A brief introduction to lidos

Increasing water safety concerns in the 1920s inspired the creation of outdoor pools with concrete, tiled tanks and water filtration systems.Read more

Places where sporting history happened

There’s a place that saw the highest jump, fastest run, the first game, the biggest crowd – these ordinary places represent our amazing sporting history.Read more

6 Unique Places that Celebrate London’s Sporting History

1. Rom Skate Park, Hornchurch – Grade II The first skatepark in Europe to be listed and only the second in the world, ‘The Rom’ was built in 1978 by Adrian Rolt and G-Force, the leading skatepark designers of the period. As skateboarding fever gripped the nation in the 1970s a rash of skateparks were built, but later demolished as popularity declined. The Rom is a rare survivor and has been one of the most important sites in British skateboarding culture everRead more