About us

About Us

London Aquatics Centre is managed by GLL, a charitable social enterprise and worker-owned cooperative, operating under the community-brand, Better.. Established in 1993, we are now the largest operator of leisure and Library facilities in the UK with more than 250 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 were 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 operate the centre and ensure it’s accessible to the whole community. Read more about the Legacy

In London Aquatics Centre

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, London Aquatics Centres provides a state-of-the-art gym, a fitness class studio and a dry diving facility for athletes of all levels. 

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, Stratford International, Pudding Mill Lane and Hackney Wick. The venue holds up to 2,800 spectators at a time. Find out how to get here

Here at London Aquatics Centre there is a wide range of programmes and courses which everyone from tourists to professional athletes, children’s school groups, first time swimmers to experienced ones can 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!