Leisure centres and sports facilities

St Luke's Swimming Pool update

Brighton & Hove City Council have appointed a contractor and work begins on Monday 14th July to repair the storm-damaged St Luke’s Swimming Pool. The project involves replacing all of the old polycarbonate roof panels with new double glazed units, permanently removing the damaged suspended ceiling and upgrading the air handling system. By removing the ceiling and opening up the roof space, this historic Victorian pool will be transformed back to its original state providing a new light and airy space for swimmers to enjoy. The project is scheduled to take 14 weeks and so we anticipate the pool remaining closed until mid-October.

Unfortunately, the storm damage that St Luke’s pool suffered earlier this year has proven difficult to rectify. The roof panels that were broken in the storm also damaged the integrity of the suspended ceiling over the pool. Both of these issues together with the difficult access of working at height over a swimming pool (which is 110 years old) have all combined to require an extended closure of the pool. 

The Council and Freedom Leisure are grateful for the continued patience of St Luke’s Swimming Pool users and we look forward to re-opening the new-look facility in the autumn.

We apologise for this inconvenience and hope you’ll be able to use the alternative pools at Prince Regent Swimming Complex or King Alfred Leisure Centre. For further details on public swimming times at King Alfred Leisure Centre and Prince Regent Swimming Complex, please visit Freedom Leisure

If you have any queries with regards to the closure please contact the Prince Regent Swimming Complex on 01273 685692. We will update this notice further when further details are known.

Indoor facilities and swimming pools

Brighton & Hove offers a wide range of sport and leisure facilities, from swimming and paddling pools, to sports centres and golf courses. The Sports Facilities Team is responsible for the operation and development of leisure facilities, including six sports centres:

These sites are managed on behalf of the council by Freedom Leisure, monitored by the Sports Facilities Team.

The Leisure Card is available to Brighton & Hove residents in receipt of certain state benefits and gives a discount of approximately 40% on selected activities at our six leisure centres across the city.

For more information on activities, opening hours & prices, please contact the above facilities directly by clicking on the appropriate links.

Outdoor sports facilities

Golf courses:

Outdoor Sports facilities:

  • Our parks have outdoor sports facilities for football, cricket, tennis, bowls, cycling and summer sports like basketball and rounders.

Skate Parks

Table Tennis Tables:

Free Swimming

For up to date information on the scheme for 16 and under's in Brighton & Hove please visit our Free Swimming page.

Further information

If you wish to contact the Sport Facilities Team please call (01273) 292707 or send an email to sports.info@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

To make a booking for outdoor sports facilities

For more information about sports activities in general across the city, visit Brighton & Hove's Active for Life website or call the Sports Development Team on (01273) 292724