The London Aquatics Centre is operated by charitable social enterprise, Better. Established in 1993, we are now the largest operator of leisure and Library facilities in the UK with more than 140 separate venues in our portfolio.
Our charitable sociable enterprise status means we work for the benefit of everyone: the public, local communities, the environment, our staff and our partners. As a result, we’re proud to be the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded both the Social Enterprise Mark and the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award.
Having worked alongside the Mayor of London and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) in the bid for the 2012 London Olympics, Better are proud to be able to open the centre and ensure it’s accessible to the whole community.
The venue consists of a variety of facilities to accommodate all visitors. There are three swimming pools, the first is the 50 metre competition pool, the second is a 50 metre training pool, and the third is the diving pool with platforms at 1m, 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m. In addition the London Aquatics Centres provides a state-of-the-art gym and a dry diving facility for athletes of all levels. Additional facilities of note include the crèche, café, family friendly changing facility and designated pram parking.
This stunning venue is located in East London next to the Westfield Stratford shopping centre and easily accessible by public transport from Stratford Rail Station. The venue holds up to 2,800 spectators at a time. Find out how to get here
Here at the London Aquatics Centre there is a wide range of tours, programmes and courses which everyone from tourists to professional athletes, children’s school groups, first time swimmers to experienced ones and become a part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy. Visit our swimming or diving lessons and courses pages to find out how you can book lessons now!
As well as our varied membership options we also feel we offer a unique aspect of venue hire for the media and corporate events as well as offering tickets for charity events that we host here including Sport Relief and the World Diving Series.