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Families that climb together...


Substation Brixton has onsite free parking, bike racks and storage lockers. So however you arrive, you'll be greeted with almost zero hassle (it's London, we can't make promises).

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Private family
intro to climbing

The perfect introduction for families wanting to learn how to boulder with confidence. This 45 minute instructed session includes entry, shoe hire and chalk hire for 2 adults and up-to 3 children.

45 minutes, perfect for beginners
£70 per session

under 18s day pass

£12 - £14
per climb

Under 18s climb for less, select 'concession' price at check-out. Off-peak Open-15:00 / peak 15:00-Close.

14-17 year olds wishing to climb unsupervised will first have to pass an assessment with a guardian present.

Adult day pass

£12 - £17
per climb

Pay per climb and benefit from reduced prices outside of peak periods. Off-peak Open-15:00 / peak 15:00-Close.

Just supervising? book a free pass
An ideal ticket for mums and dads
aged 7-18 years

KIDS Coaching & clubs

SubClubs are informal, fun coaching sessions for 7–13 year olds.  NICAS (The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) is a UK-wide scheme consisting of 5 levels. Substation offers NICAS Levels 1–3 which gives kids aged 7+ the skills and knowledge to progress from a beginner to an advanced climber.

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Subclub Koalas (Ages 7-9yrs)

Available in a 6x multi-pack or as 12x multi-pack

After-school just got even better. Kids aged 7-9 push their limits in a safe, supervised space. Our inclusive club is a great place to make friends.

Monday & Tuesday 5-6pm
£14.50 per session

Subclub Gibbons (10-13yrs)

Available in a 6x multi-pack or as 12x multi-pack

The Gibbons are our high-level SubClub, where kids work together to problem solve and develop their climbing while playing games.

Monday 6-7pm, Tuesday 5-6pm
£14.50 per session


Available as single lessons or as a 6x multi-pack voucher

NICAS level 1 is a 6 week course that builds thefoundational skills for novice climbers to climb safely. Once complete, climbers can advance to Level 2.

Monday 7-8pm
£16 per lesson

NICAS Level 2 Class package

NICAS level 2 is a 12 week course that builds onthe foundational skills gained in level 1. Kids will learn more advanced climbing techniques such as footwork and balance, as well as the ethics of climbing.

Course starts 6/2/2024
Tuesday 6-7pm
£192 per package

NICAS Level 3 Class Package

NICAS level 3 is a 20 week course that builds on skills acquired in level 2. This is an advanced award and is considered the equivalent of a pass at GCSE. Passing Level 2 does not automatically guarantee a space on Level 3.

Course starts 6/2/2024
Tuesday 7-8pm
£320 per package


Contact Head Coach

The 14-17 year old must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian during the assessment.

birthday? Look no further

Win cool parent points when you choose Substation for your little one's special day.

CLIMBING, CAKE and tonnes of fun

Arrive how you like...

...and stay for as long as you'll like, even if its in our lovely café! All of our sites also include wheelchair access.

free parking & bike racks
Cycling or driving to our walls is easy
Showers & lockers
Onsite secure lockers and showers make climbing midday even easier
Onsite café
Great vegan food choices to keep you fuelled

Why Families love it here

Amazing Centre

Great climbing centre with passionate staff. The cafe offers a great selection of food and drink, either for a mid climb refresh or as a destination in its own right. Substation seems to do a good job as there's a refreshing mix of familiar & fresh faces that keeps the energy high.

— Doug C

A fave

I've been here 6 times in the last year with family and friends and it gives me a real buzz. The climbing routes are varied for ability which make for interesting challenges. Resets often enough make each visit a bit different and the space is big enough that you don't get bored. Highly recommend!

— Michelle

Great culture

This space is amazing, the centre is huge and is on different levels which makes it spacious and airy. There is also a lot of natural light which really makes the mood pleasant. There’s a nice lounge area, too.

— Alex Preston
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