Last night saw the launch of House of Vans London, a 3,000sqm art, music and skate space under Waterloo station, and the latest addition to London’s creative playground. Representing the eclectic diversity of London and the cultures that have embraced Vans from its humble beginnings, through five decades, House of Vans opens with a showcase of creativity and a commitment to nurturing its next generation.
After a quick skate, perhaps the most comprehensive assemblage of Vans Athletes ever to be seen boarded a boat from the London Eye Pier. With the cream of the Vans teams on board, including the likes of Geoff Rowley, Anthony Van Engelen, Daan Van Der Linden, Curren Caples and Sam Partaix from the skate team.
Back on dry land and at the House of Vans, the theme of diversity continued with the evening’s music line up: hip hop heavies Public Enemy headlined, with support from stalwarts of skate rock, Dinosaur Jr and London’s own Roots Manuva, as well as Toddla T, Savages and Illume Sphere. Keep an eye on HouseOfVansLondon.com to watch the film and see what went down.