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The Castle is proud to support YES Outdoors

Meet our new staff member!

The Castle is proud to support YES Outdoors, a charity that engages with at risk youth through adventure based mentoring (including climbing). The climbing team is led by Castle climber Sergeant Tony Quinn and he is leading the charge to recruit new volunteers to work with young people on a one-to-one basis. All volunteers will receive formal training.

Urban Food Fortnight at The Castle

The Castle Cafe is taking part in Urban Food Fortnight (14-29 September), an Ethical Eats and Capital Growth initiative to showcase local produce grown, produced and cooked right here in London.

We will be launching our own-brand herbal tea blends and featuring garden only dishes cooked by our chef Carolyn in The Castle Kitchen.

Come see The Castle as you never have before

On the 21st and 22nd of September, visitors will have unprecedented access to The Castle and its gardens with guided tours. This year, London's biggest architecture festival, Open House London, coincides with the New River's 400th anniversary and Capital Growth's Edible Gardens Open Day.

Women's Climbing Symposium 2013 comes to London

After two successful years at the Climbing Hangar (Liverpool), the Women's Climbing Symposium is coming to London. Coaching, lectures and stories led by not just the who’s who of Britain’s elite women climbers, but people you don’t know whose stories you need to know.  As always, WCS 2013 promises to be an essential diary date.

This is a unique event bringing together coaching expertise from Britain's top female climbers with relevant talks about our climbing experiences.

Castle Climbing Centre virtual tour now on Google Maps!

Do you want to show your friends where you spend all your free time? Or maybe you're new to climbing and want to check out The Castle before your first visit? Maybe you're simply curious about that great big Castle in North London...

Well now you can visit The Castle inside and out using Google Streetview.

Don't forget to come back to see the latest developments. The Loft (Engine House- Floor 3) will be opening mid-September.


Castle 2013 Garden Party video now up

Want to relive the best moments of the Garden Party? Maybe you couldn't make it and want to see what the fuss is about... Ben Grubb's latest video captures the great vibe of the day. We also have a photo gallery of the event.


Camera: Ben Grubb and Christian Lund
Edited by Ben Grubb

Five Ten and DMM event on Tuesday 3rd September

Five Ten and DMM are running a demo eveing on Tuesday 3rd September, the highlight of the evening will be a free coaching sessions from Shauna Coxsey. There will be two sessions for ten people on each from 7-8pm and from 8.30-9.30pm. You need to sign up on the evening for this.

Ist Place in Hackney in Bloom 2013

1st Place at the Hackney in Bloom Awards 2013!

We are pleased to announce that the Castle's permaculture garden has won Best Food Growing Project at the Hackney in Bloom 2013 Awards.

This category awards projects where food growing is the main focus. Judges look for quality of produce, sustainable practices and examples of innovation. The project must also be visible to the public.

Sales Assistant Vacancy

The Castle Shop is looking for enthusiastic, gear-obsessed climbers, with experience in retail, to help explain and sell our kit and caboodle. If you

  • can use your previous retail experience to provide a friendly and efficient service for our customers;
  • offer accurate help and advice on equipment;
  • are a demon at replenishing stock;
  • have experience cash handling in a retail environment;
  • can administer our rental equipment with a friendly smile;
  • are able to work approx 30 hours per week

Then we’d like to hear from you!