People are going “Off the Wall” over Vans’ new House of Vans. Start saving your money now because a flight from Jacksonville to London averages $1,000.


Beneath Waterloo Station, one of the busiest train stations in London, lies the Old Vic Tunnels. The 30,000 sq. ft. space has been taken over by Vans.

The new House of Vans will feature an 850-capacity music venue and London’s first indoor skate park, along with a cinema, two bars, a gallery with regular exhibitions and an artists’ lab.

“We’re extremely proud to have opened House of Vans in London this summer. Having such iconic space in a city synonymous with creativity is a great asset to a brand with its foundations in skateboarding and creative culture,” stated Karl Heinz Salzburger, Vice President of VF Corporation, the corporation that owns Vans. “In turn, we hope House of Vans London will prove to be a great asset to the citizens of London and beyond.”


Since 1996, Vans has been adopted by youth culture. This means the mix of art, fashion and action sports have been embraced by the communities who have worn Vans since day one.

“With our investment in the House of Vans and the activations planned, we bring all of our cultural pillars to life and under one roof, showcasing our commitment to the brand promise; to support and nurture creative expression,” Jan Van Leeuwen, GM/VP of Vans says in a statement.


Lucky, for all the Jacksonville groms, the dream to skate this park could become a reality if you simply sell/give up:

  • 3 pairs of Stance Socks – $45.00
  • 4 Strata Tanks – $120.00
  • 2 pairs of Nike Janoskis – $120.00
  • 4 visits to Mellow Mushroom: $90.00
  • 1 Used iPhone 4s – $200.00
  • 1 Xbox 360 – $250.00
  • A year’s worth of visits to surf “The Poles” – $175

Or hope you or your parents hit the lottery…