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At Your Leisure – We take a look at some of Harrow’s leisure centres

In this month’s budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced that a £63 million fund, managed by Sport England, will be made available to improve energy efficiency of leisure centres with swimming pools.

Leisure centres are a vital part of any community and, so, in this article, we’re looking at leisure centres in the London Borough of Harrow.

Harrow Leisure Centre

First opened in 1975, Harrow Leisure Centre on Christchurch Avenue is a thriving hub for adults and children alike. Over the decades, the centre has evolved to offer different facilities and activities including, at its inception, roller disco classes! These days, the centre’s excellent facilities include:

  • Gym
  • Group fitness studio
  • Sports halls and function halls
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Café
  • Soft play
  • Squash & badminton courts
  • Climbing wall

The swimming pools will hopefully reopen soon too. Monthly membership for Harrow Leisure Centre starts from £39.

Hatch End Swimming Pool

This extremely popular swimming facility on Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, offers a 22 metre pool as well as swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Membership costs £39.99 and newbies can bag a free day by visiting the website to help decide if Hatch End is the right fit.

Aspire Leisure Centre

Located on Wood Lane in Stanmore, the Aspire Leisure Centre is a thoroughly modern facility which has something for everyone including:

  • Swimming pool and swimming lessons
  • Sports hall
  • Children’s parties
  • Fitness studio and classes

For adults aged between 18 and 64, the Centre Card costs £41 per year and works on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The Hive

Resembling more a small town than a leisure centre, The Hive on Camrose Avenue, Edgware, offers a huge number of facilities including:

  • Gym
  • Football pitch hire
  • Banqueting hall
  • Stadium hire
  • Cafe
  • Medical centre

Prices for The Hive are available on request.

The leisure community

Staying fit and active is important for both our physical and our mental health and becoming a member of one of Harrow’s great leisure centres is a brilliant way of staying healthy, learning a new sport and even making new friends.

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