Glide, slide and roll at London skateparks, skate-ready paths and walkways across the capital.
London skateparks are open to all and are a haven for skateboarders, roller-skating enthusiasts and spectators. From fully equipped skateparks and indoor spaces to family roller skating and roller discos in London, find out how much fun you can have on wheels!
Skateparks in London
1. Southbank Skate Space
Combining history and culture, Southbank Skate Space in the undercroft beneath Queen Elizabeth Hall, has been at the heart of London’s skating scene for more than 40 years and is recognised as the birthplace of British skateboarding. An inspiring space for skateboarders and street artists, its features include ledges, banks, the famous stair set and an around-the-clock audience. Are you brave enough to take it on?
Get your adrenaline fix at BaySixty6 in Ladbroke Grove, a popular venue on the London skate scene. Test your skills at the spacious skatepark, which is divided into three sections: a wooden bowl, a street section, and a beginner's section. Try new tricks as you take on the wallrides, flat bars and quarter pipes!
3. Victoria Park Raemers Skatepark
Channel your inner daredevil as you cruise around the cradle at Victoria Park’s Raemers Skatepark. The popular skatepark has a huge concrete bowl that reaches 2.4 metres (8ft) in height, a street section and two quarter pipes to test your skills and skating tricks.
4. House of Vans London
Free your imagination at House of Vans, a creative haven and indoor skate space nestled in the arches under Waterloo Station. It’s an effortlessly cool street culture and fashion hub and has a concrete bowl and a mini ramp for some thrilling skate sessions. Check out the art gallery, live music venue, cinema and cafe while you’re there.
5. Cantelowes Gardens and skate park
Dust off your skating gear and head to Cantelowes Gardens and skate park in Camden, one of the biggest and best outdoor bowls in the UK. The concrete bowl is ideal for skateboarders, rollerbladers and skaters of all levels, and has a street course, mini ramps and steep banks to keep you entertained as you perfect your kickflips.
6. Clapham Common Skatepark
Go with the flow at Clapham Common as you glide around the open plan concrete skating space designed to challenge even experienced skaters. Fine-tune your skills as you speed through banks, quarter-pipes, angled rails, and ledges.
7. Alexandra Palace Skatepark
Challenge yourself with a selection of obstacles at this vibrant concrete skatepark next to the ice rink at Alexandra Palace. Sharpen your skills as you take on stair sets, quarter pipes, hubbas, flat banks, and fun boxes and when you’ve worked up an appetite reward yourself with a visit to the on-site cafe at the ice rink.
8. Central Venture Park Bowl
Whizz around the rectangular-shaped concrete bowl as you master your skateboarding skills at Central Venture Park Bowl in Peckham. The urban skatepark features a ledge and rails around the sides giving you plenty of opportunities to get in some big tricks and big air.
9. Acton Skatepark
Learn how to skate in the peaceful surroundings of Acton Park, a perfect place to begin your skateathon with friends and family. The modern concrete skatepark has an open bowl and street section designed with adrenaline-seekers in mind. There are also plenty of facilities including water fountains, lockers and repair stations.
10. Bishops Park Concrete Skatepark and Bowl
Work up a sweat at Bishops Park Concrete Skatepark and Bowl in Fulham, near to Fulham Football Club's ground, Craven Cottage. Perfect for beginners, the small concrete bowl with its mini pipes and dome is an ideal spot to get active and have fun with pals in the park.
Roller skating in London
11. Isle of Skating
Get in a spin and unleash your childhood roller-skating skills with Isle of Skating, which offers fun roller-skating classes in London for adults and children. From dance skating to skating skills sessions, you can enjoy a party on wheels and make new friends while learning an exhilarating new hobby.
12. London Skate Crew
Grow your skating confidence with the London Skate Crew who offer roller skating lessons for children and adults all over London in peaceful locations such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. To get ready for the roller rink, you can also try dance and jam skating lessons for your roller disco debut.
13. Roller Nation
Glam up and get your groove on as you glide under the disco ball at retro-style roller disco Roller Nation in Tottenham. Open to all ages, Roller Nation offers Saturday afternoon sessions for kids and families before transforming into a dazzling London roller disco at night. Hire skates there or bring your own and, if you’re feeling hungry, feast on food and cocktails at the bar and diner.
14. Skate Fresh
Let the good times roll with London skate school Skate Fresh, which offers lessons for all levels, as well as children’s party packages and hen parties. Discover your skating talent and revive your favourite childhood craze either outdoors in locations such as Hyde Park, or through video training so you can learn on the go.
15. London Skate Centre
When in doubt, skate it out! But when you can’t find your skates, check out London Skate Centre, a specialist skate shop in Bayswater. If you have all the gear and no idea, you can sign up for individual or group lessons. Or if you’re a skating pro, you can rent equipment and head to the miles of smooth walkways and skate-ready paths in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
16. London Friday Night Skate & Sunday Stroll (LFNS)
Get your skates on for some roller skating around London on Friday night or Sunday afternoon. Expect party vibes, iconic London sights and flashing lights as you leave Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner every Friday at 8pm. Sunday skaters can enjoy a slower pace from Serpentine Road at Hyde Park every Sunday at 2pm. These free and marshalled skating sessions are open to everyone who loves to skate!
17. London Roller Girls
If you eat.sleep.skate. you may want to join the London Roller Girls in the London Roller Derby, an amateur sports league run by skaters and volunteers for all women and non-binary people. Adrenaline seekers can enjoy fast-paced competition on wheels against other teams and join many sociable charity activities.
18. London Skate Life
Get fit with London Skate Life who offer fun-packed social skating sessions in London’s Royal Parks. Join a vibrant community of skaters from around the world for social activities on skates, group classes or private lessons. Explore London sights as you skate!
19. Zebra Skate Camp
Keep the kids on their toes at Zebra Skate Camp, which is open during the school holidays and runs classes for both rollerblading and skateboarding in Clapham Common and Kensington Gardens. Kids can start their skating journey with beginner sessions on grass, learning the basics with skating gear provided free of charge.
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