A locals' guide to Waterloo
"London's Southbank never fails to entertain with its food markets, restaurants, street art, shows, and exhibitions. It's my favourite place in London!"James Blackler
"There's plenty of attractions along South Bank to be explored..."Thomas Holmes
"The buzz around Waterloo really gives you the vibrant London vibe..."Thomas Holmes
Where do Waterloo locals go?
Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen
Enjoy a burrito and a beer at this Mexican street kitchen on the Southbank, just outside the Royal Festival Hall! Arriba!
Submitted by Dan
Where better to view some of the country's modern art than along the South Bank.
Submitted by Alex
Bateaux London Cruises
A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!
Submitted by Alina
The Thirsty Bear
The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!
Submitted by Rosie
A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!
Submitted by Daisy
Konditor & Cook
They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!
Submitted by Matthew
The Young Vic
A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.
Submitted by Trish
Exceptional views over a number of London's most famous landmarks...
Submitted by Jonathan
Informative guided and audio tours of the beautiful and ornate parliament building. It's great to see the place in real life, rather than just on the tele!
Submitted by Daisy
An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.
Submitted by Stephen
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.
Submitted by Rachel
Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar
Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.
Submitted by Rachel
Flat Iron Square
An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.
Submitted by Kristina
Why do you find Waterloo a great place to live?
"Lots of young professional, lots of attractions, so central."
"Close to everything, fantastic transport links, central London living at its best!"
What do you like about Waterloo?
Did you know?
"Any sturgeon or whale recovered from the Thames automatically belongs to the monarchy!"
Child-friendly activities near Waterloo
Waterloo is a district of Central London, and part of the London Borough of Lambeth. The area is part of a business improvement district known as Waterloo Quarter, which includes The Cut and the Old Vic and Young Vic theatres, including some sections in the London Borough of Southwark. Waterloo is connected to the Strand area on the north bank of the River Thames by Waterloo Bridge.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Elephant and Castle
- Covent Garden
- West End
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