Fancy trying a new activity?

  • 04
  • Aug

Did you know there are more than 60 sports and other types of physical activity on offer in Islington at more than 100 clubs, leisure centres, parks, community centres and other venues? Here are just two sports that anyone could take up, regardless of their age or physical ability.

This is the most popular participation sport in England and in Islington, Highbury Fields is the go-to destination for it. Highbury Fields parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. The event started in 2011 and on average has 300 people attend every week. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to run, you can jog and walk depending on your level of fitness, or you can volunteer to help on the day. There is also junior parkrun for 4-14 year-olds on Sunday mornings at 9am.

A new running session has started for women and girls age 14 and over, also in Highbury Fields on Thursdays at 11am (meet outside Highbury Leisure Centre 15 minutes beforehand). Again, all abilities are welcome.

There are also Mini Mermaid Running Club sessions in the borough. This unique programme helps girls aged 7-11 build self-worth, confidence and resilience as they train for a local
5km run.

Table tennis
You can play and improve your game whatever your age or ability at Highbury Table Tennis Club. Based at City of London Academy Highbury Grove, the club has a wide range of table tennis sessions for juniors, female players, drop-in and league teams. It is open most Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday lunchtime throughout the year. So, whether you want to learn a new sport, keep fit, meet new people, practice with a friend, improve your existing ability or become a table tennis champion, this is the club for you!

Go to to find out about sport and activity in Islington, or search the Islington Directory.

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