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 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.  

*Please note that during busy times your time in the pool may be limited to a maximum of 1 hour. For opening times please see the live timetable below.

Important Notice: Stockport Metro Swimming Meet 13th - 15th March

Due to the bi-annual Stockport Metro Swimming Meet, all swimming & health spa facilities at Grand Central Pools will be closed between 14:30pm Friday & 06:30am Monday. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. Members are advised that they will be able to use all other Life Leisure swimming facilities during this time.

Facilities & Activities include:

  • Gym/Fitness Suite with the latest training equipment
  • Performance Training Zone
  • Aerobics Studio with weekly programme of classes 
  • 50m Swimming Pool
  • Health Suite
  • Children's Splash Pool & Slides
  • Home of Stockport Metro

Adult Studio Class Timetable

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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 at the bottom of the page for opening times.

Adult Swim & Slides £5.80
Adult Swim & Slides (Leisure Key) £4.05
Child Swim & Slides £3.30
Child Swim & Slides (Leisure Key) £3.15
Over 60's Swim & Slides £4.05

**Please note: slide customers must be a minimum of 1.1 metres tall and also be able to swim 25 metres competently.


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.

Stockport Metro Swimming Programme

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: 0161 474 7766, Swimming Lessons - 0161 429 0401

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 6.30am - 10.00pm
Saturday (Gym) 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday (Pool) 8.00am - 3.00pm
Sunday 8.00am - 9.00pm

Health Suite Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00am–2:30pm & 3:00pm–9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am–10:00am | 10:15am–12:00noon (Female Only) | 12:30pm–9:30pm
Saturday 8:00am–3:00pm
Sunday 8:00am–3:00pm & 4:00pm–8:00pm (Female Only)

Class Timetable

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Swim Timetable

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