3-5 y/o)

5.00pm – 6.00pm Young Eagles (5-7 y/o)

6.00pm – 7.00pm Skill Development (8-11 y/o)

The sessions will cost £4.50 per week if you pay as a course (first course is 7 weeks) or £5 per week if you wish to pay each week. You can book the sessions with Downham Health & Leisure Centre or by calling Crystal Palace on 020 8768 6047


Want to get back into netball after enjoying playing it at school? Want a different way to get fit? Want to make some new friends? Then come to our new Back to Netball sessions for adults, great for beginners or those reminiscing about playing the game.

Email Emma for more information

Swim School

Our Swim School is now enrolling for the January term. There are currently spaces available for every level from Adult and Child (5 months old) to adult advanced swimming lessons. We also have an Aquatic Youth Club and Rookie lifeguard sessions for children who are 8+ and can swim in the main pool. Check out our Swim School timetable on the menu on the left to see when all of our lessons are.
For more information and to book call 020 8461 9200 or email


For more information on Boccia at Downham Health & Leisure Centre click here.

Short Mat Bowls

For more information on Short Mat Bowls at Downham Health & Leisure Centre click here.


We have a brand new trampoline to offer fun trampolining sessions for children, young people and adults to learn trampolining moves from seat drop to somersaults. Sessions cost £5.50 and are charged as a course through the Leisure Centre.

Sessions are on Thursdays and Fridays:


6.30-7.30pm Children aged 5-9

7.30-8.30pm Young people aged 10-15

8.30-9.30pm Adults 16+


4-5pm Children aged 3-5years

5-6pm Children aged 6-9years

Call 020 8461 9200 to secure your space or email for more information


  • 25m swimming pool and teaching pool
  • Harpers gym fitness suite
  • State-of-the-art library facilities on the lower and upper floors
  • Health care facilities, GP surgeries, community health, specialist community dental practice
  • Community hall that can be hired by local community groups
  • Multi-purpose studio used for spinning and community groups
  • Fitness studio featuring a programme of the latest classes
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Spaces for organisations and groups to deliver and promote activities
  • Floodlit astroturf area with football pitch markings
  • Floodlit multi-games court with tennis, netball and basketball markings
  • Two adult football pitches, four junior pitches and a pavilion for changing at Downham playing fields
  • Café with healthy meals and snacks
  • Crèche for children from birth until 5 years old
  • First class changing facilities for the swimming pool, gym and football pitches

Managed by Downham Lifestyles Ltd. in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham. Operated by Leisure Connection Ltd.