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And that's not all!

There are plenty more activities and clubs in Thamesmead that you can join in to keep active and have fun.

Swimming

Although the parks, open spaces and riverside pathways make this area a haven for fitness junkies who want to jog, run, walk and cycle, for those who want to go that extra mile Thamesmead also boasts its own leisure centre which was built by Trust Thamesmead and then transferred to Greenwich Council.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre in Thamesmere Drive, close to the town centre, offers a fantastic range of activities for groups, families and individuals including a swimming pool, a gym and weight training room and personal fitness programmes. A member of the Government's Swim4Free scheme.

As of 2 November 2009, free badminton is being offered every Monday, 2:00-3:00pm.

Thamesmere Leisure Centre | Thamesmere Drive
Thamesmead Town Centre | T: 020 8311 1119 | W: www.gll.org

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Crossway Gymnastics Centre

Offering a comprehensive programme of Elite and recreational Gymnastics for boys and girls 7 days a week, Crossway Gymnasitcs Centre also offers training in physical exercise for children, young people and adults with special needs.

Arch 11 | Byron Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8AA
T: 020 8312 1190 | E: crosswaygym@hotmail.co.uk | W: www.crosswaygym.yolasite.com

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Thamesmead Gym

Thamesmead Gym offers a full gym - cardio resistance equipment, free weights, boxercise and so much more! As well as nutritionist advice too.

Open to everyone aged 16+

9:00am-9;00pm    Monday-Thursday
9:00am-8:30pm    Fridays & Bank Holidays
10:00am-2:00pm  Saturdays
10:00am-1:00pm  Sundays

£3 per session
£15 annual membership including an induction and insurance
£2.50 for unemployed and students (ID required)

Thamesmead Gym | The Link Thamesmead | Harrow Manor Way | SE2 9XJ

T: 07914 320554

A part of The Link Thamesmead family

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Walks
Nordic Walking, 9:15-10:15am, every Friday

Gallions Reach Health Centre | Bentham Road | Thamesmead | SE28 8BE | 0800 917 1273
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Exercise Classes
Exercise to Music, 1:00-2:00pm, every Wednesday

Discovery Children's Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | 0800 917 1273


Body Conditioning

1:30-2:30pm every Wednesday
Discovery Children's Centre | Battery Road | West Thamesmead | SE28 0JN | T: 0800 917 1273
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Thamesmere Gym

Thamesmead's Leisure Centre doesn't just have a pool, there's exercise classes and a gym too.

Catering for all the family - under 5's, 5-10, 11-15, over 55's and everyone inbetween.

Opening hours: 7:00am-9:30pm Monday-Friday & 8:30am-5:30pm Saturday & Sunday

Thamesmere Drive | Thamesmead | SE28 8RE
T: 020 8311 1119

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Thamesmead Town Angling Club

Thamesmead Town Angling Club (TTAC) fish at Gallions Lake in West Thamesmead and at Birchmere, sun-up to sun-down and at just £6 per session for one rod, £10 per session for two rods.

A junior section is also available. TTAC can also offer tuition with their fully qualified instructors.

Please note, fish must be returned to the lake once caught.

T: 07810 066632 (Brian)
E: brianwoolsey@btinternet.com

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Dance

Zumba for adults with Theatre Street Performing Arts, 8:15-9:00pm every Tuesday.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499 | E: contact@thelinkthamesmead.co.uk

Thamesmead School of Dance is one of the leading dance schools in the south-east and it is here, right in the heart of Thamesmead. They offer musical theatre and street dance to all ages.
Byron Close | off Disraeli Close | Thamesmead | T: 020 8312 9372
E: corinnadance@aol.co.uk

Line Dancing
Classes run by Greenwich PCT, 12:30-1:30pm every Tuesday.
Broadwater Village Hall | 1c Goosander Way | West Thamesmead | SE28 0ER | 020 8694 7329 | sarah-jane.crossman@greenwichpct.nhs.uk

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Sailing

It's easy to learn to sail in Thamesmead!

Thamesmead YMCA runs Royal Yachting Association sailing courses.

T. 020 8302 5783 (George)
Harrow Manor Way | Southmere Lake


Southmere Boating Centre

Offering sailing, power boating, canoeing and kayaking.

T. 020 8310 2452 (Giles)
W: www.southmereboating.co.uk

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Thursday Bingo Club
The Thursday Bingo Club is open to everyone aged 18+, 7:30-10:30pm every Thursday.

Arnott Community Centre | 3 Arnott Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8BG | T: 020 8320 4470 (Roz)
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Thamesmead Town and Abbey Wood Royal British Legion
Open to everyone aged 18+.

Meet every third Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm.

Birchwood Public House | Grovebury Road | Abbey Wood | SE2 | 0845 7725 725
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Complementary Therapy

Reflexology, massage, healing, hypnotherapy and other forms of stress management by the Feel Good Cooperative.

T: 07908 034081 (Sandy) | E: feelgoodcoop@hotmail.co.uk

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Martial Arts

Shotakan Karate
Teaches all levels of karate, 6:00-9:00pm every Thursday.

Manor Close Community Centre | 40 Manor Close
Thamesmead | SE28 8EY

Kano-ju-no-ri Judo
7:00pm every Wednesday.

