The Skateboard Graveyard Of Hungerford Bridge

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By M@ Last edited 86 months ago
The Skateboard Graveyard Of Hungerford Bridge

Look over the railings on the downstream pedestrian crossing of Hungerford Bridge and you'll see evidence of a fascinating London subculture. One of the piers contains tens of broken skateboards. This is a skateboard graveyard, where old decks are hurled once their backs are broken.

Chris Sampson sends us this shot of the graveyard, which lies close to the well-known skating undercroft beneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Like any graveyard, the 'internments' have their own memorials, all be it virtual ones. This website keeps track of the 'plots' and invites the bereaved boarders to leave an obiturary.

We hear there are other such resting places across the city. We'd love to hear about them in the comments.

Last Updated 14 March 2011

GriptapeUK

A sad reminder of good times gone, the Skateboard Graveyard is a well known landmark in the London skate scene, especially for regulars at the Southbank skatepark. It has been around for years and has been a spot puzzling Londoners for just as long. I’ve not heard of any other locations around London going by ‘skateboard graveyard’, but the Hungerford Bridge Graveyard is known across London and beyond.

Pammie13

A few more there now!