Map of basketball courts in London

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EXTENT GREEN
St. Patrick's International College
(020) 7287 6664
24 Great Chapel St
London, W1F 8FS
Closest tube: Oxford Circus

This court is on the roof of a college! I've left my name there two summers in a row but not been able to get access to the court. One guy I spoke to was concerned about health and safety. He took my details down but never called me back. Since I haven't been up there, I can't tell if the hoops are full size or not. If anyone plays there or knows how to get access, please let me know!
GREEN
Whitfield Street
Closest tube: Warren Street

The court is unavailable during school term time during the day but can be booked other times. To book the court contact:

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre
tel. 020-7580 4576
GREEN
Coram's fields
Guildford Street
Closest tube: Russel Square

There is one 10 footer, a 10 footer bent at roughly 30 degrees due to a truck incident and some rims that have been pulled down to about 8-9 feet and 9.5 feet respectively. It's pretty much walk on as long as you dont turn up in a batch of 15 as it is a private park.
GREEN
Argyle Square
Closest tube: Kings Cross

This is court is pretty good and often has people playing there.
GREEN
Finsbury Park
Closest tube: Finsbury Park

There are several full-size in the park iteself and during the summer there's often people playing.
ORANGE
Central YMCA
112 Great Russell Street
WC1B 3NQ
tel. 020 7343 1844
Closest tube: Tottenham Court Road

They no longer have a full court but still have two practice hoops you can use when nobody has booked the badminton court they're next to.

Interestingly, in 1924 the team that played here represented Great Britain in the Paris Olympics, and won the title, beating the US. This was the first time basketball was an event in the Olympics and it was therefore a demonstration sport with no medals. Sadly, the YMCA replaced a quarter of the court in 2005 with a new "Cardio Zone", and in 2006 they disposed of the large hoops that made it possible to play half-court games.
ORANGE
Seymour Leisure Centre
Seymour Place
W1H 5JT
tel. 020 7723 8019
Closest tube: Edgeware Road

A three-quarter-length court with wooden floor. The court needs to be booked in advance by calling the number above and as far as I know one of the people playing needs to be a member of the gym.
ORANGE
Finsbury Leisure Centre
Norman Street
EC1V 3PU
tel. 020 7253 2346
Closest tube: Old St

A three-quarter-length court with a good wooden surface. The court needs to be booked in advance although you don't have to be a member as far as I know.
GREEN
Corporation Row, EC1

Outdoor court by Corporation Row.
3/4 to full size in reasonable condition.
GREEN
Paddington Recreation Grounds

Paddington Recreation Grounds, Randolph Avenue, Maida Vale, W9
Tel: 020 7641 3642

Open during day time mostly, locked after hours due to residential noise levels. Outdoor court, Tarmac surface, caged,
GREEN
Ravenscourt Park, W6

Nearest Tube Ravenscourt Park. One full size court, plus 3 single hoops. Always pick up games.
GREEN
Harrow Club, W10

Under the Westway, Part of the Harrow Club. Further west end past the tennis court. It even has NETS still attached!
GREEN
Bethnal Green
3 full size outside courts near bethnal green tube in small park. Cambridge heath road, Cornwall ave and Malcolm place border it. Usually pick up games going on.
ORANGE
Brixton Recreation Centre

There are two courts at Brixton Rec Centre - don't need to be a member to hire them. The centre is about 100m from Brixton tube station.
ORANGE
Haverstock School, Chalk Farm

Indoor court available for hire evenings and weekends for about 45 an hour. Nice full-size wood-floor court with decent surface. They also have an outdoor court, not sure how much it is to hire.
GREEN
Vauxhall Park

Free outdoor court but needs to be booked.
Not sure how you go about booking it though - the person that submitted this court didn't say.
Nearest tube: Vauxhall
GREEN
Kennington Park

Free outdoor court
Nearest tube: Oval
GREEN
Windmill Drive, Clapham Common, SW4

Free outdoor court
Nearest tube: Clapham Common or Clapham South
GREEN
Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, SE24

Free outdoor court
Nearest tube: Brixton
GREEN
Mint Street Adventure Playground
Southwark Bridge Road
SE1 1QX
Tel. 020 7403 3747

