Palace Skateboards was created in London, England back in 2009 by Lev Tanju and Gareth Skewis. Palace took its name after the London flat where Lev and his mates lived. As somewhere cheap and central to live (just a quick skate to Southbank), the place wasn't your plush "palace" and it quickly became a joke amongst Lev and his mates, who went by the crew name of PWBC. From these humble beginnings, Lev Tanju had a vision for a new style of a skateboard company, one without restraints or care for what a normal skateboard company should do.