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Archway Leisure Centre

MacDonald Road, Islington, London, N19 5DD

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Access Guide

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Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 21:30.


  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Upper Holloway.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.


  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the changing rooms and the pool.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a split level gym on the first floor.
    • All exercise equipment is available on the accessible level.
    • Toilets and changing areas are also available on this level.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting level is bright.


  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 128cm x 129cm (4ft 2in x 4ft 3in).
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Swimming Pool

  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • The ladder does not have handrails.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the reception desk.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 332cm x 232cm (10ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • There are 2 accessible toilets.
    • The dimensions of the second accessible toilet are 348 cm x 233 cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.