Located in Central London, the centre is easily accessible from all directions and has great connectivity via bus, tube and national rail. London Bridge, Southwark, Blackfriars and Borough Stations are just a short walk away with bus routes 40, 63, 100, 381 and 344 servicing the local area. Bike locking is outside on the rack outside the Front of the building unit.
Closer to our Wandsworth centre? Visit our Wandsworth page here.
If it’s your first-time bouldering then why not join one of our Intro to Bouldering classes or book a Coached Family Session where you’ll learn the basics in a fun and controlled manner. Once you’ve attended one of these sessions, you’ll be free to use the climbing wall unsupervised as and when you like. Alternatively, you can visit the centre with an experienced friend or family member who can act as your supervisor. They must read our Adult and Junior Supervision Policy beforehand.
If you're an experienced climber and are confident to attend unsupervised, then you’re free to just turn up and start climbing. We encourage everyone visiting the centre to read The Font House Rules beforehand and to consider your own safety and others at all times. Don’t forget, you’ll need to create an account and sign our liability waiver before accessing the centre's facilities.
The Font is the most welcoming climbing centre I’ve been to in London. The staff are super friendly, playing great music and creating awesome vibes.
There are plenty of good routes set by the excellent route setters. The staff are friendly and always up for a chat. Highly recommended and I'll definitely be coming back.
Great place, I really love the routes! There are modern style, big colourful volumes as well as lots of more technical routes with nice sequences of rock-like moves. I really enjoy climbing here.
Love this wall! Great location for both a climb and a social gathering after work or on the weekend. Route settings are true to Grade.
Enjoyable setting with a varied colour grade system. The gym is considerable sized and well stocked with quality equipment. Always a friendly member of staff at the front desk. Always good vibes.
Bouldering is a form of indoor climbing that is performed on an artificial climbing wall without the use of ropes or a harness. This enables climbers to focus on form and technique. The climbing walls at The Font have a maximum height of 4.5 meters meaning they are considered safe to climb without equipment, although safety always remains a priority. We believe bouldering is the most accessible and sociable form of climbing.
Climbing is a great way to improve your health whatever your fitness level. Colour coded routes cater for beginners through to advanced levels meaning you can start out on easier grades and level up when ready. Bouldering is as much about technique as it is about strength, meaning all body shapes and sizes can enjoy climbing and reap the benefits regardless of your strength or flexibility level.
You’ll want to arrive at least 15 minutes early and ensure you’ve signed up and completed your liability waiver beforehand. If not, your session could be delayed. You’ll be greeted at reception by a crew member who will introduce you to your dedicated climbing coach. They’ll then get you setup and provide you with all the information you’ll need.
You’ll want to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely, basic sports gear is a good choice. Climbing is very physical so you’ll likely warm up quite quickly, however consider layering-up as we keep the centre cool and you might get a little chilly whilst not on the wall. Climbing shoes can rented at the centre for £4.00 or are included in the cost of your Intro to Bouldering session.
Yes! At The Font we’re passionate about supporting juniors develop within the sport. If climbing casually, under 18’s will need to be supervised by a competent adult. The minimum age to climb with us is 4 years old. Full information regarding junior supervision can be found here.
We also offer a range of supervised coached sessions as well as a junior development programme which is focused on supporting the next generation of climbing enthusiasts. Our full junior coaching timetable can be found here.
Each junior must have a profile that's associated with the account of their parent or guardian. This can be done during the sign up process. As well as this, a parent or guardian must complete the Liability Waiver before their associated junior can access the climbing wall.
Once a junior has a profile that's associated with the account of their parent or guardian, tuition can be booked for them via the junior coaching timetable. Then all you need to do is assign the relevant session to them during the checkout process.
You can access your account via this link. From here you can update your info, make changes to your payment methods and amend your bookings. You can also manage many aspects of your account through Font app which can be downloaded here.
Sessions can be cancelled online by logging into your account and navigating to the 'schedule' tab. You can then select 'Cancel' on the right hand side of your scheduled session(s). Please note that we operate a 72 hour cancellation policy. Sessions cancelled within the 72 hour window will still be charged.
Vouchers can be purchased via our prices page. Once purchased you’ll be emailed a voucher code which you can gift to your recipient. We can then assign the credit to their account in person at the centre, via email or over the phone.
We have gender neutral changing facilities, private cubicles, showers and toilets that are accessible to all. Lockers are available within the changing area to keep your belongings safe and secure (remember to bring your own padlock). WIFI is fully accessible throughout the centre with plenty of sockets available to plugin your laptop or to charge your smart device.
We have secure indoor bike storage available at the centre as well as an external bike rack at the side of the building. Due to our central location, car parking spaces are limited. Therefore we suggest accessing the centre via public transport, on foot or by bike if possible.
We sell branded merch including t-shirts, sweaters, vests and hats. We also stock a range of climbing shoes from a variety of manufactures as well as chalk, chalk bags and much more! Our friendly staff are always on had to assist you with your purchase.
The centre offers a full bar service with craft beer and cider on tap, spirits/mixers and a full selection of soft drinks. We're also soon to announce an exciting new food partnership so be sure to stay tuned!
Absolutely! You are more than welcome chill in the bar area and socialise without having to pay any entry fee.