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We’re focused on introducing juniors to climbing in a safe and enjoyable environment as well as assisting in their development.

CLIMBING WITH KIDS?

Are you a competent boulderer looking to climb with your kids? - Sign-up to get started.

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DROP-IN COACHING

A fun coached session alongside other junior climbers, available for ages 8-18.

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JUNIOR PRIVATE SESSIONS

Tuition on a one-to-one basis or with a group of friends/siblings. Get a coach all to yourself!

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Development Programme

Weekly sessions with a structured four level syllabus, for juniors looking to get serious.

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kids Parties

An ideal activity for a special occasion, with food and drink packages available.

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Schools & Community Groups

If you're a teacher or group leader, get in touch to learn more about what we can offer.

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With a large team of dedicated and diligent coaches, you can rest assured that your juniors are in safe hands during bouldering sessions. You’re free to leave the centre during sessions in the knowledge they’ll be supervised at all times. Alternatively, you can wait in our café/bar area and make the most of our food and drink options. We’ve a fully licensed bar, speciality coffee and tasty snacks! If you fancy something more substantial, why not check out our food partner, Homeslice Pizza… serving 20" artisan pizza delivered directly to you in-centre, with plenty of veggie and vegan options, not to mention a array of sauces to accompany your slice!

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.

Matthew R
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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.

Alexander B
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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.

George B
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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.

Saniil R
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is bouldering?

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.

Do I need to be fit and strong?

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.

What to expect from a coaching session?

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.

What should I wear?

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.

Can under 18’s access the centre?

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.

How do I register a junior?

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​.

How do I book climbing tuition for a junior?

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.

How do I access my account?

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.

How do I cancel climbing tuition or a fitness session?

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.

How do I can manage/cancel my monthly membership?

To manage or cancel your membership, please speak to one of the team at reception or contact us directly e: info@the-font.co.uk, t: 020 8161 4450.

How do I buy gift vouchers?

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.

What amenities are available at the centre?

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.

Is there parking/bike storage at the centre?

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.

What do you have in terms of retail?

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.

Do you sell food and drink?

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!

Can I just hangout in the bar area?

Absolutely! You are more than welcome chill in the bar area and socialise without having to pay any entry fee.

News & Events

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The Climbing Squad – Junior Performance Programme

Introducing The Squad, the next phase of development in our junior coaching pathway

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Route Setting Schedule – Borough

Enjoy a freshly set climbing wall from the best route setters, every Tuesday. Here's Borough's latest schedule.

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Social Schedule – Borough

We're packing the events in the calendar... Check out what we've got lined up at The Font Borough.

Adjusted opening hours: open at 12:00 on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of February.