Southwark free swim and gym

Southwark borough residents are now able to use the swim and gym facilities for free in six of the borough’s leisure centres, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Southwark Council. Registration is now open for Free Swim and Gym.

When is the offer available?

  • Friday 6:00am – 10:00pm (subject to programmes and timetables)
  • Saturday 2:00pm – 5:30pm (subject to programmes and timetables)
  • Sunday 2.00pm – 9:30pm (subject to programmes and timetables)
  • Over 60s can take part in any Silver sessions free
  • Disabled residents will be able to use all leisure centres for free seven days a week


Why is Southwark Council offering Free Swim & Gym?

We’re investing in the health of our residents. Over the last decade the council have put almost £50m worth of investment into leisure facilities in the borough and we are continuing to prove our commitment to getting Southwark active with this scheme.

We believe the best way to be proactive about health and wellbeing is by prevention, by making it easier for people to make healthier choices and to achieve a more active lifestyle.

To find out more and for answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

What do I need to do?

Sign up online and complete your online induction to use the gym.*

If you are:

  • Registering for the first time, you will be required to take proof of ID and address to your local centre to collect your membership card. You can do this from the following day after registration.
  • Renewing your registration, you will not be required to provide proof of ID

You can also manage your new Everyone Active account online by login in (top right corner). A confirmation email will be sent to you which will include ‘How to get your Pin’.

Please click this link to see a list of what people need to provide as appropriate identification.


* All residents who want to use the gym will need to complete an induction before they can do so. Doing your gym induction online is a quick and easy option, if you prefer to visit a centre in person for your induction, you can book onto the next available session at your local centre but please be aware that availability will be limited.