A Skatepark Takes Over Part Of The Strand This Month

A Skatepark Takes Over Part Of The Strand This Month
Skaters on the Strand
You're totally allowed to do this on the Strand — for a couple of weeks, anyway.

A purpose built skatepark comes to the Strand this September, for festival Skate the Strand.

Running from 8-24 September on the newly-pedestrianised public space between Temple and Charing Cross in central London, Skate the Strand promises free skate lessons, pro demos and open public skate sessions.

doing an ollie on a bin
You might not be encouraged to do this.

The street-inspired skatepark itself, designed by Betongpark, is usable for skaters of all levels. If you've got little or no experience, you can sign up to an introductory skate session on 15 or 18 September.

The creative vision for the temporary skatepark, say the organisers, shows set ups like this can be integrated into public spaces, becoming skate culture landmarks, and showcasing the positive impact the sport can have on local communities, as well as mental health and wellbeing.

Sky Brown would approve

The festival is run in association with No Comply, the skate exhibition at Somerset House, which wraps up on 19 September.

Skate the Strand, 8-24 September

Last Updated 02 September 2021

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