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London Waterloo Station
What is Waterloo famous for?
Waterloo is known to be one of London's premier tourist areas. A short walk from the River Thames, it's impossible not to immerse yourself in some of the best of what the city offers. Take advantage of incredible attractions like the London Eye and the Southbank Centre, as well as a range of galleries, theatres, museums and restaurants.
Where is Waterloo Station?
Waterloo Station in Central London, just south of the Thames. This station mainly serves Southwestern Rail services. It's on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Waterloo and City underground lines. Waterloo is just minutes from the South Bank, where you'll find opportunities for shopping, taking in some of the city's best arts and culture and many family attractions. There's also plenty of green space to pause on the picturesque banks of the Thames.
Things to do near Waterloo Station
Easily one of London's most famous landmarks, the London Eye attracts 3 million visitors annually. The Eye is an iconic part of London's skyline and offers visitors the chance to take in the city's stunning views from 135 metres. A visit to the London Eye is a truly unmissable experience during your stay in London.
1. The London Eye
After seeing the London Eye, relax in the beautiful landscapes of Jubilee Gardens on the banks of the Thames. With stunning flowerbeds and a playground for children, Jubilee Gardens is the perfect destination for families looking to unwind in the heart of one of London's most popular tourist areas.
2. Jubilee Gardens
South Bank is also home to some of the most famous theatres in the city. The Old Vic, an icon of London's theatre scene since 1818. The National Theatre is ten minutes from Waterloo, a great option if you want to experience the best of the London theatre scene with easy proximity to the train station.
3. Famous theatres
Head beneath Waterloo Station to see eight former railway arches covered in graffiti and street art. Packed with independent bars, restaurants and entertainment spaces, immerse yourself in London's vibrant urban culture at one of the city's most unique attractions.
4. Leake Street Arches
The Southbank Centre is home to some of the city's finest cultural attractions, including the Hayward Gallery and the National Poetry Library. With a full calendar of literature and poetry festivals, art exhibitions and the Southbank Centre Food Market, it's easy to fill a day here. You'll find a range of other attractions nearby, including the National Gallery, just a short tube journey away for art lovers staying near Waterloo Station.
5. Southbank Centre
You'll find plenty of bars and restaurants during your stay in Waterloo. Whether you want to refuel while sightseeing or head out for drinks in the evening, there's a range of restaurants to try in Waterloo that suit every budget: • Fire Station • La Barca Ristorante • Caprini Restaurant • Black & Blue Waterloo • Rosa's Thai Waterloo • Sambel • OKAN South Bank • Ristorante Olivelli For drinks, try: • Vaulty Towers • The Hole In The Wall • Jack's Bar • The Anchor & Hope
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