Basketball involves a lot of starting and stopping. Whilst renowned as one of the best aerobic sport, basketball is also a great workout that can help you burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories), build endurance, improve balance and coordination, develop concentration and self-discipline whilst building muscles.
Check out these clubs below.
1. GO Mammoth Basketball Leagues
GO Mammoth is the ultimate club for busy & active adults looking to maximise their spare time through playing sport, keeping fit, going on adventures & socialising with friends.
Tel: +4420 7993 2334
Class Times: Mostly Evenings and Weekends
If you’re interested in league games or just social games with friends then Basketball-London is a sure win for you.
Opening Times: Mostly Evenings and Weekends
3. Brunswick Park
The park is operated by Southwark Borough Council and has two tennis courts, a basketball/kickabout area and a small children’s play ground. All of the Brunswick Park facilities are completely free to use on a turn up and play basis.
St Giles Road,
Opening Times: Open all day
4. Finsbury Leisure Centre
Finsbury Leisure Centre is situated in the south of the London Borough of Islington and just a short walk from Old Street station. It is a home for many sports clubs and classes. With four outdoor football pitches, four squash courts, a six-court multi-sports hall, plus exercise studios and activity rooms.
Tel: +4420 7250 1303
Opening Times: Sunday to Thursday 10am – 4pm
5. Jubilee Hall (Covent Garden)
The Jubilee Hall Trust builds strong healthy communities by promoting the fitness and wellbeing of the individuals within them. We make a measurable difference to the health and lives of people within our communities.
30 The Piazza,
Tel: +4420 7836 4007
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday mostly 7am – 10pm
6. Hackney White Heat Basketball Club
Together we will provide a gateway to basketball activities that isn’t currently available in the Hackney or the inner London area. We look to promote basketball and establish a viable club in Hackney that both males and females of all ages can feel safe and confident joining, with qualified coaches to improve performance and develop skills.
Tel: +447796 305 260
Opening Times: Mostly Evenings
7. T47 Sports Venue
T47 Sports Venue is a totally unique place to play. Ideally situated for anyone working in the City or in the South Bank area, T47 is under the arches beneath London Bridge station and features three indoor multi-sport courts. The venue is cool and weatherproof all year round, and includes showers, changing rooms and a licensed bar.
47 St Thomas Street,
Tel: +4420 7700 1888
Opening Times: Mostly Evenings
8. Somers Town Community Sports Centre Basketball Coaching
Somers Town community sports centre covers all the main indoor sports; Football, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Martial Arts. We also offer a junior after school programme.
134 Chalton Street,
Tel: +4420 7419 4365
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-9pm
9. Tower Hamlets Trojans Basketball Club
Trojans was set up by four basketball coaches that loved the game of basketball. The main reason for this was to fill the gap of our predecessors. Trojans has been supported by the local council and we thank them for their support so far. This is Trojans fourth year, and we are on our way to becoming a very successful club winning a number of local leagues and coming in high positions in many others. We aim to make basketball in the borough of Tower Hamlets much more accessible for all ages.
55 Durward Street,
Tel: +4420 7364 2433
Opening Times: Afternoons for kids and Evenings for Adults
10. John Orwell Sports Centre
John Orwell Sports Centre is a community sports and leisure facility located within the heart of Wapping, close to the centre of London.
The centre is located within an old converted dock and the historical features add to the centre’s quiet charm.
Tel: +4420 7488 9421
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 07:00 – 22:00, Sat 09:00 – 18:00, Sun 09:00 – 19:00
11. Oasis Sports Centre
Oasis Sports Centre, located in the heart of the West End offers London’s only heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as a 140 station gym with dedicated functional training zone, three squash courts, and two exercise studios hosting a range of exercise classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Group Cycle and Rebounding.
32 Endell Street,
Holborn/ Convent Garden,
Tel: +4420 7831 1804
Opening Times: Mon Closed Tue – Thu 08:00 – 17:00, Fri/Sat Closed, Sun 09:30 – 18:00
12. Colombo Centre
Join our new Tennis Club ( in partnership with Southwark City Tennis Club) and enjoy junior holiday camps, after school and Sunday sessions as well as adult coaching. Our hard court multi-use games area at Paris Gardens is fully floodlit and comprises 2 courts which can be used for tennis, netball or basketball.
34-68 Colombo Street,
Tel: +4420 7261 1658
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 06:45 – 22:00, Sat 10:00 – 17:00
13. Queen Mother Sports Centre
Queen Mother Sports Centre offers a fantastic selection of facilities and activities for everyone including gym, swimming, group exercise classes and a variety of racket sports. The popular centre is located in the heart of central London, just a short walk from Victoria station.
223 Vauxhall Bridge Road,
Tel: +4420 7630 5522
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 06:30 – 22:00, Sat 08:00 – 22:00, Sun 08:00 – 20:00
14. Little Venice Sports Centre
Racquet sports are a great way to stay fit and have a catch up with friends at the same time. Courts may be booked for playing during centre opening times and racquets are available to hire.
You can also play basketball, volleyball, Netball and 5 A Side Football in our multi purpose indoor sports hall.
10 Crompton Street,
Tel: +4420 7641 5111
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 06:30 – 22:00, Sat 08:00 – 20:00, Sun 08:00 – 17:00
15. Seven Islands Leisure Centre
Whether you are looking for a high energy, calorie burning work out, a relaxing session to soothe the mind as well as body or a fun and social group routine, there is something to suit you.
100 Lower Road,
Tel: +4420 7237 3296
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 07:00 – 22:00, Sat 08:00 – 18:00, Sun 08:00 – 18:00
16. Mulberry Sports & Leisure Centre
Basketball is a skilful and high-paced game with a huge emphasis on team work. Two opposing teams play one another and try to pass, dribble and shoot the ball into the net. The team with the most points win. With plenty of opportunity to showcase some great moves, basketball is fun and inclusive for all.
Tel: +44207 790 3854
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 06:00 – 22:00, Sat/Sun 09:00 – 18:00
17. Clapham Leisure Centre
The newly built Clapham Leisure Centre offers state of the art gym facilities for all. Located just off Clapham High Street with easy transport links, it’s the ideal place to achieve your health and fitness goals.
141 Clapham Manor Street,
Clapham High Steet,
Tel: +4420 7627 7900
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 06:30 – 22:00, Sat/Sun – 08:00 – 18:00