40 Hyde Rd, London N1 5JU, UK – 020 7729 4485
Great little local gym, generally not too busy, easy to park and people who come here are really friendly - no big egos. Decent selection of free weights, a squat rack, Smith machine, 4 benches, random area where you can do monkey bars / punchbag / etc, two types of leg press machines, a pull down etc. Oh, and loads of cardio machines, if that’s your thing (but if it is, try lifting weights, it’s much more fun...)
What a difference a year makes. I took a year away from this place and I'm highly impressed. After an apparent much needed injection of funding, the Hackney Leisure Centre has expanded in side and upgraded is equipment, making it a serious contender in the affordable gym market. Furthermore, the centre is set to expand further in coming years. Watch this space.
Richard St, London E1 2JP, UK – 020 7790 3854
We hire an artificial football pitch there every Friday. The pitches are small and the ball often goes out of the cage due to fence height being short. good customer services though
Staff are very friendly and the equipment are clean and well maintained
1 Norman St, London EC1V 3PU, UK – 020 7250 1303
It's become larger in recent years. There are multiple football pitches, 4 squash courts, badminton courts (I'm sure if it), a gym and even a table tennis area. Huge open space floor yoga or whatever they do in there. Just off old street (one bus ride from old street station, near the church)
Considering the post code this would be a fantastic facility. Decent parking availability. Space for the gear and backpacks. Good size pitch up to 7 vs 7. 8 vs 8 is already too much, otherwise one could enjoy a good game.