7 Cool Facts About the Iconic Soutbank Skatepark

It is time to celebrate the survival of the world's oldest skatepark

Photograph of the Undercroft by Sam Ashley (

It has been announced today that plans to redevelop the Southbank Undercroft Skatepark have been withdrawn for the foreseeable future due to Boris Johnson’s statement of support made on 15 January. This is a major success for London’s skateboarding and BMX community who have been campaigning to save the space from destruction for the last 11 months.

To celebrate the future of one of Britain’s most iconic skateparks here are seven cool facts about the Southbank Undercroft we bet you didn’t know.

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