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Best 10 climbing walls in London

Reach new heights as you get to grips with these top climbing walls in London.

A thrilling activity for all ages to enjoy - from bouldering and top roping to lead climbing and abseiling, check out these climbing walls to test your fitness and endurance skills with our picks of the best climbing centres in London.

Climbing Centres in London

1. The Arch Climbing Wall 

A man in a pink t-shirt and shorts climbing the wall at The Arch Climbing Wall in Bermondsey.

Be a rock star as you enjoy an adrenaline-filled climb at The Arch Climbing Wall in Bermondsey. Explore more than 300 different routes and 1,400 sq m (15,000 sq ft) of pure bouldering in this former Damien Hirst art gallery. Plot your own route or attempt different climbs and traverses in this climbing centre filled with natural light. Or try other venues in Surrey Quays, Action and Edgware.

2. CanaryWall Climbing Centre

Experience a real cliff hanger as you head to Canary Wharf for wall-to-wall excitement. Combining vibrant indoor and outdoor climbing walls and steep overhangs, CanaryWall Climbing Centre – nestled under the arches of Westferry DLR Station – offers challenges galore for adrenaline seekers. Climb little coves or ascend colourful outdoor spaces as you perfect your climbing technique.

3. Clip 'n Climb Chelsea 

A child jumping from a platform and reaching for the bar at the Leap of Faith climbing challenge at Clip 'N Climb in Chelsea

Conquer your fear of heights at Clip 'n Climb in Chelsea, a vibrant rainbow-coloured all-weather climbing centre, perfect for anyone new to the world of climbing. Enjoy high-energy climbing attractions, such as the “Vertical Drop Slide,” “The Skyscraper” or “Leap of Faith” as you explore this family-friendly theme-park-esque climbing experience.

4. The Castle Climbing Centre

Be the king or queen of the castle as you climb 45 metres (148 ft) to the tallest point of The Castle Climbing Centre in Stoke Newington. Adventure seekers can take on challenges such as bouldering, lead climbing, top roping and abseiling. Set in a Grade II-listed former Victorian water pumping station, this family-friendly climbing centre also serves sustainable organic food and cakes and coffee for when you’ve worked up an appetite.

5. Mile End Climbing Wall 

A man and woman climbing Mile End Climbing wall with ropes

Master your climbing technique at the Mile End Climbing Wall in east London and have an energetic workout in the process. As one of the oldest climbing walls in the country, Mile End Climbing wall has 1,500 sq m (16,000 sq ft) of climbing and offers bouldering, top roping and lead climbing. You can also test your toughness as you attempt the formidable “Monkey House.”

6. Westway Climbing Wall

Get your adrenaline fix as you scale the heights of the Westway Climbing Wall in west London. The award-winning climbing centre caters to climbers of all levels and abilities, offering 350 climbing routes and 110 roped lines that reach up to 13.5 metres (44 ft). For pure vertical excitement, you can also test your sporting skills on the traverse wall or try Bouldercise, a fun fusion of bouldering and workout exercises.

7. VauxWall West and VauxWall East Climbing Centres

Step into a climbing oasis at VauxWall West Climbing Centre, nestled under the arches of Vauxhall railway station. Keen climbers will be kept busy solving a wide range of problems and challenging climbing walls. Not far from VauxWall is its sister venue VauxWall East, with multiple climbing walls, circuit boards and a MoonBoard to get your energy levels up.

8. Stronghold Climbing Centre 

A woman climbing a grey bouldering wall at Stronghold Climbing Centre.

Reach for the stars and the summit at the state-of-the-art Stronghold Climbing Centre, with locations in Tottenham Hale and London Fields. Get your competitive spirit fired up as you challenge yourself with different routes and difficulty levels in this dynamic climbing space where you can perfect your rock-climbing abilities.

9. Ravenswall Climbing Centre

Get active as you channel your inner Spiderman and scale the heights of Ravenswall Climbing Centre in west London. Make your way up multi-coloured climbing walls as you navigate problems and test your strength on steep overhangs. Enjoy a casual climb with pals or test your stamina and explore puzzling and challenging routes in the three huge arch spaces.

10. The Climbing Hangar

Work up a sweat as you take on the bouldering wall at The Climbing Hangar in Parsons Green. Experience an adrenaline-filled session as you explore all three floors with different types of climbs suitable for all, from beginner to advanced. Assess your form and test your nerve as you discover new routes to conquer.

Unmissable climbing attractions in London

Up at the O2

A woman and man walk down the side of The O2, hanging onto a rope and wearing harnesses, during the Up at The O2 experience.

Enjoy an exhilarating 90-minute climb and spectacular 360-degree views of London with Up at The O2. Climb over the roof of the one of the most popular entertainment venues in the world during the day, at twilight or sunset, and experience an unforgettable adventure as you see the sights. Book Up at The O2 tickets now

The Dare Skywalk

A small group of people, attached to a railing, peer over the edge of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at sunset, with London's skyline in the background.

Channel your inner daredevil and you test your nerves at The Dare Skywalk, as you climb the famous Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Enjoy panoramic views of the capital as you step out onto a glass walkway and viewing platform more than 46 metres (150 ft) above the pitch. Celebrate with a well-deserved drink once you’ve completed the climb.

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