Nearest tube: Borough
GREEN
Close to Kingsbury station. On Kingsbury Rd. In a park, there is one, but share with footballers.
GREEN
Granville Square, WC1
Closest tubes: Kings Cross, Russell Square or Angel

Small court (no 3 pt line). Recently refurbished.
Islington council has no booking policy.
ORANGE
Somers Town Community Sports Centre
Closest tubes: Kings Cross or Russell Square

Indoor Full court and half courts.
Excellent court. Availability limited.
134 Chalton Street
London
NW1 1RX
ORANGE
Talacre Community Sports Centre
Dalby Street, Camden, NW5 3AF
Phone: 020-7974 8765
Closest tubes: Chalk Farm, Camden or Kentish Town

Indoor and outdoor courts, must be booked in advance.
GREEN
Turnpike lane
Closest tubes: Turnpike Lane

Outdoor courts in public park.
GREEN
Acton Park
The Vale
London W3
Closest tubes: Turnham Green, Acton Town, Chiswick Park

Outdoor basketball combined football court, surrounded by high metal fencing, in a larger park.
GREEN
Cotton Ave
Acton, W3
Closest tubes: North Acton, East Acton

Surrounded by residential areas
GREEN
Union Street
London Bridge SE1
Closest tubes: Borough, London Bridge

Full outdoor court on Union Street just west of Borough High St. At some school.
GREEN
Hendon Park
Queens Road
Hendon NW4 4UP
Closest tubes: Hendon Central

There are two courts here - one is a hybrid footie/basketball court and the other is better suited for basketball (basketballers much prefer to play on this court; nice red tarmac surface, netted hoops, full-size with all lines)
GREEN
Charlton St, NW1
Closest tubes: Euston, Kings Cross, Mornington Crescent

It's one of those football/basketball caged courts, one block south of Somerstown fitness centre. The size is pretty small though.
GREEN
Royal Oak, W2
Closest tubes: Royal Oak

Underneath the highway
GREEN
Iverson Road
Kilburn

Closest tubes: Kilburn, West Hamsted

Near Brondesbury overground station. It's an outdoor court on the south side of Iverson road less than 100 meters to the east of Kilburn High Road.
GREEN
Brent Lodge
Church Road
Ealing W7

Closest tubes: Ealing Broadway, Boston Manor

Near Brondesbury overground station. It's an outdoor court on the south side of Iverson road less than 100 meters to the east of Kilburn High Road.
GREEN
Millenium Green
Baylis Road
Waterloo

Closest tubes: Waterloo, Lambeth North, Southwark
GREEN
Ruskin Park
Denmark Hill

Closest train: Denmark Hill
GREEN
Tawny Close
Ealing

Closest tubes: Ealing Broadway, Boston Manor

There is a small park at the junction of Uxbridge Road (The Broadway) and Northfield Avenue. In that park is a small court with a single hoop.
GREEN
Elthorne Park
Boston Road

Closest tubes: Boston Manor, Northfields

In the corner of Elthorne Park just off the Boston Road there is a court.
GREEN
Hammersmith Bridge Road

Closest tubes: Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park

Tarmac combination basketball/football court in enclosed cage. Roadside, near where Rutland Grove meets Hammersmith Bridge Road. Haven't seem any pickup here, mostly kids tossing/kicking a ball around.
GREEN
The Vale
Near Golders Green

Closest tubes: Golders Green, Brent Cross
GREEN
Verulam street
Bloomsbury
WC1X 8LZ

Closest tubes: Chancery Lane, Farringdon

This is a large full court (I think the dimensions are off) with crap backboards. No booking - walk on. People playing very occassionally.
GREEN
Manor Gardens
Islington
N7

Closest tubes: Archway, Holloway Road, Finsbury Park

Caged football/basketball, full-court but the key and 3-point dimensions are off. No booking necessary. People playing very occasionally.
ORANGE
Chelsea Sports Centre
Chelsea Manor St
Kensington
SW

Closest tubes: South Kensignton, Sloane Square

Pretty good court, decent surface, you need to book in advance but don't need to be a member.
GREEN
Walford Rd
Hackney
N16 8EF

Closest tubes: Holloway Road, Finsbury Park

Outside court on beginning of housing estate. 2 rings but small kids usually use it for football, they can be easily kicked off.
GREEN
Drury Lane Park
Drury Lane
WC2

