Covid-19 CLOSURE: Thurs 5th Nov – Important Information for all Customers

Dear LCC London Customers

It is with heavy hearts that we have to close our six London centres from Thursday 5th November. We are hopeful that, unlike the first lockdown back in March, we will reopen in just four weeks on Thursday 3rd December.

We reopened on 25th July and we have been blown away by your support every day since. Climbing is truly a fantastic sport and we have worked really hard to provide you with friendly, covid-secure centres for the last three months. We will do this again as soon as we are able.

Throughout the pandemic, we have retained all our team and recently we have had five new team members join us to ensure our continued high standard of service. With the support of the furlough scheme and three good months of business, we have committed to topping up the furlough grant to ensure all our team receive 90% of their usual pay for November. We will also create a hardship fund for those in the team who may struggle with 90%.

Where it safe and appropriate to do so, we will complete cleaning, maintenance, staff training and some route setting during this closure so we can welcome you back to shiny centres.

If you have pre-booked independent climbing at VauxWall West, VauxWall East or CanaryWall for Thursday 5th and beyond, this will be cancelled and refunded in full.

If you have booked an instructed session or set of sessions at any of our six centres within the closed period there are two options:

  • Ideally, you would be happy for us to hold onto the credit and reschedule sessions once we reopen. If we do not hear from you by end of day on the 6th November we will take this default action by cancelling your booking, taking the value of the sessions and adding it your account as a gift card. This gift card does not expire and can be used for any future LCC session or product. You will receive cancellation emails for your sessions with confirmation of gift card amounts.
  • Alternatively, email [email protected] with the details of your session requesting a refund by end of day 6th November. This refund will be processed within 10 days and you will receive cancellation emails for your sessions. Please note that if you booked in person or over the phone we will need to call you to process your refund.

We are emailing all our prepaid and recurring members separately with details of how we will manage these. You can view this email here if you have not received (check your junk mail also). As before, nobody will pay for any closed days unless they choose to support us. If you have a punch card (5, 10 or 20 prepaid entries), these are not refundable, but they also do not expire so you can use them at any of our six centres once we reopen.

Thank you for understanding, support and patience as we complete this administration.

If you would like to help us through this period you can purchase a gift card on our VauxWest website which can be used for any product at any of our six London LCC sites once we reopen.

We want to thank all our customers who have supported us over the years and who have helped create such a unique and energetic community atmosphere at LCC. Together, we can and will get through this as a community.

Our social feeds will be kept up to date with information so make sure to keep an eye out for updates from our team. This is a time of uncertainty but we will keep you informed as things change and develop.

We look forward to (hopefully) welcoming you back on 3rd December. In the meantime, stay strong and please adhere to the government guidelines. The sooner we reduce infection rates, the sooner we can get back to doing the things we love.

Thank you

The LCC London Team