Great Ormond Street Hospital Take Two

Second attempt to roll to GOSH this Sunday if the weather plays ball this time.

Great Ormond Street Hospital was formerly called the Hospital for Sick Children was the first hospital dedicated to just children in the English-speaking world. Informally known GOSH or Great Ormond Street was established over 160 years ago by the founder Dr Charles West who recognised that children needed different care and treatments to adults. GOSH is an international centre of excellence in paediatric healthcare and has over 200,000 patient visits each year.

There’s some background information for you about the hospital but the main point is we skate there and back to Hyde Park. See you rolling on Sunday…

To Great Ormond Street Hospital

We roll to half time at GOSH this Sunday if the weather plays ball of course.

Great Ormond Street Hospital was formerly called the Hospital for Sick Children was the first hospital dedicated to just children in the English-speaking world. Informally known GOSH or Great Ormond Street was established over 160 years ago by the founder Dr Charles West who recognised that children needed different care and treatments to adults. GOSH is an international centre of excellence in paediatric healthcare and has over 200,000 patient visits each year.

There’s some background information for you about the hospital but the main point is we skate there and back to Hyde Park. See you rolling on Sunday…

Skating North East

Weather permitting, we’ll go check out King’s Cross a station built in 1852 to serve as a London hub of the Great Northern Railway and terminus of the East Coast main line.

It has had several facelifts over the years. A pop-up roller skate rink called Skate King’s Cross opened in July 2013 for only eight weeks returned in 2014 and we hope they’ll make a return this summer.

Let’s go check on how that’s progressing – meet in Hyde Park 2pm

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

ONE WAY SKATE to Stratford’s “Olympic Park” as it was known during the 2012 summer olympic games but later renamed “Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park” to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

Did you know that it’s

– not an official Royal Park?
– part of the East London Tech City or silicon round about?
– among the largest urban parks ever created in Europe in the past 150 years, to enrich the local ecology by restoring wetland habitats and planting native species?

We’ll be skating there this Sunday and NOT coming back to Hyde Park.

Shepherds Bush and Back

Off to Shepherds Bush which was grassland for shepherds on their way to Smithfield market until the late nineteenth century or something like that…

All I know is that we’re strollilng there and back to Hyde Park depending on the weather gods’ wishes

 

 

One Way to Kings Cross Granary Square

We’re not coming back to Hyde Park this Sunday. It’s a one way to Granary Square in Kings Cross.

It’s a beginner friendly skate but you still must be able to keep up, turn and control your speed on inclines and rough surfaces without the help of other skaters or objects.

Come play with us in the fountains and soak up some sun along the canal and nice bars.

Snail Stroll to Kings Road

This Sunday we’ll snail our way to Kings Road near Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and back.

This snail stroll is for you if you’ve never attempted a street skate and need a gentle introduction. Please remember that you need to be able to stop, turn and control your speed on gentle slopes. Basically, using other objects or beings to stop is neither cool nor favourable.

If a regular, you may notice a few regular faces missing and that’s because most left London for some weekend round and round and round “24 hour Lemons” – Le Mans 24 hours skating fun. We wish them well.