Area Guide - Buying Properties in Waterloo


Waterloo, renowned as a key London rail terminus, offers more than just transportation links. Adjacent to the station, the IMAX cinema is just one of the cultural gems in this dynamic area.
Once the site of the 1951 Festival of Britain, the South Bank has transformed into a cosmopolitan entertainment hub, featuring attractions like the National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, which hosted the iconic BAFTA awards, The London Eye, and the Sea Life London Aquarium.
Area Guide – Waterloo


Uncover the history of Waterloo, from its 18th-century drainage of marshlands to the naming of the bridge in 1817 after the Battle of Waterloo, followed by the establishment of the railway station in 1848.
Theatre has played a significant role in Waterloo's heritage, with landmarks such as the Old Vic, formerly the Royal Victoria Theatre, dating back to 1818. County Hall, the centre of London government for 64 years until 1986, further adds to the area's historical significance.

The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815) was the last major engagement of the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), fought by a French army under Emperor Napoleon I (r. 1804-1814; 1815) against two armies of the Seventh Coalition. Waterloo resulted in the end of both Napoleon's career and the First French Empire and is often considered one of history's most important battles. It is a great significance of London's political stability, cultural expression, and economic recovery.

Leisure & Amenities

Waterloo offers an extensive range of activities and things to do, including iconic venues such as:

Area Guide – Waterloo

The Best Bars/Restaurants in Waterloo:

Many renowned restaurants/bars can be found along the South Bank. Some of our favourites include:

Alternatively, Gabriel's Wharf has diverse options including:

  • Limin Southbank – Outdoor terrace, Caribbean specialties, vegan options & rum cocktails.
  • Gourmet Pizza Co. – The ‘Little Italy’ of Gabriel’s Wharf for over 25 years.
  • Fire Station – Modern Gastropub in 1910 building bedecked with old fire buckets

Transport (Zone 1)

As a major London rail terminus, Waterloo station links to South-West London and the south coast.


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