Skate Shops and Retailers in London UK
Inline and Rollerblade Skates
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Skate Retailers near Hyde Park:
Skate Hire and Rental in London
Many of the shops will hire or rent you skates. Most near Hyde Park are listed above, but be sure to call and check with the shop beforehand. Most will require a deposit of around £100 pounds, and will supply protective gear.
Online Skate Shops - Internet:
Other Skating Shops
Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays, SE16
This is a massive shop the size of a warehouse. The outdoor sports section has a whole wall of skates ranging from the cheapest of the cheap to quality recreational skates. They stock K2, Salomon, Rossignol, Technica, Hypno, Rollerblade, etc. They even have a _small_ amount of low-end hockey kit. I've heard quite a few people comment that this is a good place to come try skates on because of the huge range of available skates, and that they've received excellent service and good discounts here.
The Skate Shop at the Streatham Ice Arena
Tel: 020 8677 6400
This shop is located inside the Ice Arena opposite the ticket shop, and is near the Streatham Bus Garage and the Kart Racing. I was very impressed with this shop when I bought some hockey skates there on 13-10-2000. The owner kept his shop open an extra half hour just for us, and really gave us excellent service every time we've visited him. He is very knowledgeable in hockey and quick to share information. The prices are generally pretty good here, and they are not out to take your last pound, although you should always shop around and check prices first. The shop concentrates on hockey kit for both inline and ice, but does have recreational and aggressive inline skates as well.
Hockey and Speedskate specialists
72 Chase Side,
Southgate, London N14 5PH
Recently had some very good service from Skate Attack on my last couple of visits. One of the few shops in the UK where you can go try on an almost reasonable range speed and hockey skates.
Miscellaneous Inline Skate Shops
The following shops are unknown and unvisited by me. I'd appreciate any comments you have about these shops for the benefit of other readers - contact me here.
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