Grand Central

About the Centre

Located in the centre of Stockport, next to the train station, Life Leisure Grand Central provides first class fitness and swimming facilities. The gym houses the latest fitness equipment and has a dedicated performance zone and aerobics studio with a weekly programme of classes. Grand Central is also home to Stockport's only 50m swimming pool and Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club and learn to swim programme.  

Facilities & Activities Include:

  • Gym/fitness suite with the latest training equipment
  • Performance training zone
  • Aerobics studio with weekly programme of classes 
  • 50m swimming pool
  • Home of Stockport Metro
  • Health suite (incorporating a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi) 
  • Children's splash pool & slides
  • FREE parking*

*Life Leisure Grand Central visitors will be granted 2 hours free parking if using the NCP multi-storey car park. Please be aware that any visit longer than 2 hours will be charged at the normal rate including the first 2 hours. Customers must validate their parking ticket using the machine at reception.


Health Suite:
To monitor capacity levels and to ensure members can socially distance from others, access to the health suites at Grand Central will be pre-booked only via your online account (accessible via the NEW Life Leisure app or our member login area on the website)

Online bookings

Due to high demand, you must continue to book your swim or studio class online in advance of arriving to a class to avoid disappointment.

We still are encouraging all members to book online for gym sessions; however, this is no longer mandatory. If you haven’t booked online prior to arriving for your gym session, you will need to check in at reception before heading to the fitness suite.

What to expect

Slides and splash pool 

We are delighted to announce the newly refurbished slides and splash pool* are now open at Life Leisure Grand Central. Please see our live swimming pool timetable on our online ticketing page.

*Please note: slide customers must be a minimum of 1.1 metres tall and also be able to swim 25 metres competently. The slides are currently open on weekends only with extra sessions added during school holidays

Stockport Metro Swimming Programme

Life Leisure Grand Central is home to Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club, with world class swimmers and Olympic medalists training here on a daily basis. The Stockport Metro programme also offers lessons for complete beginners from 6 weeks old. For more information contact the Swim Team on 0161 429 0401. For general centre enquiries please call 0161 474 7766.


A: Grand Central Square, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TA

T: General Enquiries 0161 474 7766 / Swimming Lessons 0161 429 0401

Centre Opening Times

Monday-Friday 6.30am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 3.30pm
Sunday 8am - 6.30pm

Class Timetable

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