See below for details of upcoming socials.

We usually have one social each month. These are often in the pub but in the summer we sometimes do something outdoors instead.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Tue 21 Feb 2023

For our next social event we’ll be going to the BANFF film festival at Union Chapel in Islington, London on 21st Feb, 2023. Members or any interested parties should get their tickets via the link below and keep an eye on the forum discussion topic.

Time: 19:30

Please note: You need to buy your own ticket.

Venue Details

Union Chapel

Walkers and Climbers March Social
Sat 04 Mar 2023

Join us for a choice of a gentle stroll along Lea Valley or a climb at The Castle followed by a pub lunch where you can meet old and new members of the Rockhoppers.

The walk starts at East India DLR and takes in paths and muddy wetlands along the Lea Valley up to Tottenham Hale. The climb will involve, well, climbing but our reps will be on hand to offer assistance and find you a partner if you’re new to our club.

Then we’ll all join up for a few beers and a pub lunch to discuss the virtues of walking over climbing (or scrambling if you want to sit on the fence).

It'll be fun! :)

- meet at East India DLR at 10am. Dayne, one of the walkers reps, will be there to meet you and guide you across the wetlands of the Lea Valley.
To contact the reps join our walkers WhatsApp group:

- meet from 10am at the Castle Climbing centre where Michel, one of our friendly climbing reps, will be on hand to pair you up with a climbing partner.
To contact the reps join our walkers WhatsApp group:

Each social will be held at or near a different climbing centre to share the love around London.

Time: 10:00-15:00


Whoever's listening

Venue Details

East India DLR Station / Castle Climbing Centre / The Brownswood Pub (271 Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, London N4 2EX)

Hiking Social
Sat 03 Jun 2023

Meet at 10:15 outside Hampstead tube to set off by 10.30 to the source and follow the course to Regent's Park where it surfaces, then on to Marylebone, Mayfair, Buckingham Palace, Pimlico and Vauxhall where it flows into the Thames. 3.5 to 4 hours walking time with breaks in Regent's Park and Green Park with time for lunch.


Led by Nikki Carter

Venue Details

Hampstead to Vauxhall

Talk: Why do things hurt? Persistent pain from a neuroscience perspective.
Wed 14 Jun 2023

Join us for a few drinks and a chance to socialise while learning some seriously interesting factoids!

This months topic is ‘Why do things hurt? Persistent pain from a neuroscience perspective.’

The talk will explore the reasons we feel pain, often in the absence of injury, and how a greater understanding of how the brain works helps explain, and give us control over, recurring injuries and persistent pains.

Hosted by one of our members, Danny Orchard, who is senior lecture in pain management at the University College of Osteopathy and Director of the Centre of Osteopathic Research & Excellence in East London (CORE Clapton).


Danny Orchard

Venue Details

The Old Kings Head, London Bridge, SE1 1NA 7:00-9:00pm

Summer BBQ! (party emoji)
Sun 16 Jul 2023

We’ll be taking a portable bbq to Waterlow Park in Highgate for a BYO. Also some tunes. Hopefully in nice weather.
Bring whatever food you want to eat and 10% more for good luck. And all the booze you can drink. We’ll have ice and a cool bucket.

Venue Details

Waterlow Park

Hike + Picnic
Sat 12 Aug 2023

Join us for a day's hike a short ride from London (TBC) where we'll pass somewhere with water where the brave can cool off their sweaty bods, followed by a leisurely picnic before returning home.

Venue Details


Ceilidh Social (Scottish dancing)
Fri 15 Sep 2023

Get your kilts on and sharpen your elbows for the first official Ceilidh of the year (and possibly some training for the Annual Dinner).

Tickets cost £12 but you’ll need to get your own before they run out! This is a very popular venue.

To book tickets visit:

For those wanting to wet their gills before the dance we’ll be meeting at The Albert Pub from 5:30pm before the Ceilidh:

The Albert

Venue Details

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd, London NW1 7AY

Annual General Meeting
Wed 11 Oct 2023

Our annual AGM where you get to catch up with Rockhoppers old and new, have a few drinks and make invaluable decisions about the future of the club. And join the committee if you really want to get involved (oh yes you do!).

Food of some description will be available (probably pizza).

Please arrive early for a 7pm start.

Venue Details

The Devereaux Pub, 20 Devereux Ct, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

Christmas Dinner at Tayyabs
Wed 06 Dec 2023

We’re heading back to Tayyabs for a Christmas feast on 6 December at 7.30pm. Join us for food, fun and MORE. Cost is £35 per person paid in advance which includes about 3000 amazing courses. I have booked for 20 spaces but can increase if needed. Let me know if you have any dietary requirements ahead of time. Please use the following link to sign up:



Venue Details

Tayyabs 83-89 Fieldgate St, London E1 1JU

Mountains on stage film festival
Mon 18 Dec 2023

Mountains on Stage film festival are back with their winter edition, with 4 films including an alpine style ascent of lhotse, opening remote routes in Greenland, and ski mountaineering in both the Himalayas and chamonix.

More info on the website:

Tickets are £16, available from:

Venue Details

Vue cinema - Westfield (Shepherd’s bush)