Closest tubes: Covent Garden

Normally a kid's park but during the daytime almost always no one there - popular with LSE kids at the residence hall opposite the park.
GREEN
Highbury Grove
Islington

Closest tubes: Highbury & Islington, Holloway Road, Arsenal
GREEN
Walham Green
King's Road
Fulham

Closest tubes: Fullham Broadway, Parsons Green
GREEN
Small Park
Corner of South Ealing Road and Occupation Lane
South Ealing

Closest tubes: South Ealing, Northfields, Boston Manor
Closest train: Brentford

There is a small court but doubles as a a small indoor soccer court too, so is quite busy when the schools are out
GREEN
West Ham Park
Densham Road
West Ham

Closest tubes: West Ham, Stratford, Plaistow, Upton Park
Closest trains: Stratford, West Ham, Maryland Rail
GREEN
Larkhall Park
Priory Grove
Lambeth

Closest tubes: Stockwell, Clapham North
Closest trains: Wandsworth

NBA stars and Lambeth young people shine at opening of new basketball facilities
GREEN
Clapham Common

Closest tubes: Clapham Common, Clapham South
Closest trains: Clapham High St

GREEN
Small Park
Red Post Hill
Southwark

Closest trains: North Dulwich, Herne Hill

GREEN
Warrick Gardens
Lyndhurst Way
Southwark

Closest train: Peckham Rye

GREEN
Warrick Gardens
Wood Green

Closest tubes: Turnpike Lane, Seven Sisters

One caged full court and three half corts. Hardly any people playing there apart from weekends.
GREEN
Island Gardens
Isle of Dogs

Closest tubes: Island Gardens DLR

Right next to Island Gardens DLR stop.
GREEN

Cricklewood Broadway
Cricklewood

Closest train: Cricklewood
Closest tube: Wilesden Green

Just behind Beacon Bingo
GREEN

Capital City Academy
Doyle Gardens
NW10 3ST

Closest tube: Kensal Rise, Wilesden Junction, Wilesden Green
Closest train: Wilesden Junction

ORANGE

Willesden Sports Centre
Donnington Rd
NW10 3QX

Closest tube: Kensal Rise, Wilesden Junction, Wilesden Green
Closest train: Wilesden Junction

GREEN

Lefevre Walk
Bow

Closest tube: Bow Road, Mile End, Hackney Wick
Closest train: Wilesden Junction

GREEN

Balaam Park
Balaam Street E13

Closest tube: Upton Park, Canning Town

2 Full size Courts, rings are about 10"5". Good ballers when the sun is out!
GREEN

Malmesbury Road
Bow

Closest tube: Bow Road, Hackney Wick, Mile End

Street view
GREEN
42 Loxford Ln
Ilford
IG1 2PJ

Closest tube: Barking, Upney

GREEN
Longbridge Rd
Barking
IG11 8UF

Closest tube: Barking, Upney

GREEN
Barnes Cray Rd
Crayford

Closest trains: Clayford Rail, Slade Green, Dartford

2 Outdoor half courts, metal chain nets
GREEN
Becklow Rd
Hammersmith

Closest tubes: Shepard's Bush Market, Wood Lane, Goldhawk Road

Kids basketball court, high fences
GREEN
Cumberland Market
Mornington Crescent

Closest tubes: Euston, Mornington Crescent, Warren St, Great Portland St

An outdoor caged football/basketball court. Popular with local kids during school holidays, but is usually free.
GREEN
Bethune Park

Closest tubes: Woodside Park

Outdoor court in Bethune Park, entrance is on Gresham Avenue. Full court with markings, but I think the rim is smaller than standard.
GREEN
Oakleigh Road

Closest tubes: Arnos Grove, Totteridge & Whetstone

GREEN
Whitlock drive
Wandsworth
SW19

Closest tubes: Southfields, East Putney

Kids court, low rims
ORANGE
Britannia Leisure centre
40 Hyde road
N1 5JU

Closest tubes: Old Street, Angel

Tel. 020 77294485
GREEN
Clarence Way
Camden

Closest tubes: Kentish Town West, Camden Town, Camden Road

Outdoor court in camden town in between Clarance Way and Hawley Road. Two hoops and football pitch. Usually people playing
ORANGE
Ethos (Imperial College Sports Centre)
7 Princes Gardens
London
SW7 2AZ

