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Indoor Climbing London

London has a number of climbing facilities for parents and children that offer clubs, one-to-one tuition, group tuition and some also cater for children?s parties.

Most of these facilities have indoor climbing walls. These are artificially created walls with fixings/holds that you grip with your hands and feet and have become increasingly popular in recent years as an urban sport that allows you to experience some of the joys of rock climbing.

There are a number of different types of climbing walls:

  • Bouldering Walls - low walls that don't need ropes and have a large crash mat on the floor.
  • Roped Climbing Walls - vertical climbing walls with fixings that are for more experienced climbers using ropes. These vary in height but are normally over 8 metres.
  • Traversing Walls - These are low walls that allow you to climb along rather than up, these are ideal for children.

Climbing is great for a child?s confidence and fun for children of all ages, though most of the clubs listed below have a minimum age of 4. All child sessions/clubs are under the supervision of an experienced climber and some of the clubs listed below offer free 'taster' sessions for an hour, see their website for details.

Below is a list of climbing facilities in London, if you have been to any of these let us know how you got on by posting a comment below. Alternatively if you know of any climbing clubs not listed please email us.


Name Post
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Castle Climbing Centre
1 review
average rating: 4.0 of 5 stars
The Castle is run by climbers for climbers. It is constructed within a magnificent Victorian building that was formerly a water pumping station.They run a number of courses/clubs for children of all ages and are also home to N4 Climbing, the Cast...
N4 2HA
Climb London - Brixton
1 review
average rating: 1.0 of 5 stars
Our Brixton climbing centre offers kids and children the following facilities: Kids/children courses and clubs Birthday parties Café on-site
SW9 8QQ
Climb London - Crystal Palace
Part of the climb London group of climbing walls offering a range of clubs/sessions for kids and children as well as activities for local schools.
SE19 2BB
Climb London - East Ham
Bouldering Room - Great fun for Kids Our East Ham climbing centre offers: Top rope and lead climbing (10m roped wall, 60+ routes from 4+ to 7b), Dedicated Bouldering wall, Junior programme, Birthday parties and Adult taster sessions and Beginner courses
E6 2RT
Climb London - Hackney
N1 5JU
Climb London - Hendon
NW2 1XQ
Climb London - Swiss Cottage
NW3 3NF
Climb London - West 1
2 reviews
average rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
13m Verical Wall This great climb centre has excellent facilities including a bouldering room with crash mats that is ideal for beginners and 13m vertical walls for the more experienced. They offer one-to-one or group sessions for children aged 4 and above.
W1H 5TJ
Geckos - Climbing for kids
Geckos has been providing high-quality climbing instruction to children at The Castle Climbing Centre in London for over 10 yearsThey offer one-to-one sessions or cater for large groups of up to thirty children on indooor climbing walls or outdoo...
N4 2HA
Mile End - Climbing Wall
1 review
average rating: 4.0 of 5 stars
Mile End Climbing Wall Friendly climbing club located in Mile end Park that runs clubs/courses for junior climbers. They also cater for Children's parties and run a number of activities and courses in the school holidays.
E3 5BE
The Reach - Climbing Wall
SE18 5NR

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