Sports and Leisure Facilities

Free Trade Wharf Leisure Centre

Residents of Free Trade Wharf have access to our Leisure Centre which includes a Gym, Swimming Pool, Sauna and Jacuzzi.

King Edward Memorial Park

The park is located directly next door to Free Trade Wharf and offers tennis courts, an all weather football pitch, bowling green and a children’s play area as well as a bandstand and waterfront benches. The Park is wheelchair accessible throughout.

Sports Centres

John Orwell Sports Centre, Tench Street Wapping, 020 7488 9421
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities, Glamis Road, 020 7481 4210
Mulberry Sports & Leisure Centre, Richard Street, 02077 903 854


Limehouse Marina Elite, Limehouse Marina, London E14 7LB, 0845 262 5050
St George’s Leisure Centre, 221 The Highway, 020 7709 9714
Virgin Active, West Ferry Circus, 0845 270 4084
LA Fitness, 5 Hertsmere Road,  020 75310191
Fitness First, 15 Thomas More Street,  020 77022777

Swimming Pool

St George’s Leisure Centre, 221 The Highway, 020 7709 9714
Virgin Active, West Ferry Circus, 0845 270 4084

Boating club

Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre, Westferry Road Isle of Dogs, 020 7537 2626

Paint Balling

The Paintball Centre, Canary Wharf,  0870 7873 897

Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery or other crafts

Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery or any yarn-related craft and join a local group for some cheerful company while you craft.  We are a friendly, sociable group of men and women who meet for crafting and chatter every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm at the Yurt Cafe.
Everyone is welcome.  No charge (buy your own coffee).  You don’t have to be there at the start or stay for the whole session.  Drop in as you please.
The group is called Knitters Anonymous.  Just turn up and say Hello.


Cineworld, Hertsmere Rd, West India Quay, 0871 200 2000
Odeon, Bugsby Way, Greenwich 0871 224 4 007
Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Grace’s Alley (near St Katharine’s), 020 7702 2789
O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, Customer Services 8463 6718; Tickets 0844 856 0202

Education and Libraries

Idea store Learning – Shadwell Centre, The Highway (opposite FTW) 020 7364 5684
Idea Store Canary Wharf, 1 Churchill Place 7364 4332
Idea Store Watney Market Library, Commerical Road, 020 7364 4332
Limehouse District Public Library, Wharf Lane (Off Comerical Road)


Riverside to Greenwich/City/West End
Canals (Limehouse Cut, Regents Canal), River Lea, Shadwell Basin


King Edward VII Memorial with wild flower meadow
Southwark Park
Ropemakers Field
Wapping Woods
Mile End Park

Animals & Birds

Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, 020  7790 8204
Mudchute Farm, Pier Street Isle of Dogs, 020 7515 5901
Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, 0207 247 8762
Ducks and herons on the river, in Shadwell Basin and Victoria Park

Local Attractions

Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay,   020 7001 9844
Wapping Police Station Museum, Wapping High Street (appointment only)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, Whitechapel High Street 7522 7888
Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Whitechapel Road, 020 7247 2599
Ragged School Museum, Copperfield Road, 020 8980 6405
The Marathon and Triathalon
Boats Passing