Tel. 020 7594 6660

Closest tubes: Knightsbridge, South Kensington, High St Kensington

3/4 size court parquet floor court. Belongs to Imperial College. Members are allowed to bring guests, but students can only bring other Imperial students.
GREEN
Watling Park
Burnt Oak
London

Closest tubes: Burnt Oak

There is a hybrid basketball/football court in Watling Park, near Burnt Oak tube station. It is a concrete/tarmac type surface, handily enclosed by a fence, in the north-east corner of the park.
GREEN
C-Park
Harrow Recreation Ground
Cunningham Park
Pinner Road/Breresford Rd
Harrow
London

Closest tubes: North Harrow, Harrow West, Harrow on the Hill, Harrow and Wealdstone

Extended green/red tarmac'd Court fresh condition, 2 Adidas practice rims and 2 main Gooseneck Rims. One of best outdoor courts in the London area.

C-Park Facebook group
GREEN
Green Dragon Lane
Brentford
London

Closest tubes: Gunnersbury, Kew Gardens
GREEN
Wallham Green
King's Road
London

Closest tubes: Parson's Green, Fullham Broadway
GREEN
Tomilson Close
Brick Lane (north end)
Shoreditch
London

Closest tubes: Whitechapel, Liverpool St
Closest overland: Shoreditch High St
GREEN
Akeman Road
Stockwell
London

Closest tubes: Oval, Brixton, Stockwell
GREEN
Fulham/Castlenau area.

Combined basketball/football area, high fences. One full court.

Closest tubes: Baron's Court, Putney Bridge, Parson's Green

Nearest tubes are quite far, but it's a 5 min walk from the Fulham Palace Rd/Lillie Rd stop for the 220 (White City - Wandsworth) and 74 (Baker Street - Putney)
GREEN
Bishops Park, near Putney Bridge north side.

Closest tubes: Putney Bridge, Parson's Green

5-10 min walk west along the river from Putney Bridge station. Open space with a single net, normally at least one or two guys there for a random game.

GREEN
Kilburn Grange Park
Kilburn High Road
Kilburn

Closest tubes: Kilburn, West Hamsted, Kilburn Park

2 outdoor basketball courts (4 hoops). Same space as a football court.
GREEN
Malden Road
Chalk Farm

Closest tubes: Chalk Farm, Kentish Town, Belsize Park
GREEN
Croft St
Tower Hill

Closest tubes: Tower Hill
GREEN
Trafalgar Gardens
White Horse Lane
Mile End

Closest tubes: Stepney Green, Mile End
GREEN
North Acton Playing Fields
Noel Road
Acton

Closest tubes: West Acton, North Acton

Two basketball hoops placed back to back on south edge of North Acton Playing Fields, near Noel Road.
GREEN
Durnsford Park
Durnsford Road
Bounds Green / Muswell Hill

Closest tubes: Bounds Green

Two outdoor courts (not official dimensions). Recently refurbished.
GREEN
St James Crescent
Brixton

Closest tubes: Brixton

GREEN
Normand Park
Hammersmith

Closest tubes: Fullham Broadway, West Kensignton, West Brompoton, Hammersmith

Outdoor basketball/football court, tarmac surface. Rims are not standard height (seem to be lower than 10ft). Court is popular with local kids, but it is quite easy to pick up games.
GREEN
Central Street
Angel

Closest tubes: Angel, Old Street

Two full outdoor courts, decent condition as of last summer (2009).
GREEN
Priory Park
Hornsey

Closest tubes: Turnpike Lane, Highgate, Wood Green

Good condition, always pretty quiet, rope nets for the nice swish sound ;)
GREEN
Higham Hill Recreation Ground
Sutton Road

Closest tubes: Blackhorse Road, Tottenham Hale, Warthamstow Central
GREEN
Chevy Rd
Southall

Closest tubes: Boston Manor, Ealing Broadway
GREEN
Maygrove Peace Park
Maygrove
Kilburn

