At some point over recent years it has become tradition among the kids who hang out there to chuck worn-out and broken boards and destroyed trainers onto the bridge support closest to the Festival Hall - creating an incredibly poignant memorial to TimothyBaxter... Which makes Westminster City Council's clean-up crew abseiling down to remove the lot both sad and a bit of a massive cock-up.
For 40 years people have been skating at the Undercroft at the Southbank. Long before shops, cafes or restaurants appeared in the area. Apart from having become one of the most famed skating spots in the world, it has also brought life to the Southbank as a whole. Now the Southbank Centre threatens to close it down.