London Fencing Club is the busiest fencing club in the UK providing coaching and training facilities for more than 300 members, introductory courses for hundreds of beginners, adults and children, and employing 8 international Fencing Masters. Most of us are recreational fencers but there is also a strong competitive section. We welcome all ages and abilities and love you to join us as a member of London Fencing Club!
If you've never fenced before, or only fenced a little, you might consider taking one of our dedicated beginners' courses which will allow you to get the feel of the sport or come back to something you liked many years ago. And you could stay on with us afterwards! We are probably the only fencing club London-wide that is offering group lessons for advanced beginner/intermediate level fencing. This means that upon completion of a beginners' course you'll be able to continue learning during the on-going classes with our talented Fencing Masters.
Advanced fencing classes are offered in all weapons and include warm up/footwork, bladework or tactical lesson and free fencing (click here for timetable). Private lessons are available from 6 pm onwards. The Club has excellent international coaches, all top experts in their weapons. We also organize training holidays abroad, fencing weekends away and a range of enjoyable socials
We're a very friendly community and we're always delighted to see new faces. Drop in visitors from other clubs, cities and countries are very welcome. Please let us know about your visit in advance and pre-pay for it here.
The club membership costs between £ 35 and £ 55 per month depending on the number of days you choose to attend. There are concession rates for full time actors.
Six week courses for beginners and intermediates cost £ 150. This includes the membership and a stock of quality fencing equipment you can borrow. You can also take intensive workshops which run on Saturdays between 11 am and 2 pm.
The club is conveniently located within walking distance of the City of London.
Directions and transport to the venues
The venues of our fencing classes are located in Central London, postcodes EC1 or EC2, and are walking distance from Old Street, Barbican, Farrington or Angel tube.
Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street, London EC1V 3QN.(Google map) Adults' fencing
London underground: Old Street (Northern Line) & Barbican (Metropolitan & Circle Line);Buses: 55 / 56/ 141 / 214 / 243 / 271 / 505 / 43 / 21 / 4
Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RP. Adults' fencing
London underground: Angel (Northern Line) and Farrington (Metropolitan & Circle Line);Buses: 19, 38 and 341
Central Foundation Boys' School, Cowper St, London, EC2A. (Google Map) Adults' and childrens' fencing
London underground: Old Street (Northern Line) - 1 minute walk;
Buses: 55 / 56/ 141 / 214 / 243 / 271 / 505 / 43 / 21 /