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South Bank's Skate City, London

South Bank's Skate City - London, United Kingdom
South Bank's Skate City
Off Belvedere Road, London, United Kingdom SE1 8XXMap
+44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Southwark/ Waterloo

Used by skaters since the 70s and threatened with closure time and time again, this gritty, graffiti-spattered grotto under the Queen Elizabeth's Hall—otherwise known as The Undercroft— is still holding on. At any given time of the day or night, baggy jean-clad youths can be found hurtling back and forth on boards and Rollerblades, up concrete ramps, along ledges or just hanging out trying not to look bothered. Perhaps they are all just practicing in case the rumors are true and skateboarding has made it onto the list of official sports in time for the Olympics 2012.

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South Bank's Skate City General Information
  • Type: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Sports and the Outdoors
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Waterloo
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