Roller skating with us

Everything you need to know about class:

When to arrive

Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts to give you time to get into the venue and get your skates on. There may be a class before yours, so please wait outside the hall until we ask you to come through.

Where to go

Click on your venue for details on parking and how to access the building.

Brixton: Evelyn Grace Academy

Evelyn Grace Academy 255 Shakespeare Rd, London SE24 0QN.

Nearest station:
Loughborough Junction (8 min walk)
Brixton Underground (15 min walk)

There’s street parking available on Shakespeare Road.

Find us:
The entrance to Evelyn Grace Academy is on Shakespeare Road.

When you arrive at the school press the square, silver button at the entrance gates and the gate will be unlocked for you. Walk down the ramp, at the bottom of the ramp, cross over the running track and take the double doors on your right. Follow the corridor to the end, where you’ll find both the sports hall and dance studio.

If you need assistance, there will be a member of school staff on site at reception who can direct you.

Any problems when you arrive, give the venue a call on 020 7737 9520

Hackney: Hackney Bridge Academy

The Bridge Academy Laburnum St, London E2 8BA

Nearest station:
Haggerston overground (7 min walk)

There is free car and cycle parking available at the venue. To gain access head to the metal carpark gate behind the school on Labernum Street (it’s on the left before you reach reception if you’re approaching the school from Kingsland Rd). Press the intercom button and let the receptionist know you’re there for the Roll Happy session and they’ll buzz you in. Once you’ve parked up exit back through the gate and walk around to the main reception.

Find us:
When you arrive at the Bridge Academy head to the main reception on the corner of Labernum St and Haggerston Rd. Reception will sign you in and point you in the right direction.

Any problems call reception on 07497 382747

Camden: Ackland Burghley School Sports Centre


Ackland Burghley School Sports Centre, Churchill road, Tufnell Park, London NW5 1AN 

Nearest stations:
Tufnell Park (5 min walk)
Gospel Oak (12 min walk)
Kentish Town (15 min walk)

On-street parking available on Churchill Road. Bicycles can be locked up within the grounds, at your own risk.

Find us:
Entrance to the sports centre at Ackland Burghley School is on Churchill Road.

When you arrive at the school enter through the gate and walk directly ahead until you see the reception on your right. Classes are held in the gymnasium, which is to your right as you enter.

If you need assistance, there will be a member of school staff on site at reception who can direct you.

Any problems when you arrive, give the venue a call on 07841 337482

Drinking water refill and changing rooms are available.

Holborn House Community Centre

Holborn House Community Centre, 35 Emerald St, London WC1N 3QW

Nearest stations:
Holborn (8 min walk)
Russel Square (8 min walk)

No on-site parking available. Bicycles can be left in reception at your own risk.

Find us:
Entrance to Holborn House Community Centre is on the pedestrianised alleyway on the north end of Emerald Street (off Lamb's Conduit Street).

When you arrive at the glass doors press the Emerald Hall button on the intercom panel to the right of the front door. Please be patient as we may be instructing a class. Once you enter reception head down the stairs to your left.

Drinking water refill, changing rooms and lockers are available.

What to bring

Don't forget to bring your:
Quad skates
Knee pads
Wrist guards

You won't be able to skate without these, so it's really important you pack them. It’s a good idea to carry your skate tools with you whenever you are skating in case you have any problems. Wear something comfortable that you can move in - whatever you'd wear to the gym. There are changing rooms on site if you need them. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water as skating is thirsty work!

Who can come along

Only people who are are participating in our roller skating classes are allowed into the venue for security, safety and the comfort of all of our skaters. Please don't bring friends, family members or children with you as they will not be allowed into the venue.

You must be 18+, have your own skates and protective kit and not be pregnant or postnatal to join a class. If you find out that you are pregnant after booking get in touch.

What to expect

We'll be introducing you to loads of new roller skating skills. We always revisit techniques and are happy to help each skater individually.

If you are feeling particularly anxious, want to share your pronouns or have any prior conditions or injuries please let your instructor know at the beginning of class. Anything you tell us will be treated with confidentiality and discretion and we will do our best to support you and offer moderations where possible.

Still got questions?

If you still have questions head to our FAQs where you'll find more information on protective kit and which roller skates to buy.