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The VaultsThe Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events. Prime among them is the annual Vault Festival, an eight-week arts festival at the beginning of the year which encompasses 300 or so shows with a wide-ranging programme of fringe theatre, immersive performances, live music, discussions and late night parties. Approach the maze of underground tunnels via the Leake Street entrance and you'll encounter a long tunnel covered in street art, popular among urban artists and often used for photoshoots. Urban grit at its finest.

 

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The Lovely Bug BallThe Lovely Bug BallExquisite Folly Theatre presents an immersive and interactive theatre piece for children, where they can make their own lovely bug to attend the Lovely Bug Ball.2019-03-21T00:00:00+00002019-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Cocktails In The CityCocktails In The CityCocktails In The CityGathering the world's finest barmen and mixologists, from the city's 5-star hotels to its hidden basement bars, Cocktails In The City brings together a selection of London's most exciting and exclusive bars. Taking place in The Vaults of Waterloo, the two-day boozy affair not only offers all manner of cocktails - from champagne cocktails, rum sours2019-04-04T00:00:00+01002019-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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event > Foodie Events
PRICING  £20
DATES  4th, 5th and 6th April 2019
Gathering the world's finest barmen and mixologists, from the city's 5-star hotels to its hidden basement bars, Cocktails In The City brings together a selection of London's most exciting and exclusive bars. Taking place in The Vaults of Waterloo, the two-day boozy affair not only offers all manner of cocktails - from champagne cocktails, rum sours... More about this event
 
Dinner is ComingDinner is ComingDinner is ComingGame Of Thrones fans can get fully immersed in their favourite show. As the final series airs Dinner Is Coming brings a spoof dining experience at The Vaults under Waterloo. A delicious feast of indulgent food combined with theatre, comedy and an unhealthy dose of murder, the experience recreates the world of the Several Kingdoms deep in the Vaults2019-04-09T00:00:00+01002019-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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event > Theatre > Fringe
PRICING  Previews: £30, General Admission: £35-£55
DATES  9th April to 2nd June 2019
Game Of Thrones fans can get fully immersed in their favourite show. As the final series airs Dinner Is Coming brings a spoof dining experience at The Vaults under Waterloo. A delicious feast of indulgent food combined with theatre, comedy and an unhealthy dose of murder, the experience recreates the world of the Several Kingdoms deep in the Vaults... More about this event
 
 

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  21% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Vaults
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £126  22% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  40% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
With attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on its doorstep as well as Covent Garden and the West End just a short walk ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Vaults
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect place ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House Of VANS London
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
In the midst of Leeke Street tunnel, one of the biggest graffiti canvases in London, and opposite The Vaults you'll find House of Vans, ... More
 
 
 
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The Lovely Bug Ball
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd February to 24th March 2019
The Vaults, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | Same location as The Vaults
Exquisite Folly Theatre presents an immersive and interactive theatre piece for children, where they can make their own lovely bug to attend the Lovely Bug Ball....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th March 2018 to 24th March 2019
The Vaults, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's largest population of piranhas to SEA ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Clock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th February to 30th March 2019
The Vaults, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Vaults
Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play, The American Clock, comes to The Old Vic this February. Presented by visionary director Rachel Chavkin - known for the Hadestown musical ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Vaults
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the new ... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and watch ... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction. A ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Vaults
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Vaults
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
County Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
200 Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
Japanese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Joel
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
First Floor, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
French Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 12 minutes from The Vaults
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 16 minutes from The Vaults
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 17 minutes from The Vaults
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Vaults
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Vaults
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Vaults
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from The Vaults
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from The Vaults
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Vaults.
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London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
 

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Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

26 Leake Street

Following on from the Southbank Centre's centenary exhibition last year, another Nelson Mandela Exhibition comes to London in 2019. Taking ...More

 
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 3 minutes walk from The Vaults

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 29th March 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 3 minutes walk from The Vaults

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Soundpit
Soundpit
Kids Events | Until 2nd June 2019 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