Closest tubes: Brondesbury, Kilburn, West Hamsted
ORANGE
Dormers Wells Leisure Centre
Dormer's Wells Lane
Southall
Middlesex UB1 3HX
Tel. 020 8571 7207

Closest tubes: Boston Manor, Ealing Broadway, Greenford
ORANGE
Greenford Sports Centre
Ruislip Road
Greenford
Middlesex UB6 9RX
Tel. 020 8575 9157

Closest tubes: Greenford, Perivale
GREEN
Inwood Park
Hounslow East

Closest tubes: Hounslow Central
GREEN
Harlech Gardens
Cranford
Hounslow

Closest tubes: Hounslow West

Fullcourt inside a cage. Gooseneck hoops. Slightly uneven surface.
GREEN
Convent Way
Southall
Hounslow

Closest tubes: Hounslow West
GREEN
Harper Road
Elephant & Castle

Closest tubes: Elephant & Castle, Borough
GREEN
New Kent Road
Elephant & Castle

Closest tubes: Elephant & Castle
GREEN
Glade Lane
Southall

Closest train station: Southall

1 fullcourt an 2 halfcourts/football pitch. Addidas hoops, decent surface, although fullcourt is usually covered in gravel.
GREEN
Broomfield Park
Palmers Green

Closest tube: Arnos Grove, Bounds Green
ORANGE
Edmonton Leisure Centre
2 The Broadway
Edmonton
N9 0TR

Tel. 020 8375 3750
Closest train station: Edmonton Green
GREEN
Montagu Road
Edmonton

Closest train station: Edmonton Green
ORANGE
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
Adelaide Road
NW3 3NF

Tel: 020 7974 2012
Closest tube: Swiss Cottage

"Come down for a friendly basketball session on Thursdays 9pm. Please contact me for any details." - dewales99@gmail.com (25/10/2010)
ORANGE
Waterfront Leisure Centre
Woolwich High Road
Woolwich
SE18 6DL

Tel: 020 8317 5000
Email: waterfront@gll.org

Closest train stations: Woolwich Dockyard Rail, Woolwich Arsenal Rail, King George V (DLR)
GREEN
Hilly Fields
Lewisham
SE4

Closest tube stations: Lewisham (DLR)
GREEN
Bethune Road
Stamford Hill

Closest tube stations: Manor House
ORANGE
Ladywell Arena
Silvermere Road
Catford
Lewisham
SE6 4QX

Closest tube stations: Lewisham (DLR)
ORANGE
Hackney Community College
Shoreditch Campus
Falkirk Street
Hackney
N1 6HQ

Closest tube stations: Old Street
Closest overground stations: Hoxton
GREEN
Summercourt Rd
Poplar

Closest tube stations: Shadwell (DLR), Limehouse (DLR), Whitechapel

Outdoor, Adidas hoops, no nets. Full size court. Accessible from Commercial Road side or Summercourt Road.
GREEN
483 Cable St
Poplar

Closest tube stations: Shadwell (DLR), Limehouse (DLR)

Outdoor court, full size. Adidas backboards, no nets, regulation height hoops.
ORANGE
Wandle Recreation Centre
Mapleton Road
Wandsworth
SW18 4DN

Closest tube stations: East Putney, Southfields

One indoor court with 2 hoops, casual play when court is not booked for only 3.95 per person.
GREEN
Cumming Street
Kings Cross

Closest tube stations: Kings Cross, Angel

Full court, decent rims. A few people come by to shoot baskets but I haven't seen a full game played there yet.
09/04/2011 GREEN
Wornington Road
Ladbroke Grove

Closest tube stations: Westborne park, Ladbroke Grove
GREEN
Leyton Road
Stratford

Closest tube stations: Stratford
GREEN
Sweet Briar Walk
Edmonton

Closest overground stations: Edmonton Green, Silver Street
GREEN
Dobson Close/Hilgrove Road
Swiss Cottage

Closest tube stations: Swiss Cottage
GREEN
Harbeen Road
Swiss Cottage

Closest tube stations: Swiss Cottage
GREEN
Alexandra Road
Swiss Cottage

Closest tube stations: Swiss Cottage
GREEN
63 Goding Street
Lambeth

Closest tube stations: Vauxhall

2 mins from Vauxhall tube in a square.

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