Climbing Through London


Make your way to the top this season with one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Many people are now heading to rock walls and climbing centres all over London to test their strength and try their hand (and feet) at climbing. The popular new pastime has spread like wildfire in recent years, with videos all over social media.

Whether you’ve never tried it before or you’re a veteran climber, you’ll be happy to know that London is full of great places to try climbing and bouldering. What’s more, our Lancaster Gate hotels will put you right at the heart of the action and right around the corner from some of the best climbing centres in the city. To point you in the right direction we’ve put together this helpful list of places to climb.

The Arch

Bermondsey, London

The Arch Climbing Wall has become one of the most popular spots for climbers in London. People visiting the city and looking do a bit of climbing are always pointed in the direction of this well-known climbing hotspot. There are multiple Arch locations throughout the city, with the flagship centre just across the Thames from our Paddington hotels London. The friendly climbing arena is perfect for beginners and professionals alike. Newbies will have to undertake a beginner’s class but will soon be scaling the walls like a pro. There are professional staff and training instructors on hand to give you any help or assistance you may need. With over 200 different wall routes being changed every week, The Arch Climbing Wall is a must-see destination for climbers in London.

The Castle Climbing Centre

Stoke Newington, London


This is one of the biggest climbing centres in London and the walls are massive. If you’re looking to really put yourself to the test then the big wall at The Castle is the ultimate obstacle to overcome. You can find all of your climbing needs at this outstanding facility, from bouldering to abseiling. There are four different levels of abseiling walls, ranging in height and difficulty. If bouldering is your thing you’ll find a never ending series of routes ranging from V0-V6, which are changed regularly to keep you guessing. There is no requirement for registration which means you can head over from our Lancaster Gate Hotels and start climbing straight away.

Mile End Climbing Wall

Mile End, London

The bright coloured walls, top of the line facilities and friendly instructors are why climbers continue to come back every day to this wonderland of climbing walls. With a huge 16,000 square feet of climbing surface, Mile End Climbing Wall offers endless possibilities for climbers of all abilities. Beginners especially favour this climbing venue thanks to it warm and welcoming staff that are always on hand to help out. There’s no need to worry if you’re new to the sport and you don’t have all the proper kit because there are plenty of climbing shoes and other equipment available for hire.