About us

Experience Archery is a North London archery club and mobile company with a passion for this great sport. We offer archery parties, archery lessons and courses, Have a Go’s, corporate team building, stag & hen archery sessions, archery in schools and our weekly archery club shooting sessions. We want to make this historic and fun sport accessible to all. So whether you are 8 or 80, we can tailor an event or programme to suit your needs.

Set up in 2009 to answer the shortage of year round indoor shooting opportunities in London. The club and business has grown from strength to strength. Our weekly shooting sessions are open to beginners who have completed a course with us and experienced archers who are members of Archery GB.

Our Club – Experience Archery Bowmen

We meet regularly three times a week on Monday and Friday evenings, and Sunday afternoon at our great indoor venue in Archway North London. We aim to have an open, friendly, relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. For more info click here.

What we offer – Have a Go Archery Lessons, Children’s Archery Parties, Corporate & Team Building Archery Events, Beginner Archery Courses, Our Archery Club, Children & Family Archery Club, Archery Lessons for 2 People, Mobile Archery parties & Events.

All our sessions are run by Archery GB coaches who are fully insured and hold current DBS certificates.

Our Coaches

Leander Pittis

Founded Experience Archery in 2009 as there was a shortage of year round indoor shooting opportunities for children and adults in London. He is an Archery GB level 2 Coach and also a NCF Crossbow instructor. He has been coaching for over 10 years and shooting Olympic recurve for nearly 14 years. Leander has won numerous local and county competitions including Middlesex and Bedfordshire indoor championships. He started his archery journey while working as an actor and has used his shooting skills in various films, adverts and promotional events. Leander coaches more than shoots these days and enjoys teaching beginners as well as working with more experienced archers.

Austin O’Connor

Is an Archery GB level 1 Coach and NCF Crossbow instructor. Austin has shot many different bow styles over the last 10 years including Olympic recurve, compound, traditional and also crossbows. Nowadays he mainly shoots his traditional bow from time to time, but mostly enjoys sharing his knowledge running beginner courses, have a go’s, our kids club and various archery parties and events with Experience Archery.

Kevin Wong

Is an Archery GB level 1 Coach who has been shooting Olympic recurve for over 7 years. He taught himself bow tuning and various shooting techniques. He has been successful in local competitions and also represented Middlesex in inter-county team competitions. As well as coaching at Experience Archery he also works at an Archery Shop and is a member of another local archery club where he coaches regularly and runs their kids club too. Kevin is very proud to have won their club championships twice. He is always happy to help other archers and hopes to pass on the skills and knowledge he’s learnt to help you succeed in your shooting journey too.

Elitsa Gateva

Is an Archery GB level 2 coach who started her archery journey in Bulgaria over 17 years ago. She competed regularly as a junior, winning many individual and team awards shooting recurve. She also later took up shooting compound and trained at the National Sports Academy in her home country, graduating with a degree in Archery coaching, PE and sports management. During her time studying she regularly coached at her local club and since moving to the UK has been coaching with Experience Archery. She looks forward to passing on her expertise and experience to beginners.

Why Choose Archery?

Archery is a social sport which makes it ideal for team building events or parties as well as a fun activity for a family or group of friends. Archery does not exclude on grounds of physical ability or fitness. Previous experience is not necessary to have an enjoyable day.

We provide all equipment needed, and use lightweight recurve bows ensuring that everyone can have a go. Our instructors will help all participants get started and support them to shoot safely whilst having fun. We will be on hand throughout the event to offer support and advice for all aspiring Robin Hoods!

Your Archery Experience

We can run a session for you at our main indoor venue in Archway North London, alternatively we can bring an archery session to you: an archery party, have a go session or team building event can be run indoors or outdoors, in sports, community, school, church halls or fields. We also have use of various other indoor and outdoor venues across London.

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Archery Tag & Crossbow Sessions Coming Soon!

Enquire Now:

Email: lee@udgj4.hosts.cx
Tel: 07961870170

Our Main Indoor Venue:

Caxton House
129 St John’s Way
London
N19 3RQ

This venue is about 5 minutes walk from Archway tube station, and approximately 12 mins walk from Crouch Hill overground station. Buses 41, and 210 also run along St Johns Way.

Public Transport:

Tube: Archway (Northern Line)
Overground: Crouch Hill
Buses to the area: 4, 17, 41, 43, 134, 143, 210, 263, 271, 390, C11, W5

Book a Have a Go Archery Lesson

We run regular Have a Go Archery Lessons throughout the year on Monday and Friday evenings and also Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons.

Archery Gallery

  • Archery Range 6
  • Archery Club Night 3
  • Archery Competition 4
  • Archery Range 7
  • Archery Range 1
  • Outdoor Archery Range 1
  • Family-and-Friends-Archery-8
  • Outdoor Archery Range 2
  • Archery Club Night 8
  • Archery Club Night 4

Buy an Archery Gift Voucher

Treat a loved one to an Archery Gift Voucher

Our Coaches

Lee Pittis Archery Coach

Leander Pittis

Founded Experience Archery in 2009 as there was a shortage of year round indoor shooting opportunities for children and adults in London. He is an Archery GB level 2 Coach and also a NCF Crossbow instructor. He has been coaching for over 10 years and shooting Olympic recurve for nearly 14 years. Leander has won numerous local and county competitions including Middlesex and Bedfordshire indoor championships. He started his archery journey while working as an actor and has used his shooting skills in various films, adverts and promotional events. Leander coaches more than shoots these days and enjoys teaching beginners as well as working with more experienced archers.

Austin O’Connor

Is an Archery GB level 1 Coach and NCF Crossbow instructor. Austin has shot many different bow styles over the last 10 years including Olympic recurve, compound, traditional and also crossbows. Nowadays he mainly shoots his traditional bow from time to time, but mostly enjoys sharing his knowledge running beginner courses, have a go’s, our kids club and various archery parties and events with Experience Archery.

Kevin Wong Experience Archery Coach

Kevin Wong

Is an Archery GB level 1 Coach who has been shooting Olympic recurve for over 7 years. He taught himself bow tuning and various shooting techniques. He has been successful in local competitions and also represented Middlesex in inter-county team competitions. As well as coaching at Experience Archery he also works at an Archery Shop and is a member of another local archery club where he coaches regularly and runs their kids club too. Kevin is very proud to have won their club championships twice. He is always happy to help other archers and hopes to pass on the skills and knowledge he’s learnt to help you succeed in your shooting journey too.

Elitsa Gateva

Is an Archery GB level 2 coach who started her archery journey in Bulgaria over 17 years ago. She competed regularly as a junior, winning many individual and team awards shooting recurve. She also later took up shooting compound and trained at the National Sports Academy in her home country, graduating with a degree in Archery coaching, PE and sports management. During her time studying she regularly coached at her local club and since moving to the UK has been coaching with Experience Archery. She looks forward to passing on her expertise and experience to beginners.

Caxton House

Caxton House

129 St John’s Way
London
N19 3RQ

Our Main Venue

  • Our venue is about 5 mins walk from Archway tube station
  • Nearest Tube Station: Archway
  • Buses 41 and 210 run along St Johns Way

Clients have Included

Credit Suisse
Immediate Media
Islington Council
Camden Council
Balfour Beatty
Google
John Lewis
Barclays
BBC Radio London
Facebook
Caxton House, 129 St John’s Way
London, N19 3RQ
For more info
Call us on 07961 870 170