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
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 £78  34% 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 £157  24% 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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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 8 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Once the thriving hub of Britain's newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street now plays host to some very historic pubs, beautiful old churches and large financial buildings, ... 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterloo Bridge
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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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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, 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 ... More
 
 
 
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with 'The ... More
 
 
 
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Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 14th September 2019
Waterloo Bridge, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes 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 distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
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Groan Ups
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th September to 1st December 2019
Waterloo Bridge, 404 Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
A new play from Mischief Theatre, the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, Groan Ups is a show all about growing up. The brand-new comedy ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Waterloo Bridge, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
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 ... 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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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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Shopping near Waterloo Bridge

The best shops and markets near Waterloo Bridge
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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
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... 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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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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Somerset House Terrace
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
This riverside cafe commands wonderful views of the Thames from outside the 18th-century Somerset House. Large sunshades shield customers from the sun's reflective glare, while cooling ... More
 
 
 
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Near Waterloo Bridge
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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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Waterloo Bridge gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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 best pubs near London Waterloo Bridge.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
... More
 
 
 
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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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Waterloo Bridge clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Waterloo Bridge.
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
... More
 
 
 

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Reduce Speed Now! By Justin Brice Guariglia
Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2019 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Waterloo Bridge

The artist has constructed an installation of solar-powered LED signs displaying ecological messages by various contributors....More

Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English As A Second Language
Exhibitions | Until 28th April 2019 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Waterloo Bridge

The two fashion photographers present new works in direct response to the historical setting of Somerset House....More

Khaos Spirit By Serena Korda
Exhibitions | Until 10th June 2019 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Waterloo Bridge

A site-responsive work exploring society's relationship with the natural elements from the award-winning artist....More

The Anxious Ocean And The Moon Bathers By Hyphen-Labs
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2019 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Waterloo Bridge

Visitors are transported to an underwater world made up of stories from the post-anthropocene in this installation by the Somerset ...More

Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Somerset House 1 minute walk from Waterloo Bridge

The World Photography Organisation stages a large-scale London exhibition showing the winning and shortlisted images of the 12th edition of ...More

 
9 To 5 The Musical
Theatre | Until 31st August 2019 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

Jeff Calhoun directs Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley in the empowering musical based on the 1980 ...More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th September 2019 

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 Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Waterloo Bridge

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking ...More

 

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