Claiming to be one of the oldest skateparks in London, this series of three bowls has been here since the 70s and is a classic example of what skateboarding was really like when it was all kicking off in the UK back then. Considering its age it is in good condition however there are a few cracks and bumps that are to be expected with a park of this age.
At the top of the park is a 3 foot mini ramp featuring a bowled corner on one side which leads into a larger and more rounded bowl lying at 5 foot deep with a small pump bump in the centre to gain speed. This section leads into a deeper and even larger 6 foot bowl with 8 foot extensions. The infamous bridge of death gap, as its affectionately know as by the locals, is across the transition between the middle and deep bowl and is not for the faint of heart.
This is a piece of UK skate history and if bowls are your thing then you should definitely make the trip down here for a session.
|Westbourne Park||0.2 miles||Circle and Hammersmith & City lines|
|Great Western Road (Stops L & AP)||0.1 miles||23|
Westbourne Park train station: Exit Westbourne Park station onto Great Western Road and head north until you see Meanwhile Gardens on your left and the park is in there.
Great Western Road bus stop: Exit the bus and the skatepark will be in sight.
There are no on-site toilets however there are toilets nearby.