Where to play Basketball in London

Have you been inspired by the NBA Finals this year? After all the drama from the NBA postseason, the demand to hit the court is as high as ever. If you are in London looking to shoot some hoops with your friends, unsure of where you can play, Playfinder is here to help. Playfinder has assembled a list of venues all across the capital so that you can channel your inner Lebron James.


Where to play Basketball in North London?


Haverstock School has the perfect facilities for you to play with your friends after a long day at work. Situated near Chalk Farm station, the venue is easily accessible via public transport and can be booked during school term time between 6pm-10pm Monday to Friday. If you’re looking to play on the weekend, the court is open from 8am till 10pm. Access to the venue is even possible during the school holidays, as you can play between 9am and 10pm.


Where to play Basketball in Central London?


Finding it tough to lace up your basketball trainers during the working week? Colombo Centre, near Southwark and King’s Cross stations, is your solution. As seen above, the facilities are a breath of fresh air compared with the business hub of the city. Colombo Centre offers a variety of options on how you can play with their court design. If you wish to practice your shooting ability, play two on two matchups or a full game, Colombo has the court for you. You can access the venue from 6:45am till 10pm throughout the entire working week on a pay-as-you-play basis.


Where to play Basketball in South London?


Canons Leisure Centre is a great place to get yourself primed for All-Star contention. With a large, well-maintained court you can sharpen your skills all week round. The facilities are open from 6:30am till 10pm on weekdays, for you to catch a game before or after your working day. Notably, the leisure centre is a stone’s throw from Mitcham Junction station making it easily accessible by public transport. As a result, a weekend game can be enjoyed, between 8am till 7pm, without the hassle of deciding who is driving to the venue.


Where to play Basketball in East London?


In East London, Waterfront Leisure Centre provides you with a wonderful opportunity to refine your shooting ability on the court. The venue is open between 7am and 10pm on weekdays and, 8am till 8pm on weekends. If you wish to hire the court for casual hooping or for your team’s home games, the facilities are ideal. You can establish block bookings with the Leisure Centre, as well as enjoy benefits like the free parking provided by the venue. Alternatively, if you wish to travel by DLR, the court is located close to Woolwich Arsenal station.


Where to play Basketball in West London


Somers Town Community Sports Centre offers you the opportunity to replicate some of your NBA heroes. With pristine facilities, the opportunity to get to the Basketball court never felt more enticing. Between Monday to Friday, the venue is open between 3pm and 10pm; the opening times on the weekend vary from 9am till 9pm on Saturdays, and 10am till 9pm on Sundays. On school holidays, the facilities remain open for you with extended opening hours in the week. During holidays, the court is available for hire from 9am till 10pm.

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