This climbing centre is splendidly housed in an old Victorian pumping station. Taster sessions are available for kids aged 9–15, and under-18s can climb with the supervision of an instructor or a parent. For kids-only climbing, the Gecko Club (www.geckos.co.uk) is based here and offers a weekly two-hour club session from £25.
If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that, some days, experiencing the city from a plain old horizontal perspective just isn’t enough. On those occasions, as with most others, London will always provide the answer: and the answer is strapping yourself in and climbing up a pretend mountain, obviously.
That’s right: climbing! Slightly more serious than the adult play areas and Ballie Ballerson’s of the city, climbing walls sit somewhere neatly between being an actual sport and still being a really good way to have a laugh with your mates on the London fun venn diagram. And, given that seems like a pretty good place to be, we’ve put together a list of some of the best vertical excitement that the capital has to offer.
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