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Abbey Leisure Centre

Ladies only sessions

Abbey Leisure Centre are proud to promote their ladies only sessions in both the gym and the swimming pool during the following times:

  • Thursdays 10am – 12pm
  • Saturdays 6:30pm – 8pm

The whole centre will be available to women only.

Come and take advantage of all the products available such as our Results Guaranteed program.

Ladies only sessions

Abbey Leisure Centre’s new Pure Strength Gym

Abbey Leisure Centre are pleased to announce the opening of the brand new Pure Strength gym.

Including 2 new power racks, a dumbbell range upto 50kg and a variety of Pure Strength plate loaded equipment. The gym is to become part of our results guaranteed program in which we are working on for the new year. Inhouse supplements will also be coming soon to help aid your recovery after training.

Pure Strength Gym1

Pure Strength Gym2

Membership and prices

Latest prices and membership packages for our leisure centres.

Remember – a membership at either Abbey Leisure Centre or Becontree Heath Leisure Centre gives you access to both sites – so each membership is double the value!


Click here for more information on our swimming facilities

There are two pools; a main pool and a teaching pool. The main pool has six lanes, and is 25m x 12.5m.

The pool programme has something for everyone – whether you are learning to swim, having fun with family and friends, or training to compete.

The Idol, Softplay & Café

The Idol, is the latest addition to Barking, designed for kids of all ages, it brings art & fun under the same roof. Discover the art installation and let your little ones tackle the giant, no matter what the weather, whilst you enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat from the café.

The café serves fresh salads, sandwiches, hot & cold food and children’s favourites. We also have the perfect place for your child’s birthday party.

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A 140 station gym offers a mix of the latest cardiovascular, resistance and free weights equipment provided by Technogym which includes interactive screens and TV’s.


The Abbey Spa

The borough’s first luxury spa, ‘The Abbey’, offers a full range of beauty treatments and relaxation experiences. Check out what The Abbey offers.

The new facilities will transport you to another world, allowing you to take time away from the stresses of modern day living so what are you waiting for!

Spend time revitalising your body and clearing your mind with a Wet Spa Experience which has seven relaxing features:

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Rock Sauna
  • Aromatherapy Steam Room
  • Crystal Steam Room
  • Salt Inhalation Steam Room
  • Ice Chute
  • Heated Bench

Please see below opening times and sessions for The Abbey:

Monday10.30am – 3pmMixed
3pm – 9pmLadies only*
Tuesday10.30am – 9pmMixed
Wednesday10.30am – 3pmMen only*
3pm – 9pmMixed
Thursday10.30am – 3pmLadies only*
3pm – 9pmMixed
Friday10.30am – 9pmMixed
Saturday9am – 6pmMixed
Sunday9am – 6pmMixed

*Please note – The session times above are for the wet spa area only as we may have clients of the opposite gender having treatments during these times.

The Abbey Spa on Facebook

The Abbey Spa is now on Facebook so ‘Like’ our page or posts to be kept up to date on all our latest offers.


We have three large studios providing 70 workout classes per week. We hope our programme has something of interest for everyone, including new classes such as H.I.I.T, Insanity and Core Blast.

ALC Group Exercise Programme

Online form

Please note: From 1 September our leisure centres will be managed by Everyone Active. You can still make bookings on this site for activities up to and including 31 August.

You will be able to make bookings for activities from 1 September onwards from 25 August on the new website here

If you are a Premium Active member who wants to make a 14 day advance booking before the new site is active, please enquire at your nearest leisure centre.


Abbey Leisure Centre
Bobby Moore Way
IG11 7HW
Call 020 8227 3338 Email us /

Opening Times

Monday to Friday
6.30am to 10.00pm

Saturday and Sunday
8.00am to 8.30pm
Main Pool 9am to 6pm
Teaching Pool 10:30am to 6pm

Bank holiday opening times
The centre’s opening times will change on bank holidays.
The opening times on these days will be as follows:
Gym: 9am to 5pm - Last admission 4:15pm

Swimming pool only: 09:00am – 4:00pm
Last admission time: 3:30pm

Gym: 9am to 5pm - Last admission 4:15pm

Jolly Jungle and The Idol: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Last admission time: 3:30pm

Spa: 10:00am – 4:00pm Mixed session.
Last admission time: 3:30pm

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