The South Bank was originally a site of the 1951 Festival of Britain which celebrated art and science after the devastation of World War 2. Now it is a bustling cosmopolitan centre of entertainment for both Londoner and visitor. The National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall are main attractions alongside the thrill of the London Eye and the Aquarium.
Leisure & Amenities
The choice and range of activities in Waterloo are vast and this is a small selection.
Places to go and things to do:
- National Theatre
- Royal Festival Hall
- National Film Theatre
- BFI IMAX cinema
- London Eye
- London Dungeon
- SeaLife Aquarium
- Riverside walks
- Speed boats
Eating and drinking ideas:
- Many restaurants in the South Bank including:
- Many restaurants in Gabriel's Wharf including:
- Gourmet Pizza
- Pubs like:
- The Archduke
- The Fire Station
- As a main London rail terminus Waterloo station provides links to the south west London and the south coast.
- Waterloo underground station - Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo and Waterloo & City lines
- Many buses cross Waterloo Bridge heading both north to the City and into south London.
- Kings College London has a campus at Waterloo.