Most sport and facilities are organised at a borough level, London wide or other regional level, so this list can never be complete, but it includes some of the more local clubs, teams and centres.

Sports Centres (London Borough of Waltham Forest)

Cathall Leisure Centre
The nearest leisure centre is Leytonstone Leisure Centre (which re-opened in October 2014 after a major refurbishment and was previously known as Cathall Leisure Centre). Facilities include:

  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Health suite
  • Creche play and learn
  • Sauna
  • Toddlers’ world
  • Squash
  • Dance studios

Location and travel
Cathall Road
E11 4LA
T: 020 8539 8343

Map: Google Maps
About 10 minutes’ walk from Leyton tube, 20 minutes’ from Leytonstone tube.


  • W14 (Leyton Asda to Woodford Bridge) goes along Cathall Road
  • W15 (Hackney to Cogan Avenue Estate) to Grove Green Road then less than 5 minutes’ walk
  • 257 (Walthamstow Central to Stratford) to Harrow Green then less than 5 minutes’ walk

Car: Cathall Road connects with Grove Green Road and Leytonstone High Road. There is a car park.

  • See the Council’s website for a full list of Waltham Forest sports and leisure centres:
    • Cathall Leisure Centre (Leytonstone)
    • Larkswood Leisure Centre (Chingford)
    • Leyton Leisure Lagoon (Baker’s Arms)
    • Plumtree Studios (Leyton)
    • Kelmscott Leisure Centre (Walthamstow)
    • Waltham Forest Pool and Track (Walthamstow)

These are run by social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL), who also run the Peter May Sports Centre.

Sports Centres (other) and grounds

Some local/nearby clubs and teams

Please use the Contact Form to let me know if any of these details are incorrect, or you want your club/team to be added to or removed from the list.

You should obviously take care to ensure that any sports clubs for children are legitimate. Check with the relevant council who have a register of clubs if you have any concerns.

Leyton Orient Football ClubLeyton Orient Football Club


  1. Could you please post some details about the youth club activities. (Cricket) what age bracket are eligible and what times do you start the program’s.also the charges please. Thanks.

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