An interactive musical instrument from artist Di Mainstone, with giant sandpits which are brought to life with graphics, sounds, and ...More

 
Bedouine
Concerts | On 22nd March 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

The singer-songwriter performs politically-influenced material from her debut album....More

Duncan Eagles
Concerts | On 22nd March 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

The saxophonist supports his fifth studio album....More

Opera House By Streetwise Opera
Concerts | On 22nd March 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

The award-winning company performs excerpts from famous operas by Gershwin, Glass and Britten....More

London Mozart Players
Concerts | On 22nd March 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

Dan Ludford-Thomas conducts Brahms's Schicksalslied (Song Of Destiny), Schumann's Piano Concerto and Mozart's Mass In C Minor (Great)....More

The American Clock
The American Clock
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Old Vic Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Vaults

Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play, The American Clock, comes to The Old Vic this February. Presented by visionary director Rachel Chavkin ...More

 
diane arbus: in the beginning
diane arbus: in the beginning
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 6 minutes walk from The Vaults

Close to 100 photographs on view at the Hayward Gallery's Upper Galleries offer an in-depth look at the formative first ...More

 

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BAO Borough
BAO Borough
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Offering a window into late night grill establishments found across Asia, BAO Borough offers late ...More

 
Pagoda at Kew
Pagoda at Kew
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The ornate Pagoda at Kew affords spectacular views across the botanical gardens and beyond, across ...More

 
Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens
Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens
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Close to Temperate House and the Great Pagoda, ...More

 
Soderberg
Soderberg
Dining 

Soderberg has brought the Swedish concept of 'fika' or 'coffee break' to Soho....More

 
Boulevard Theatre
Boulevard Theatre
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Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, revives the striptease joint as a respectable ...More

 
Bubblewrapwaffle
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Traditional Hong Kong egg waffles are an envelope for decadent ice cream, chocolate and strawberry fillings....More

Shanghai Modern
Dining 

Bringing Shanghai to Chinatown Shanghai Modern specialises in delicious dumplings, noodles and traditional Shanghai dishes....More

JinLi Chinatown
Dining 

Award-winning Sichuanese restaurant, JinLi, adds a second restaurant in Chinatown with this 150 cover space in Central Cross....More

Yiu Fat Noodle
Yiu Fat Noodle
Dining 

Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, ...More

 
Megan's at the Power Station
Megan's at the Power Station
Dining 

Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood ...More

 
Learn to Play Weekend at Yamaha Music London
Learn to Play Weekend at Yamaha Music London
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

Yamaha Music London

Encouraging people to pick up an instrument and ...More

 
Tabby McTat
Tabby McTat
Theatre | From 6th April 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

This Easter holidays a musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's book comes ...More

 
Garage Nation: 20 Years of Scala
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd March 

Scala

Iconic music venue Scala celebrates its 20th birthday in 2019, and to celebrate the occasion it will host Garage Nation Scala this weekend. Garage Nation have now been ...More

In The Willows
In The Willows
Theatre | From 9th May 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Clive Rowe stars as Mr Badger in the hip hop musical adaptation of In the ...More

 
Abandoman: BassDrop
Abandoman: BassDrop
Comedy | From 10th July 

Underbelly Festival

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Rob Broderick, who seamlessly weaves audience ...More

 
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Comedy | On 13th June 

Underbelly Festival

Following his experiences on Celebrity Island with Bear ...More

 
Trash Test Dummies
Trash Test Dummies
Kids Events | From 29th May 

Underbelly Festival

Award-winning slapstick comedy circus show which takes wheelie bins to new heights and delivers a ...More

 
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Comedy | On 25th May 

Underbelly Festival

Four comedians presents an anarchic night of improvised ...More

 
John Robins: Work In Progress
John Robins: Work In Progress
Comedy | On 15th May 

Underbelly Festival

More existential musings from the Perrier Award-winner, digital ...More

 
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary
Comedy | On 11th May 

Underbelly Festival

Observational and anecdotal material from the comedian as ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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