Leisure centres

Hillingdon has some of the best sports and leisure facilities in London, offering a huge range of activities and classes for everyone.


Our LeisureLink scheme provides savings on leisure activities to a number of concessionary groups.

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About the LeisureLink card

From as little as £2, a number of concessionary groups can benefit from discounted activities, including swimming, gym, fitness classes, and some junior activities, at selected leisure centres. Discounts vary depending on the day and time of your visit. 

Swimming for over-65s

If you are an adult Hillingdon library member, your LeisureLink card will also give you concessionary rates for borrowing talking books and CDs.

Who can apply for a card?

The LeisureLink card provides discounts for the below eligible groups.

Valid periodEligible groups
5 years
  • Aged 65+ (proof of age required)
  • Disabled*
1 year
  • Carer's allowance*
  • Universal Credit or equivalent
  • Incapacity benefit or employment and support allowance
  • Council tax benefit (excluding single occupancy)
  • Asylum seeker
  • Full-time 16+ students (proof of age required)
  • Foster carer
  • Looked after children (including care leavers)

Please note: 

  • All groups will need to provide satisfactory written proof of eligibility (usually a notice of entitlement from the relevant government department or authority). 
  • *Carers attending leisure centres in order to assist a disabled person will be admitted free of charge. 
  • If you are eligible and have dependent children aged 5 to 15-years-old, who are living at the same address, they can also apply for a LeisureLink card.
  • Usual admission policies for under-5s apply when accompanied by an adult with a LeisureLink card. 

LeisureLink concessionary pricing

Pay as you go



Non resident

Adult swim peak



Adult swim off peak



Junior swim peak



Junior swim off peak



Hillingdon Lido (outdoor pool) 3 hour session maximum)









Gym session peak



Gym session off peak



Fitness class




Concessionary membership prices (per month)

  • Health and fitness - £38.50 per month
  • Junior swimming lessons - £20.83 per month *must apply in the centre

How much does a LeisureLink card cost?

 Hillingdon residentsNon-Hillingdon residents
Adult (16-year-olds and over)£2£10
*Child (5 to 15-year-olds)£1£5

*All children's cards are valid for 1 year.

Apply for a LeisureLink card

To apply for a Hillingdon LeisureLink card, complete the concessionary membership online form on the Better website, where you will need to:

  • choose your home centre (eg Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre)
  • choose 'Concessionary' for the membership type
  • choose 'Single payment' for the payment type
  • enter your details (name, date of birth etc).

Better will then email you to request proof of identity. 

Apply for a LeisureLink card

Terms and conditions

  1. Discounts are not transferable; they can only be used by the named holder.
  2. False information will result in the cancellation of benefits.
  3. If members no longer qualify for the scheme, the entitlements will be cancelled.
  4. Hillingdon Council may (at any time) amend or withdraw all, or part of, the benefits offered.
  5. Hillingdon Council shall not be liable for any injury or loss incurred during the use of council facilities.
  6. Applications will only be accepted if required copies of documentation are submitted.
  7. Reduced rates for LeisureLink holders only apply to services listed by operators.
  8. Card holders are subject to normal facility availability, conditions of use and methods of payment.
Page last updated: 25 Jul 2023