Time Out says
Taking over what used to be the Old Vic Tunnels, the House of Vans has turned the space below Waterloo station into a hot new destination for skateboarders, and promises a variety of diversions that will also appeal to those with no particular ambition to execute a credible 360 flip.
The underground venue is sister to House of Vans Brooklyn where tickets for the free, all-ages summer concerts go like hot baked goods. The London branch also boasts a live music stage, as well as two tunnels’ worth of purpose-built skate park and an art gallery.
There’s a café, bars and cinema space and a regular programme of talks and workshops is planned. Skate sessions are free and open to all ages (there are lessons with The Skateboad School on Saturday mornings) but to be sure of entry book in advance on the House of Vans website where you’ll also find updates on upcoming gigs.
ART & COMMUNITY:
Paper to Print: an exhibition by Sean Cliver & Todd Bratrud | 5.9 - 27.10
Join us from 6pm on September 5th for the launch event where Cliver & Bratrud show a collection of the original artwork behind some of their favourite board graphics from their early years to present day + Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine documentary film screening.
House of Vans Cinema: Cyberpunks | Until 29.9 | Various times
This month, we're bringing you some of the quintessential bastions of this genre. Come take the red pill with us and find out if Androids dream.
Doc/Nights - Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records | 12.9 | 7pm
Combining archive footage, interview and drama, RUDEBOY tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60s and early 70s Britain, and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.
SKATE & BMX:
BMX Support Group | 12.9 | 6pm
Our monthly BMX event returns where we open the doors for four interrupted hours of bikes, beers and burgers.
Skate Skool - Daily | Various times
Our infamous Skate Skool (from 5+) is on Wed-Sat! Book ahead as spaces are limited.
Open Skate - Daily
Drop in for a Skate session all week, no booking required.
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|Opening hours:||4-10pm Thu-Fri; 10am-8pm Sat; 12pm-6pm Sun|
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