Waterloo Railway Station  

 
 
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Waterloo Railway StationFor a station that covers nearly 25 acres in total, there's very little space during rush hour as throngs of people desperately try to glimpse the screens and make a beeline for every platform. If you're meeting people here either wear a red rose or do what everyone else does and meet under the four-faced clock in the middle of the main concourse, an age-old tradition that still sees an expectant crowd milling around. Within a stone's throw of London's buzzing South Bank, commuters and visitors stream down the stations steps, passing under the Victory Arch, towards the River Thames. On Friday evenings there are wheelie suitcases galore as people head off to the coast or country.

 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £112  37% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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  35% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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
 
 
 
Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £73  32% off
157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Railway Stations nearest Waterloo Railway Station

Nearest to Waterloo Railway Station
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St Pancras International Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 miles from Waterloo Railway Station
St Pancras International is a triumph of nineteenth century station architecture and one of the wonders of London. You could even argue that it has a ... More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Railway Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Euston Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 miles from Waterloo Railway Station
The area surrounding King's Cross Railway Station has, in the past, had a reputation as a red light district after dark. But with the arrival of ... More
 
 
 
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Paddington Railway Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Praed Street, Paddington, London W2 | 2.9 miles from Waterloo Railway Station
The most striking feature of this historic station is the glazed domed roof over the main train shed, dating back to 1854. It consists of three ... More
 
 
 
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Charing Cross Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 12 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Charing Cross Tube Station gives access to the Northern and Bakerloo Underground lines and the mainline terminal runs services to Kent and suburban destinations in south ... More
 
 
 
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London Cycling Campaign
London > Travel > Bicycles
2 Newhams Row, SE1 | 13 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
This bunch of eco-friendly pedal-pushers want to get London moving...by bicycle! London Cycling Campaign is a charitable company set up to expound the views of those ... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Bankside Pier is located next to the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and close to Tate Modern. From Bankside Pier a hop-on hop-off circular cruise operates during summer and ... More
 
 
 
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Twelfth Night
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 16th November 2018 at 7.30pm & Saturday 17th November 2018 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Waterloo Railway Station, 66 The Cut, SE1 | 4 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
The UK premiere of a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's enduring comedy. Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and The Public Theater's Oskar Eustis co-direct this celebration ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
Waterloo Railway Station, South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
 
 
 
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Rumpelstiltskin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th December 2018 to 6th January 2019
Waterloo Railway Station, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Award-winning Australian theatre companies Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia present the UK premiere of their unique spin on the fantastic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin. ...More
 
 
 
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Near Waterloo Railway Station
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House Of VANS London
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 | 1 minute from Waterloo Railway Station
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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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image Maximum), ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults
London > Entertainment >
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events. Prime among them is the annual ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterloo Railway Station
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Waterloo Railway Station

The best shops and markets near Waterloo Railway Station
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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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The Fire Station
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Bangalore Express Waterloo
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
103-105 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Blanc
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
9 Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Seasonal French fare from Raymond Blanc's team is on offer at 20 brasseries across the UK, including seven in London. In 1996, Raymond opened his first ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Waterloo Railway Station

Near Waterloo Railway Station
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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 | 15 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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 | 16 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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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Waterloo Railway Station gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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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The best pubs near London Waterloo Railway Station.
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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Waterloo Railway Station clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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 Waterloo Railway Station
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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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Waterloo Railway Station.
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
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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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
 
 
 
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London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Railway Station
... More
 
 
 
 

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Divine Proportions
Divine Proportions
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

The Vaults 3 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience ...More

 
Twelfth Night
Theatre | Until 17th November 2018 

The Young Vic 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

The UK premiere of a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's enduring comedy. Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and The Public ...More

Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

Artworks by international artists that alter or disrupt the sense of space and re-orient the understanding of visitors' surroundings. Featured ...More

Kandace Springs
Concerts | On 17th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

Jazz and soul singer-songwriter performs material from her upcoming album, as well as her first....More

Mariza
Concerts | On 17th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

African-born, Lisbon-bred singer who draws on blues and tango influences, as well as the fado tradition....More

Evelyn & The Yellow Birds
Concerts | On 17th November 2018 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

An interactive musical adventure exploring jazz music and its Caribbean influences....More

Emmanuelle Laine
Exhibitions | Until 24th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

Laine's site-specific installation, 'Learn the Rules Like a Pro, So You Can Break Them Like an Artist!', transforms the spaces ...More

Space Shifters
Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

Thousands of litres of recycled oil form a waist-high horizon that surrounds you as you walk down a gangway through ...More

 
David Batchelor: Sixty Minute Spectrum Redux (2018)
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

The rooftops and balconies of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hayward Gallery and Royal Festival Hall are illuminated in dramatic colour, cycling ...More

Constructing Spaces
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Railway Station

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Barbican Centre

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, with ...More

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Roux at The Landau

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One of London's most glamorous hotel cocktail bars within one of London's oldest hotels, the ...More

 
London Welsh Centre
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A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since 1937....More

Take That
Take That
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The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs old ...More

 
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The O2 Arena

The Grammy-winning American superstar returns with her best-selling pop and R&B hits in a seasonal ...More

 
Bjorn Again
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Shepherd's Bush Empire

Considering they're a satirical parody of a certain successful Swedish pop outfit, Bjorn Again has ...More

 
Madness
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The O2 Arena

Hailing from Camden, the ska septet reigned through the 70s and 80s comes to London. ...More

 
The Tell-Tale Heart
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National Theatre: Dorfman

Anthony Neilson directs his own darkly comic and twisted thriller at the National's Dorfman Theatre. ...More

 
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Cakes and Bubbles is an all-dessert restaurant from ...More

 
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Fabric Nightclub

For their final night of 2018, fabric invites a host of esteemed party specialists to ...More

 
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of My Memory
Exhibitions | From 23rd January 

Tate Modern

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional use of colour and his preference to work ...More

London's New Year's Day Parade
London's New Year's Day Parade
Seasonal | On 1st January 

Parliament Square

American cop cars, miniature steamers and drumming bands ...More

 
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