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The Copper Box Arena

Come and try the range of activities on offer at the Copper Box Arena, a world-class sports venue that became known during the London 2012 Games as the ‘box that rocks’.

Host of the handball, modern pentathlon fencing and goalball during the 2012 Games, the Copper Box Arena is one of London’s most flexible indoor venues. You can get in shape in the gym, work out in group exercise classes, take part in activities in the state-of-the-art sports hall, or just enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat in the café.

With retractable seating for up to 7,500 spectators, the Arena can host a wide range of different sports and activities including basketball, wheelchair basketball, handball, volleyball, netball, fencing, badminton, gymnastics and much more.

Home to a number of local clubs (see below), it is now a major new venue for everything from heavyweight boxing matches to pop concerts, while day-to-day it is a place to meet friends and take part in sport.

To find out more visit the Copper Box Arena website or call 020 8221 4900.


The Copper Box Arena is fully accessible with accessible changing rooms and toilets and space for accessible parking. 

We have been working with Disabled Go to create an online access guide for the Copper Box Arena. To view the guides, please click here.

What's on offer?

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    Use the Gym

    Work out in the 80+ station gym with all the latest Technogym kit

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    Take a group exercise class

    Including yoga, pilates and box fit

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    Play badminton

    The Copper Box Arena is home to 10 badminton courts

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    Play or watch basketball

    Cheer on London's only professional team, the London Lions, or try your hand yourself on the court

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    Watch world-class boxing

    Experience the thrill of a live Saturday-night fight in 'the box that rocks'

The Copper Box Arena played host to a number of events during the London 2012 Games, most notably the fencing section of the modern pentathlon and the Paralympic goalball and handball events.

Following the Games, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) were appointed to operate the Copper Box Arena through to 2023, along with the Aquatics Centre. Find out more about GLL on their website.

Visit the GLL website

The building is clad in sustainably sourced copper which will develop a rich natural colour as it ages. 88 lightpipes incorporated in the roof draw natural light into the venue which it is anticipated will achieve annual energy savings of up to 40 per cent.

Disabled Access Guides

We've worked with Disabled Go to create an online access guide for the Copper Box Arena.

Read the Guide