Skate and the city: What are the best places to go roller skating in London? 

Curious about where to let loose your inner roller rebel? Well, look no further! We’re here to guide you to the best spots to go skating in London. 

Whether you’re dreaming of a serene spin to find your skating zen or gearing up for a full-blown roller extravaganza where neon leg warmers are mandatory, this guide is your backstage pass to the best roller rinks in the capital. 

So lace up and join us as we twirl, spin, and flip into London’s roller culture (just don’t do all that now, you might have a hard time reading our blog!).

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace

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Location: Ariel Way, London W12 7SL, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 3515 0441

Opening hours:

  • Thursday – 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Saturday – 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM

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Flippers Roller Boogie Palace was born from the echoes of a successful trial run in the streets of New York City (cue Empire State of Mind). Basically, this roller haven is a resurrection of an iconic 80s Hollywood hotspot. 

One of the reasons this place is a must-visit is that it’s expansive rink transforms into a stage for renowned musicians during gig nights, which turns your spins and twirls into a dance to the beats of world-class tunes. 

Roll Happy

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Location: The Bridge Academy Hackney, Laburnum St, London. E2 8BA

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Opening hours: Open 24 hours

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If you’ve ever felt the urge to glide on wheels but don’t know where to start, then you’d better make a beeline to Roll Happy. 

What’s great about their instructors is that they’ll be your partners in training, so there’s no need to fret about looking like a novice in front of the pros. Plus their classes are thoughtfully organised to match your abilities. 

Now, we can’t promise that it’ll be an easy-breezy class, but it sure is a comfortable and embarrassment-free introduction to the world of roller skating. 

Roller Nation

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Location: 117 Bruce Grove, London N17 6UR, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 20 7720 9140

Opening hours: 

  • Thursday – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday – 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Saturday – 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Sunday – 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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Now, there might be a lot of roller skating spots in the capital, but Roller Nation ensures that it stands out from the rest. 

This place seamlessly transforms their skating rink into a pulsating nightclub. So, whether you’re marking a special milestone or simply rounding up your friends for a small celebration, this spot is a surefire way to have a memorable adventure.

On top of this, Mondays at Roller Nation are “Own Skate Nights”, it’s where you can bring your own skates and take control of the music playing in the background.

Skating Haven

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Location: Newham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Ln, London E13 8SD, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 7956 131672

Opening hours: 

  • Sunday – 1:00 PM to 3:00 AM

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Skating Haven takes family enjoyment seriously, providing complete skating kits from helmets to kneepads, ensuring that safety is a top priority. 

Your family’s adventure begins with a 20-minute boot camp where you’ll learn the basics, from gliding with finesse to mastering the crucial step of coming to a stop (trust me, you don’t want to lose your balance and stumble). They have some fun games for everyone too.

Isle of Skating

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Location: Tottenham Community Sports Centre, 701-703 High Road, London N17 8AD

Contact: [email protected]

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Classes here cater to a spectrum of skaters, from absolute beginners finding their sea legs to those cruising at an impressive level 2, where fancy pants tricks become part of the skating repertoire. 

Despite its relative youth, this place has swiftly become more than just a skating venue, you can expect festive evenings, game nights and roller discos here.

Sk8 City

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Location: Byron Hall Harrow Leisure Centre, NW London, United Kingdom

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Located at Harrow’s Byron Hall, Sk8 City embraces the spirit of the seasons with its enticing seasonal specials. Whether it’s the vibrant colours of spring or the sun-soaked vibes of summer, Sk8 City’s seasonal events add a touch of magic to your roller skating experience.

If you’re seeking an adults-only escape, they also curate a night where you can revel in the joy of skating without any age restrictions. 

Families are also not left behind here! They offer various sessions that are wholesome for all generations. 

London Roller Girls

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Location: They don’t have a fixed venue, but you can check this out for upcoming events

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If you want to take it up a notch, then this is the place to be. Imagine Rugby, but swap the ball for wheels, then you’re in the right ballpark. 

If the concept seems a bit perplexing, don’t worry, London Roller Girls offers a comprehensive learning experience where you’ll unravel the intricacies of Roller Derby. 

While their usual playground is Crystal Palace’s National Sports Centre, currently, they’re taking their training sessions outdoors, scattered across various locations in the capital. 

Zebra Skate

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Location: Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 7888 044544

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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Offering classes tailored for the little ones, Zebra Skate is an initiation into the joy of roller skating for the next generation. 

What’s great about this venue is that they offer a personalised teaching approach for only £265 (inclusive of 5 private sessions). But if you want a more budget-friendly option, they have shared classes for £65 per session.

So, while your kids are having fun and learning, you may even grab a cuppa at one of the charming coffee shops in London

Easy Saturday Skate 

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Location: Nine Elms, London SW11 8EF, United Kingdom

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Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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If you want to escape the confines of traditional roller rinks then it’s high time to experience Easy Saturday Skate. They’re an informal haven for skating enthusiasts who find crowded rinks intimidating. 

Every Saturday morning, the group gathers at Battersea Park and they leisurely have a few laps around the park. Through this, you can meet new people and have your weekly morning exercise!

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