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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The Castle Climbing Centre

Green Lanes
Finsbury Park
N4 2NU
+44 (0)20 8211 7000
Public transport:
Manor House, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Castle Climbing Centre

3.0 out of 5 10 May 2015
by Megan S.

It's fun, because it's climbing. But I didn't love The Castle.

Don't get me wrong: it's a cool place. It looks great, both inside and out, and there's definitely a good atmosphere. I just struggled to make it work for me.

A bit of context: I've been bouldering for about 6 months, at The Arch, which is devoted to bouldering. I'm not climbing with ropes at this point. And while it's kind of...more

5.0 out of 5 14 April 2015
by Cais M.

It's simple - this is the BEST climbing centre in London. Whether it's top roping or bouldering. The castle has loads of routes.

In the summer they even have outdoor bouldering.

And one final tip - they have what's called a bouldering ladder where you take on bouldering routes numbered 1-20 and they get progressively harder. A great way to build up skill and track progress.more

5.0 out of 5 23 February 2015
by Serena I.

Are you adventurous and love the outdoors? Do you live in London and think "Crap, it's too cold outside but I want to do something great!"? Then I suggest you pay a visit to The Castle Climbing Centre. It's a great place to go with a couple of friends or even by yourself to learn to climb.

Fitted with multiple high walls and routes for all levels (beginners, intermediate and expert) and very...more

5.0 out of 5 16 October 2014
by Tristan J.

OK Castle. Time for an update.

The Castle continues to expand and provide more and more areas for climbing. I come regularly and rarely climb the same route twice.

They have new bouldering areas outside and above the cafe.

The wells, deep underground, have massively expanded the lead climbing provision with more to come including a massie traversing wall in the near future.

The men's...more

4.0 out of 5 1 October 2014
by Jamie E.

As far as climbing centres in London go The Castle is the best all-rounder of the bunch and definitely the first choice for a beginner for the variety of easier, forgiving top-roped climbs for the basics and ample bouldering. For the more advanced climber there are lead walls stretching up to 14m and a newly opened 12m led section (deep in the bowls of the complex where it's very cold in...more

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