Southbank Skatepark

A legendary spot. Somewhere you can go to experience some of England’s more street skateboarding heritage. Not the smoothest of spots, but so well known and instantly recognisable. It is cracked, it is gnarly.
The main attractions here are the blocks, the 7-stair and of course the famous banks. Due to its notoriety and fame, it is at once a meeting point for esteemed London street skaters, a place to hang out and play skate and a shred spot, with it featuring in many videos old and new.
The plaza consists of a good-size, smooth, flat-ground area, with outrageous games of skate being played on the regular. This also provides a super smooth run-up to the 7-stair. On either side of this run-up are two blocks, one of which is long and flat, the other slightly shorter and upward-slanting. Both now have slightly rounded edges due to extensive shredding through the years, but still remain slide-able and grind-able.
To the right of the stair-set is a manny pad and grind-box going along the stairs, for those who will brave the drop. To the left is another up-slanting block leading into one of the banks, perfect for tech mannys, gap-to-bank tricks and wallrides of choice if coming out of the bank. These banks go all round the edges of the lower section of the plaza.
This skate plaza is quite hard to ride due to the gnarliness of the gaps coupled with the crack at the bottom of the 7-stair. Still very skate-able though, if gapping the crack as well as the set. A worthwhile spot to visit if you want to witness England’s skate history at its best or if you simply want to shred a notable street spot.

Details

Country: United Kingdom

County: Greater London

City: Lambeth

Address: Belvedere Rd

Postal Code: SE1 8XX

Description

A legendary spot. Somewhere you can go to experience some of England’s more street skateboarding heritage. Not the smoothest of spots, but so well known and instantly recognisable. It is cracked, it is gnarly.
The main attractions here are the blocks, the 7-stair and of course the famous banks. Due to its notoriety and fame, it is at once a meeting point for esteemed London street skaters, a place to hang out and play skate and a shred spot, with it featuring in many videos old and new.
The plaza consists of a good-size, smooth, flat-ground area, with outrageous games of skate being played on the regular. This also provides a super smooth run-up to the 7-stair. On either side of this run-up are two blocks, one of which is long and flat, the other slightly shorter and upward-slanting. Both now have slightly rounded edges due to extensive shredding through the years, but still remain slide-able and grind-able.
To the right of the stair-set is a manny pad and grind-box going along the stairs, for those who will brave the drop. To the left is another up-slanting block leading into one of the banks, perfect for tech mannys, gap-to-bank tricks and wallrides of choice if coming out of the bank. These banks go all round the edges of the lower section of the plaza.
This skate plaza is quite hard to ride due to the gnarliness of the gaps coupled with the crack at the bottom of the 7-stair. Still very skate-able though, if gapping the crack as well as the set. A worthwhile spot to visit if you want to witness England’s skate history at its best or if you simply want to shred a notable street spot.

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Features

Location: Sheltered

Feature: Street Plaza

Construction: concrete

Map

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Lambeth
United Kingdom
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