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Rock Climbing shops in London

Where to buy climbing equipment in London

An informal guide of the outdoor and climbing shops in London and a selection of online retailers for climbing in London. The shops/retailers are in no particular order and the information here may not be 100% accurate so we suggest that you visit the shops website or get in touch directly before you purchase any product.

The below is a selection of our favourite shops and online stores but we are sure there are tons more out there. If there are any shops on here you think we have missed then get in touch and we would be happy to add them.

Address: Tower House, 3-11 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA

Phone: 020 7395 1010
Closest Tube: London Charing Cross

​Ellis Brigham is one of the biggest of the outdoor shops in London. The shop covers a wide range of sports and products including - ski wear, ski equipment, mountaineering & camping equipment, outdoor clothing and a decent selection of climbing gear too.

Home of the Vertical Chill Ice Climbing wall The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and we at the London Climbing Guide love the shop.

Address: Various - Click here for more details 

​Snow and Rock opened in 1982 on Kensington High Street and was run by a group of skiers and climbers. The store offered the best equipment and clothing for outdoor sports and at the time the small team became the number one choice for Londoners.

Growing to become one of the biggest outdoor retailers in London, Snow and Rock have 7 stores across London and 18 others dotted around the rest of the UK.

Covent Garden houses Snow+Rock's flagship store which is set over an impressive four floors. Experts are always on hand to kit out climbers, campers, trekkers and skiers alike. Climbing gear can be found on the 3rd floor of the shop and the guys at Snow and Rock are always really helpful when it comes to advice on what to buy.

​Covent Garden

Address: 8 Southampton St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HA
Phone: 020 7379 3060
Closest Tube: London Charing Cross

Leyden Street

Address: St Clements House, Leyden St, London E1 7LL

Phone:020 7655 4660
Closest Tube: Liverpool Street


Address: 116-118 Islington High Street, London N1 8EG

Phone:020 7354 1166
Closest Tube: Angel

Cotswold Outdoor started life in 1974 as Cotswold Camping, selling a range of basic camping accessories from a small outbuilding in the Cotswolds. Nearly 40 years later, the company is an award winning multi-channel retailer with over 65 thriving stores in the UK and more to come...

They offer one of the most extensive and comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, products and equipment. They have 60+ stores across the UK they are one of the largest outdoor retailers in the country 

Rock On - Climbing


Mile End Climbing Wall

Haverfield Road


London E3 5BE


Tel  0208 981 5066


Opening times:

12 noon to 9pm Mon - Fri

10am to 6pm Sat & Sun


Craggy Island Climbing Centre

Unit 9 Cobbett Park

Slyfield Industrial Estate

Moorfield Road

Guildford GU1 1RU


Tel  01483 565635


Opening times:

12 noon to 9pm Mon - Fri


Based at Mille End and Craggy Island Climbing wall. Rock On are a long established independent retailer and their shops are stuffed full of climbing equipment.


If you are looking for your first pair of climbing shoes to help you improve indoors, or perhaps venturing to the French Alps for a spot of ice climbing, the staff at Rock On are always keen to offer helpful advice.


The Westway Sports Centre
1 Crowthorne Road
W10 6RP


Based in the Westway climbing wall, this well stocked shop has an good array of climbing gear. Urban Rock supplies climbing shoes, climbing harnesses, belay devices and chalk bags for use at the Westway Climbing Wall but also has a decent online shop too.



Tel: +44 (0)20 8964 0185
Fax: +44 (0)20 8960 9263


Mon - Fri: 12noon to 10pm 
Sat - Sun: 10am to 8pm



Hire charges:

  • Shoes - £2.60

  • Harness - £2.60

  • Belay Device Set - £2.60

  • Chalk Bag - £1.00

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