London Skate Centre is a specialist skate shop run for skaters by skaters.
It’s been in Bayswater (five minutes from Queens Ice and Bowl) for the last 20 years and, during that time, has established a tremendous reputation with skaters of all levels, from beginners to champions. The shop boasts some celebrity customers, including Gerard Depardieu, Julie Walters and Vanilla Ice (we haven’t made up that last one) and also offers a variety of skating products for TV shows, movie makers and ad-agency photo shoots.
The shop owner, Alex Taylor, has a lifetime’s experience in skating, firstly as a championship skater himself, then as a professional ice skating coach (NSA Gold Medalist) and skating judge. Alex is also, impressively, the author of a number of books on skating, including Let’s Go Skating, Know the Game: Ice Skating, and Funskate.
Alex is ably assisted by Luke, an NISA Level 10 skater with heaps of skating know-how and skill-sets, including blade fitting and skate sharpening, which he will usually do while you wait.
Additional support is provided by Sofian, a competitive freestyle ice hockey skater and a mine of information when it comes to ice hockey gear.
27 Leinster Terrace,
London W2 3ET
020 7706 8769
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