If you’re lucky enough to live near a sizeable lump of rock then you have bouldering on your doorstep, but the city dwellers out there need another solution and bouldering walls are it. These handy indoor climbing spaces combine a variety of challenging climbs with a nicely padded floor and the creature comforts of a shiny new coffee machine or wi-fi router.
“Bouldering walls are usually cheaper than a gym membership, they offer more creative exercise and give you an adrenaline kick too”
Way more stimulating and social than a gym, bouldering walls give you the solid workout of a good bouldering session, free from the hassle of rain or even lugging your own crash pads around. On top of this, bouldering is usually cheaper than a gym membership, offers a more creative way exercise and gives you an adrenaline kick too – which is why nearly every empty warehouse and railway arch in London seems to be sprouting climbing holds right now.
If you live you want to give bouldering a go for the first time or just fancy checking out a new wall in the city, then take a gander at this little list of some of London’s top bouldering spots. It’s worth noting as well that the best bouldering walls in London are not necessarily the same as the best climbing walls in London.