For 40 years, the Undercroft on Southbank in London has been home to Skateboarders. It’s an iconic site where physical skill meets street art.
Recently this site has been under significant threat due to a £120 million redevelopment scheme for areas of the Southbank Centre, which would have seen the Undercroft replaced by Restaurants and Shops and the skateboarders re-located to a purpose-built park. But the plans have now been withdrawn and skateboarding will live on here – at least in the short-term.
The park is often quiet during the working week, and it was deathly quiet when I visited. There’s not an inch of wall that hasn’t been painted and re-painted countless times over the years. And I would bet that some of the images you see here, taken only last month, will already have been covered over with new art.
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