Printed Date: 22/01/2018

Welcome to GLL

A charitable social enterprise for all the community

GLL makes community services and spaces better for everyone. And it’s about more than just money. Our people invest time, energy and effort into helping and improving communities through the services we offer - and with great results.

Our success means we’re proud to be the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark and the Big Society Award.


GLL News

GLL starts a new swimming teaching journey with STA

January 11, 2018

This week marks the start of GLL’s new 3 year partnership with STA.

GLL delivers first STA swimming teacher course

January 08, 2018

GLL successfully started its first STA Award in Swimming Teaching course at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

GLL Libraries - visits and issues sustained

December 14, 2017

Confirmation that GLL - the UK’s largest public libraries operator - is also good at running libraries comes this week with publication of the CIPFA (The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) figures for library use for 2016/2017.

About us

In 1993, Greenwich Council needed to find a new way to run its leisure centres because of public spending cuts and together, we came up with a new model. The first of its kind in UK leisure. GLL was born.

Our four pillars

We believe GLL is unique and not just because we were the first leisure trust in the UK. Our four ‘pillars’ sit at the heart of our business delivery and form the vital DNA that makes us tick.

Being a charitable social enterprise

GLL is here for the good of the community and is a not-for-profit organisation. As firm believers in the power of social values, this is what being a social enterprise means for us…