If you want to see London from a different perspective, consider putting your skates on and meeting up with a bunch of fellow skaters to tour the city at an organized event.
You can hire skates from several outlets including the London Skate Centre.
London also has some great parks for skating around in. See below for a list of where you can and can't skate in the city's Royal Parks.
London Friday Night and Saturday Morning Skates
Routes change each week so check the website for details. This is a really popular and well-organized weekly event with volunteer marshals (on skates) ensuring traffic is made aware of all skaters. They even have a mobile sound system on a bicycle to keep you going. Be aware, your skating level should be intermediate or above.
Easy Peasy Skate meets every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park. This event is suitable for children and adults. Note: you'll need skates with a heel brake and protective gear to take part. They do run a 30-minute introductory workshop before each 'meet' (£5 per novice skater).
Other Spots in the Parks
Check out where you can skate in London's Royal Parks below:
Hyde Park: On the roads including Serpentine Road and on permitted cycle routes
Kensington Gardens: On the Albert Approach Road and on The Broad Walk
The Regent’s Park: On the roads including the Inner and Outer Circles
St James’s Park: On The Mall North Horseride cycle track
Green Park: Along Constitution Hill cycle track
Greenwich Park: On Great Cross Avenue and Bower Avenue
Richmond Park: Between Sheen Gate and Ham Gate via Pen Ponds