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DAZED: SOUTHBANK'S LAST SKATE

As you may have heard by now via extensive online discussion, the London Southbank Festival Wing is set for a £100 million redevelopment, and these plans include the taking over of the Undercroft, home since the 1970s to generations of skateboarders and more recently BMXers and graffiti artists. The area was once far bigger, reaching […]

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HUCK: SAVING AN ICONIC SKATE SPOT

It’s been a hub of skateboarding culture since the 1970s, yet the Undercroft on London’s Southbank is currently under threat from re-development plans. We caught up with Long Live Southbank campaign spokesman Henry Edwards-Wood, who is mobilising the local skateboarding community to save this historic spot, to get his side of the argument… […]

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VICE: WHY CLOSING SOUTHBANK SKATE PARK WOULD SUCK FOR LONDON

If you’re anything like me, you’ll often find yourself approaching people in the street, saying, “Hey, you know what London needs? More cafes.” Because there just really, genuinely aren’t enough, are there? I mean, take supposedly gastro-friendly Spitalfields Market, for instance; there are only four Prets, three EATs and two branches of POD in a […]

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THE GUARDIAN: SKATEBOARDING'S SOUTH BANK HOME TO BE TURNED INTO RETAIL UNITS

It has carved a place in counter-cultural history – a concrete enclave on London’s South Bank beloved by skateboarders that has appeared in countless magazines and films. The undercroft at the Southbank Centre is hailed as the birthplace of British skateboarding, a spot that has nurtured the homegrown talents of skateboard professionals such as Lewis […]

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TIMEOUT: ICONIC SOUTHBANK SKATE SPOT UNDER THREAT

London skateboarders get a rough deal. Not only do they have to put up with some of the worst weather in the world, but they now have to contend with the fact that the capital’s most famous skate spot is to be demolished. On March 6, the Southbank Centre announced new plans for the ‘Festival […]

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