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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 7 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 11 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £149  38% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 11 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... 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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Your Home
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Every Street, XX1 | 10 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Venue used for online entertainment, Instagram events, stories and live streaming straight to your home. ... 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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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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Drag Queens Of Pop
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 17th, 18th and 19th May 2021 - 7.30pm
Waterloo Bridge, 404 Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Stars of RuPaul's Drag Race UK including series one winner The Vivienne and series two favourites Tia Kofi and Veronica Green sing live, performing their original ...More
 
 
 
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Samson Kambalu: Black Jack
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th May to 5th September 2021
Waterloo Bridge, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
The Malawi-born artist's remixed flags, which play with ideas of national and individual sovereignty, are strung around Southbank Centre Square and Belvedere Road....More
 
 
 
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The Royal Opera: La Clemenza Di Tito
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 17th, 19th, 21st and 23rd May 2021 - Various Times
Waterloo Bridge, Bow Street, WC2E | 7 minutes from Waterloo Bridge
Richard Jones directs a pared down staging of one of Mozart's final works under the baton of conductor Mark Wigglesworth. Vitellia (Nicole Chevalier), daughter of the ...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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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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Tom's Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
Located right in the heart of Somerset House, the second Tom's Kitchen opened the doors on in September 2010. The Tom's Kitchen chain comes with high ... 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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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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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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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Waterloo Bridge
For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu of Spanish-inspired ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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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