Thamesmead School of Dance | 16 Byron Close | off Disraeli Close | Thamesmead | SE28 8AA
T: 07977 006787
E: thamesmead.judo@ntlworld.com
W: www.kano-ju-no-ri-judoclub.co.uk


Thamesmead Kick Boxing and Self Defence
Learn how to look after yourself and let any fraustration out in the process.

6:00-7:00pm Mondays

Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | Thamesmead | SE28 8DU
T: 07913 388819 (Glenn)

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Family Action Thamesmead
Family Action Thamesmead Talking Point is a service based in Thamesmead which provides support to families living in the borough of Greenwich.

By talking things through you can work together to seek solutions to the difficulties you are experiencing.

The service works with children aged 9-16 years old and their families who:

Experience severe difficulties in their relationships and ability to cope with stress

Are at risk of family breakdown

Struggle with parenting isues and life challenges

Are rebuilding themselves after traumatic events

Family Action Thamesmead Talking Point also deals with issues relating to separation or other types of loss and children's emotional and behavioural difficulties such as relating to peers at school or having low self-esteem.


They also work with families who are living with the impact of mental ill-health. They can help both parents and children to:

Increase their confidence and self-esteem

Understand mental illness and how it affects them and their family

Express their thoughts and feelings

Establish daily routines

Access the services they need

Resolve practical difficulties

Achieve their potential


They also offer mediation between family members, conflict between young people at school or in their neighbourhood or conflict between neighbours.


If any of the above are of interest to you, please call.

2 Maran Way | DA18 4BP
T: 020 8310 6570
E: thamesmead@family-action.org.uk
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Tai Chi

10:30am-1:30pm
Tai chi, chi gong and yuanji
Limestone Community Hall | 2-4 Limestone Walk | DA18 4BW | 07504 284313 (Mary)

Fridays
10:30am-12:00pm
Tai Chi with Greenwich PCT
Jubilee Community Centre | Lytton Strachey Path | SE28 8DU | 0800 917 1273 | www.greenwichsplash.nhs.uk

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Arts and Crafts Clubs

Arts & Crafts

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499| E: contact@thelinkthamesmead.co.uk

Knitting Group

Wednesdays fortnightly, 5:00-7:00pm

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 07930 314525 | E: cherrykent@hotmail.co.uk

Our Craft Club

Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm, card making
Wednesdays fortnightly, 10:00am-12:30pm, knitting & crochet
Wednesdays fortnightly, 7:30-9:30pm, rubber stamping
Thursdays, 10;00am-2:00pm, general crafts
Fridays fortnightly, 10;00am-2:00pm, card making
1st Friday of each month, 7:00-10:00pm, machine sewing
1st Saturday of each month, 2:00-6:00pm, scrapbooking
2nd Saturday of each month, 2:00-6:00pm, knitting & crochet 
West Thamesmead | E: ourcraftclub.help@gmail.com | W: http://ourcraftclub.webs.com/

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Community Gardens

Growing Together Garden

Grow food and plants at this office based behind Gallions Housing Association's office, 10:00am-3:00pm every Tuesday.

Titmuss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 | E: ksullivan@gallionsha.co.uk

The Good Life Garden

Learn about seeds, planting, growing and wildlife, 10:00am-4:00pm every Thursday.

The Good Life Garden | Birchmere Park | Thamesmead | SE28 | E: thegoodlifegarden@live.com

Afternoon Garden Club

Learn how to grow things in your own back garden/in window boxes, 3:30-4:30pm every 3rd Thursday of the month.

The Atrium | Teeswater Court | Middle Way | Thamesmead | SE28 | E: jmoros-noujaim@wildlondon.org.uk

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Sporting Club Thamesmead

Home to Thamesmead Town FC and Charlton Athletic Women's Football Club, as well as many local football teams, Sporting Club Thamesmead offers an array of activities from Zumba, Metafit, Hula Hooping, Circuit Training and Boot Camp.

Also spaces for hire; 4G pitches, grass pitches, Multi-use Games Area, indoor multi-use room and function rooms, as well as a Sports Bar, showing all the top football matches!

Sporting Club Thamesmead | 30 Bayliss Avenue | Thamesmead | SE28 8NJ | T: 020 8320 4488

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The Link Thamesmead

Based under the big roundabout in Harrow Manor Way, The Link Thamesmead is built out of nine, once disused arches, which is now home to Archway Project, Bexley Youth Service, Theatre Street Performing Arts, Thamemead Gym, Thamesmead Youth Voice, Pixelform Studios, many faith groups and so many more!

Offering many activities including indoor climbing, high and low ropes courses, cookery, photography, I.T., film nights, motor mechanic workshops, bicycle workshops, singing, acting and drama classes, homework clubs, a gym and arts and crafts.

As well as opportunities; non/accredited courses and volunteering to name just two.

Also lots of spaces for hire including meeting rooms, IT Suite, Recording Studio, Rehearsal Room and a 160 seat Theatre.

The Link Thamesmead | Belvedere Road | Off Harrow Manor Way | Thamesmead | SE2 9BS | T: 020 8320 4499

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