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.
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.
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