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11 Brilliant Skate Shops in the United Kingdom

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Sports Editor
Updated: 30 June 2017
Whether you’re after boards, skates, clothing or any other accessories, Culture Trip picks the very best skate shops across the length and breadth of the UK.
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Native Skate Store, Newcastle

Leading the way in the northeast is Native Skate Store, this skated owned shop opened in February 2003. The shop carries a huge range of brilliant brands, including the likes Etnies, Zero, HUF, Anti Hero and Emerica, and reassuringly all the staff are skaters themselves.

50 Low Friar St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5UE, 0191 261 2229

Route One, Various

As well as a varied range of womenswear as well as menswear, Route One is the place to head to for skate shoes. There are shops in Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Southampton, meaning they’ve got the breath of the land covered.

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The Black Sheep, Manchester

At The Black Sheep, you’re guaranteed the best in customer service, as it’s previously won the title of ‘Best Skate Shop Team’ in Europe on two occasions. The shop also plays a key part in promoting the local skate scene, having opened and developed skate parks in the Manchester area.

36 Dale St, Manchester M1 2HN, 0333 600 0161

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Rollersnakes, Midlands

The first Rollersnakes opened in Derby over 30 years ago, with three other locations opening around the Midlands since. The Derby HQ has moved slightly since its opening, and now even boasts its own mini ramp facility in the shop.

7, Parker Centre Parker Industrial Estate, Mansfield Rd, Derby DE21 4SZ, 0333 600 0666

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Skatehut, Coventry

Skatehut started after founder Mark Johansen-Berg wanted to buy a pair of Heelys for his son after seeing them on holiday and failing to find them anywhere in the UK, so he started selling them himself. Skatehut was formed, and today sells an incredible range of boards, bikes, shoes, clothes and much more.

21 The Burges, Coventry CV1 1HL, 024 7652 5356

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Skatewarehouse, Devon

With staff that are very informative and welcoming, this is a fantastic place to head to, even if you’re not entirely sure what you want. There’s a huge online selection of goods that support, but if you can, visit the Devon shop in person – it has a traditional feel to it.

Brightley Mill, Okehampton EX20 1RR, 01837 55778

NOTE, Manchester

With two shops on Tib Street and Thomas Street, as well as their online sales, the sheer number of brands and products that NOTE sell is reason alone to head down there – you’ll be totally spoilt for choice.

34 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LA, 0161 839 7077

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Ideal Skateboard Supply Ltd, Birmingham

Find this great store in the Custard Factory in Digbeth. The shop itself isn’t huge but don’t let that put you off, as the selection is still fantastic.

The Custard Factory, 12/13 Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA, 0121 296 7439

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Welcome Skate Store, Leeds

Locals will love the Yorkshire t-shirts amid the great range of brands on show. Similar to the Ideal Skateboard Supply Ltd, this isn’t the biggest skater heaven, but the friendly staff more than make up for it.

22 Thorntons Arcade, Leeds LS1 6LQ, 0113 234 0185

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Skate Pharmacy, Margate

Relatively knew, having opened in 2014, this is 100% skater operated and owned establishment and is playing a key role in Margate’s recent cultural shift. Head to their page and check out the videos their team produce.

Strasbourg St, Margate CT9 4JF, 01843 298238

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Consortium, Bournemouth

As well as the obvious online options it offers, Consortium provides brilliant special edition products if you’re willing to walk in rather than shop online. On top of all the clothing and kit, they also stock paint and artist supplies from Montana.

8 Albert Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1BZ, 01202 290482