Being centrally located it serves as a major transit centre
When staying near Waterloo Station you will be in the cultural heart of the city due to its vibrant art scene and presence of such majestic theatres as The Old Vic and the Young Vic. Other places to consider are Westminster’s landmark House of Parliament, as well taking a cruise on the River Thames. Waterloo’s relevance in English history dates back to the success of the British Army in the Battle of Waterloo of 1815.
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Therefore, its significance permeates throughout the district that bears its name with links to the battle. The history of the depot dates back to mid 19th century when the original terminal was opened in 1848. It underwent major renovations in the early 20th century, where it became a larger and more important transportation terminus.
Today, it serves as a major transit centre, as an estimated 170 million passengers use the station yearly. Being centrally located, you can easily get to different areas. One such place is Southbank, which is brimming with the cultural activity of museum, galleries and venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the London Eye and Aquarium and the National Theatre.
Southbank also offers a wide selection of bars, cafés and restaurants that are five minutes from the station. The Lower Marsh District, which is also a short walk away from the station, offers you many independent and unique shops and restaurants. You can also delight in the recently inaugurated Lower Marsh Saturday Market.
There is an ample selection of Places to Stay
As Waterloo rail and underground station represents London’s entrance point to major tourist attractions such as Shakespeare Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern Art Museum, there is a greater influx of visitors to the area. Hence, the need for affordable accommodation options has also grown. The area is within easy reach of both start and finish line of the marathon of London.
There is an ample selection of locales such as bed and breakfast, affordable b&b’s, cheap hotels, hostels and guest rooms near Waterloo Station to facilitate your stay in the central district. Comfortable bed and breakfast inns are attractive options for reducing expenses. Many cosy b&b’s are also small or medium sized properties with none of the standard frills provided by the major chains.
No frills family rooms geared towards couples with small children and single rooms for one person are available for reasonable rates. Studio apartments for rent strategically located nearby for sightseeing or shopping can also be considered as options during your leisure stay.
By staying in this area, you will have the ideal location to connect via the tube and train to the rest of London, as well as having the most suitable accommodation for the night away from home. A very popular hotel is 4 star Park Plaza County Hall. This accommodation is minutes from Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London Aquarium, the National Theatre, and Westminster and Waterloo stations.
Also well placed and one of the most luxurious hotels around is 5 star The Royal Horseguards.
London Waterloo Railway Station in Borough of Lambeth
Name : London Waterloo Station
London Waterloo railway station serves trains to south-west England. Waterloo St is the largest station in the UK by area. Waterloo is only 5 minutes walk from the London Eye and 10 minutes to Westminster.
Waterloo tube station (London Underground) is the second busiest station on the network. The underground station is directly below the railway station.
Eurostar train services no longer call at Waterloo and the international part of Waterloo station is now closed. All Eurostar train services now run to and from St Pancras International, where you can find plenty of accommodation as well.
Location : in the city center of London UK, in the borough of Camden.
Address : Waterloo Rd, Greater London SE1 8SW, United Kingdom
Train Line : regular trains are operated by South West Trains. Longer-distance rail destinations go to Southampton Hampshire, Woking, Basingstoke Hampshire, Reading Berkshire, Portsmouth Hampshire and Bournemouth Dorset.
Tube : Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City lines serve Waterloo Underground – Tube station.
Served by : train operating companies — South West Trains, Southeastern (London Waterloo East)
Operated and Managed : by Network Rail
Ticket Office : Available
Ticket Machines : Available
Public Wifi : is available
Sat Nav Postcode : SE1 8SW
Region : South East England
Borough : Borough of Lambeth
County : Greater London
From Heathrow Airport ?
From Heathrow airport take the Heathrow Express to Paddington then get the Bakerloo Line Underground.
From Gatwick Airport ?
From Gatwick to Waterloo take the London Victoria stopping train to Clapham Junction, then change trains to Waterloo.
Nearest Hotels : in the city center on York Road, Addington Street, Westminster Bridge Rd, Belvedere Road, Stamford Street, Kennington Road, and Blackfriars Road.
Nearby Waterloo and York Road
South Bank (Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge, south to St George’s Circus, London SE1, England): southern bank of the River Thames opposite the City of Westminster. You can walk along the river Thames from Tower Bridge to Westminster.
The London Eye (South Bank of the river Thames, located opposite the Houses of Parliament, SE1 England): world famous Ferris wheel, also known as the Millennium Wheel. The view from the top is great.
Southbank Centre (Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom): The Southbank Centre offers a range of cultural experiences. The complex consists out of 3 venues : the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery. It’s Europe’s largest centre for the arts.