Mile End skatepark was unveiled by Gravity in June 2011, it is a heavily street oriented park and is the focal point of the East London skate scene. With some strong lines and some less obvious ones, this skatepark pushes skaters to be more creative and try something new. Within the fencing there is large, silky smooth concrete street section and a rapid bowl that leads into it.
The street section is mainly bank and block based with some rails scattered about. In one corner there is a 4 foot flat bank hip with a Koston block on top to link lines, which leads into a rail and onto a block. In the opposite corner there is a video inspired Toblerone block with a tight bank and a short platform that leads into a 2.5 foot deep dish to grind over with an adjoining manny pad and bar.
The bowl is as challenging as the rest of the park at 4 foot deep rolling into an 8 foot at its deepest point, it links straight back into the street course and leaves a few options for gaps in and out of the bowl. There are also some mini ramps under the train arches for when its wet outside.
Mile End skatepark should be placed towards the top of your list of must visit skateparks in London as it offers a lot of unique lines and obstacles for skaters of all abilities, you could esily spend a day here learning the lines.
St Pauls Way
|Mile End||0.6 miles||Central, Circle, District & Hammersmith and City|
|St Pauls Way (Stops MA & MG)||0.1 miles||277, D6 & D7|
Mile End train station: Exit Mile End station onto Eric Street, walk south until Burdett Road, turn left at this road and keep walking south and it is next to the go kart track.
St Pauls Way bus stop: Walk along Burdett Road until you see St Pauls Way. Head west along this road and the skatepark should be on your right.
Limehouse train station: Exit Limehouse station onto Yorkshire Road and head north along this road, eventually you will see Salmon Road. Turn left onto this road and follow it as it turns into Rhodeswell Road and into Turners Road. At the end of these roads the skatepark should be in front of you.
There are no on-site toilets however there are adequate facilities in nearby cafes and restaurants.