The Castle Climbing Centre


The Castle is a dedicated climbing centre run by climbers for climbers and is one of the premier centres in Europe. Since it first opened its doors to the public in October 1995 the Castle has grown, and is still expanding. The centre is now spread over 4 floors and caters for both beginners and experts, housing over 450 roped and lead routes from 8m to 13m in height and an extensive range of bouldering surfaces.

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Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NU

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The Castle Climbing Centre

Green Lanes
Finsbury Park
N4 2NU
+44 (0)20 8211 7000
Public transport:
Manor House, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Castle Climbing Centre

5.0 out of 5 9 February 2014
by Linzi M.

I always like taking my life in my hands and what better surroundings than with a bunch of polite English people. That's right, I'm the one up the wall swearing, sorry about that.

I've been to the Castle a few times and it's a great place to spend a few hours. It's slightly reminiscent of your school gym in terms of smells and facilities but then again it's not a day spa so suck it up....more

5.0 out of 5 23 July 2013
by Sean D.

Looking for a different kind of workout in London or maybe just watched Cliffhanger one too many times? Why not head to The Castle; London's best indoor climbing centre.

The Castle Climbing Centre started off life in 1852 as a water pumping station but since opening as a climbing centre in 1995 has become one of the leading climbing facilities in Europe.

Having a good level of experience...more

4.0 out of 5 10 July 2013
by Elizabeth H.

Just a few months late...

Of course, being an avid climber and finding the Castle a conveniently short walk away from me, I am a bit biased. But I'm also a bit spoilt with 4+ rock gyms back home, not to mention Sender One. With that said, I've experienced a variety of climbing gyms, the best to the worst, and the Castle is indeed fit for royalty.

The concept is obviously cool and I've taken...more

5.0 out of 5 11 February 2013
by Jason G.

A very big rock climbing gym inside of a building that looks like a castle (it was never a castle, just a water pumping station).

It's got a lot of space, lots of walls, lots of problems (I mean that in a good way -- rock-climbing problems, not problem problems). it's better than the climbing centre in Bermondsey, and the one at London Bridge closed down. I don't know if there are many other...more

5.0 out of 5 8 November 2011
by Eamon B.

Only in London would you find a castle in the middle of a mile of council flats, and within this castle find a rock climbing gym. This place is amazing, and having gotten a small taste of it, I now want to go back for more. Plenty of wallspace, lots of variety, good vibe, nice cafe, fair prices, etc, etc, etc. Definitely rad.

How did this castle come to be? The website only tells us that it...more