Types Free Skateparks

House of Vans


The skatepark at House of Vans, nestled in the arches underneath Waterloo station, is a brilliant free space just a short walk from Southbank. The park itself has a great bowl for more experienced rider, with extensions and door gaps. Then a concrete mini ramp, again with a variety of extensions. Finally a small street style section, with a hub ledge, ledge with steep bank and a great unique wavy bank.


River Brent Park


Within the River Brent Park, just off the North Circular road is an interesting skatepark, with the classic metal ramps on tarmac floor set up. A nice mini ramp, small section with a mellow volcano and spine ramp with flat bank and quarter pipe either side. Then a street section with a few ledges, curved rail, mellow hip and plenty of space. The layout isn’t ideal but hopefully forces you to be creative with lines as there aren’t that many obvious ones.


Crouch Hill Park


This is a simple metal mini ramp nestled in the trees on the Parkland Walk, between Highgate and Finsbury Park. The ramp can be accessed from Crouch Hill Community Park via some steps down the embankment. The ramp seems in pretty good condition, although you might have to clean off the seeds and leaves occasionally. Also worth noting that the Parkland Walk can be quite busy on nice day.



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Fulham skatepark is located in Bishop’s Park pretty much next door to Fulham Football Club’s ground, Craven Cottage. There is a small concrete bowl, with some recent additions of a curved ledge and T Block style manual pad and high ledge, with an adjoining small hip.


White Grounds

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This skatepark is nestled under the arches of the railway bridge that leads to London Bridge station, near the White Grounds estate. With a series of stacked and staggered angled ledges in the centre, then to maximise the use of space transitions and banks straight against the walls. Also a mini ramp tucked around the corner.




Nestled in Dartford’s Central Park opposite the cafe is Dartford Skatepark, which is quite a large park with bowl and street course. Although it seems the bowl floods after any rainfall and needs a couple of days of sun to dry out, otherwise the bowl is a decent size U shaped layout with nice variations to depth and coping the bowl joins the street section with a spine ramp.


Telegraph Hill


This skatepark is a shining example of what can be achieved with an odd shape of land, wrapped around a football/basketball court in this case. With a concrete miniramp and small hip and bowl section at each end, connected by a strip with a long bank and a pair of ledges in a line.


Mile End


Mile End is a heavily street orientated skatepark, although there is a small swimming pool style bowl and wooden mini ramp indoors. It has several ledges spread out around the park, lots of flat land areas, manual pads and a nice hip with a ledge on top. It’s very much a good park to train your street skills up.




The undercroft of the Southbank Centre has pretty much been the beating heart of London skateboarding for around 40+ years now. With a love hate relationship between the building’s owners and skateboarders (Brilliantly documented in the documentary “Rollin Through The Decades” by Winstan Whitter). The area set aside for skateboarders comprises of a variety of ledges, banks and a set of stairs. There is also a railing to stop tourists from wandering a bit too close and getting in the way too.


Muswell Hill


Muswell Hill skatepark in the North end of Muswell Hill Sports Ground, best accessed from Osier Cresent. Is a nice little concrete plaza style park with couple of hips and flatbanks, and a few different size ledges. A pier seven style manual pad over a small two stair drop. Also handrail and hubba ledge. In the centre are two granite ledges, which is quite rare.