The Old Vic Tunnels  

 
 
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The Old Vic Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of tunnels that offer a unique venue space for club nights, gigs, exhibitions and film screenings in their underground cinema. Built especially to screen the UK premiere of Banksy's film Exit through the Gift Shop, the cinema now hosts a number of film festivals.

 

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Lambeth North Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  24% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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
 
 
 
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  33% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  27% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Vic Tunnels clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th February to 29th April 2017
The Old Vic Tunnels, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The play that made Tom Stoppard's name overnight, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is staged at The Old Vic for the first time since its London ...More
 
 
 
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Alice's Adventures Underground
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th April to 10th September 2017
The Old Vic Tunnels, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo Station two years ago, returns. Invited ...More
 
 
 
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Miss Nightingale The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th March to 20th May 2017 - Various Times
The Old Vic Tunnels, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Matthew Bugg presents sex, scandal and showbiz in a 1940s-style musical depicting two men as they struggle to bring their relationship out of the shadows and ...More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
 
 
 
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Cotto
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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Inshoku
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
23 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Japanese cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Koza Restaurant and Bar
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
82 kennington road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 3 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 17 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 22 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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 | 9 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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 | 9 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from The Old Vic Tunnels
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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People Power: Fighting For Peace
People Power: Fighting For Peace
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

The Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict with its new exhibition, ...More

 
Afghanistan: Reflections On Helmand
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Objects, photography and video and audio interviews examine the British arrival in Helmand province and how this led to escalated ...More

Edmund Clark: War Of Terror
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 4 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

A thought-provoking and immersive exhibition by the artist-photographer, which explores the hidden experiences of state control during the Global War ...More

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Old Vic Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

The play that made Tom Stoppard's name overnight, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is staged at The Old Vic for ...More

 
Alice's Adventures Underground
Alice's Adventures Underground
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 6 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo ...More

 
Miss Nightingale The Musical
Theatre | Until 20th May 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 6 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Matthew Bugg presents sex, scandal and showbiz in a 1940s-style musical depicting two men as they struggle to bring their ...More

Milkshake, Ministry Of Sound Spring Rave
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th April 2017 

Ministry of Sound 10 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Hip hop, R&B and grime in room one, plus commercial house, pop, disco and club classics in room two. DJs ...More

Zeitline: The Incremental Development Of A Photographer
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2017 

London College Of Communication 10 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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The Life
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Southwark Playhouse 10 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

Amy Anzel and Matt Chisling present the UK premiere of Ira Gasman, Cy Coleman and David Newman's thrilling musical expose ...More

Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from The Old Vic Tunnels

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