Printed Date: 27/05/2019

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 (which we held from 2010 until 2013) and the Big Society Award.


GLL News

People living with dementia welcomed to Olympic Park for Singing for the Brain event

May 22, 2019

The Copper Box Arena opened its doors to 200 people living with dementia, and their carers, to enjoy an afternoon of live music and dancing.

GLL partners with British Gymnastics to boost participation

May 17, 2019

New partnership aims to bring in 10,000 new gymnasts into the sport.

GLL increases staff training with inclusion of mental health awareness

May 14, 2019

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May) and GLL, is introducing new staff training modules to improve both customer and staff wellbeing.

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…