Sports facilities

Whether you're into competitive or leisure sports, team or individual pursuits, or are simply looking for a way to stay fit and healthy, you should find something to suit your needs below:

LSE Students' Union gym

Students Union Gym

Location: 4th floor, SAW
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 7am – 8pm; Saturday and Sunday,10am – 6pm
Contact: 020 7955 6002

The LSESU Gym is open exclusively to LSE Students, Staff and Alumni. We aim to keep prices low and provide an excellent service that suits your needs. The LSESU Gym offers a wide variety of facilities, including a range of resistance machines, cardio equipment and an extended free weights area (moving to Marshall Building in Lent term 2022). To buy membership and for more information, visit our website. All fitness classes are included. Join early to avoid disappointment!

LSE Students' Union activity studio

Location: 6th floor, SAW

This is used to host a number of events, from club and society led events to Active Lifestyle fitness classes. All bookings in term time are made through LSE Resource Booker.

LSE OLD gym and badminton court

Location: basement, OLD
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 8am – 10pm; Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 8pm
Bookings: The OLD gym and badminton court can be booked by clubs, societies and individual AU Club members, please note that clubs have priority for these spaces.  Find out more here or email

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 23 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 cricket nets in the summer

The main pavilion houses changing rooms and shower facilities, as well as a 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 directions to the ground, fixtures and pitch hire information.

Lincoln's Inn Fields netball and tennis courts

Tennis Lincolns Inn Fields

Location: Lincoln's Inn Fields – opposite the New Academic Building
Opening times: 8am until the last hour before the park closes at dusk.

Three hard tennis courts and two netball courts are open to public and managed by:
London Borough of Camden
4th Floor, 5 Pancras Square c/o Town Hall,
Judd Street 
London WC1H 9JE, 020 7974 4444 or email
Book online

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, 7am – 10pm (swimming until 7pm); Saturday, 9am – 9pm (swimming until 5pm); Sunday, 9am – 9pm (swimming pool closed)
Contact: 020 7664 2002 / 2091 or visit their website for more information.

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, further details can be found on the website above.

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