Archway Leisure Centure is one of London's biggest swimming and leisure complexes. Offering everything from a freeform leisure pool to a steam and sauna facility, the centre also features a gym. It runs a range of activities for people of all ages and fitness levels, from aquarobics to walks in the area. The beach style entrance to the main pool makes it easier for disabled people to use. And of course the flume and slide make it a great place for children.

Once you've dried your hair, why not check out Archway's growing arts scene? The international ariel performance company, Scarabeus, is based here. Anyone who saw them performing 'Paradise Lost' down the Archway Tower last autumn will know their exciting work.  Part of Central St Martins art school is based in Elthorne Rd and the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts is right beside it. Both have an impact on their surroundings. The art students engaged in the Million Minutes scheme, aiming to bring 'intriguing, delightful and challenging things to light in Archway'. These included flying mothers, charity shop poetry, human clocks and singing traffic wardens. The Kogan students have end of term shows which are open to the public and word on the street says look out for their fairytale performances, aimed at children. Queues for tickets go round the block.

The Holloway Arts festival is based here - ten days of events every June - and a festival in September, celebrating writers and writing - Archway With Words.