Waterloo Bridge

 
 
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Waterloo BridgeWaterloo Bridge between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge occupies a great position for some sight seeing with views over Westminster, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben one way; the London Eye, County Hall and the South Bank the other; and St Paul's dome, the Gherkin and the City yet another. The Southbank's BFI is directly under the bridge. Taking cars and foot passengers into Waterloo Station, both the bridge and railway hub are named after the British victory at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Prior to the present structure there was a granite toll bridge, opened in 1817. The current Portland stone bridge, operational since 1945, was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott - the architect responsible for designing the iconic red telephone boxes and remodelling of Battersea Power Station.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    ME London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £195  27% off
    336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
     
     
     
    Strand Palace Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £33  26% off
    372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
     
     
     
    The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £149  29% off
    Aldwych, WC2B | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Trafalgar Square
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 9 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
     
     
     
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    Horse Guards Parade
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
     
     
     
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    Whitehall
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
     
     
     
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    Courtauld Institute Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed at ... More
     
     
     
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    Somerset House
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
     
     
     
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    Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
     
     
     
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    wonder.land
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    A brand new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini's hotly anticipated musical take on Lewis Carroll's much admired ...More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 11 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
     
     
     
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    Savoy Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
     
     
     
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    Aldwych Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
     
     
     
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    Novello Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
     
     
     
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    The Albion Emporium
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
     
     
     
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    Primrose Bakery
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
     
     
     
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    Penhaligon's
    London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
    41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
     
     
     
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    The Admiralty
    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    In the evenings, approach this restaurant through the fountained courtyard of Somerset House to get yourself in the mood for a magical meal. The Admiralty is ... More
     
     
     
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    Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    The New Wing Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    Named after the 19th century English architect Sir James Pennethorne, the man who designed the Somerset House New Wing in which its based, Pennethorne's Cafe Bar ... More
     
     
     
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    Admiralty Deli at Somerset House
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    This cafe can fulfil all your snack requirements while you peruse the exhibits at beautiful 18th century Somerset House.... More
     
     
     
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    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 | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    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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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Career Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 12 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
     
     
     
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    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sanctuary
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
     
     
     
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    Bernie Spain Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
     
     
     
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    The Marquess of Anglesey
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
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    Edgar Wallace
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
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    The Harp
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
     
     
     
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    The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
     
     
     
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    Gordon's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
     
     
     
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    Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
    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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    Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
     
     
     
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    Somerset House
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
    Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Society Of Arts
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
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    Gypsy
    Gypsy
    Theatre | Until 28th November 2015 

    Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Imelda Staunton stars as Mama Rose in the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of ...More

     
    Life's a Drag
    Theatre | Until 28th September 2015 

    CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Cheeky humour from a variety of London's drag artists as they perform their turns on stage....More

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    Mamma Mia!
    Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

    Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

     
    The Beaux' Stratagem
    The Beaux' Stratagem
    Theatre | Until 20th September 2015 

    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's uproarious comedy of love and wealth about two charming bounders, Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, ...More

     
    Our Country's Good
    Our Country's Good
    Theatre | Until 17th October 2015 

    National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, an award-winning play first performed 25 years ago which celebrates the redemptive power of art, ...More

     
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 shortlisted entries by illustrators and students of illustration ...More

     
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...More

     
    The Importance Of Being Earnest
    The Importance Of Being Earnest
    Theatre | Until 7th November 2015 

    Vaudeville Theatre 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    David Suchet, best known for his role as the precise Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, purses his lips as Lady Bracknell ...More

     
    Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

     
    Kinky Boots
    Kinky Boots
    Theatre | Until 31st December 2015 

    Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

    Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

     
     
     
     
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