did you know?
- The Waterloo Tunnels were used as a morgue during part of WWII and were known as Necropolis Station.
- Street artist Banksy used the tunnels for the premiere of his award-winning documentary ‘Exit Throught the Gift Shop’.
- More recently, Foo Fighters played a secret show here under the moniker of ‘The Holy Shits’ in September 2014.
- Public Enemy chowed down on The Wall SE1’s infamous buttermilk chicken wings.
House of Vans
Main entrance, Arches 228 – 232, Station Approach Road, London, SE1 8SW
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Bleeker Street Burgers
The award-winning burger joint from New York has popped up in South Bank!
Bleeker Street Burgers
Bleeker Street started back in 2012, owner Zan Kaufman quit his life as a lawyer, moved to London from New York, bought an old van and converted it into a food truck.
The London street food scene was in its infancy and it was starting to gain attention - Bleeker use rare-breed, pasture-fed beef from small farms in the UK. It is dry-aged, giving it an intense, beefy flavour. In 2014, they won the London Burger Bash with the Bleecker Black - a double cheeseburger with beef black pudding.
Bleeker's simple goal is still the same: commitment to the burger. Come taste them in South Bank!Read more
It's Underbelly Festival's 10th Birthday in South Bank this summer and it's going to be their BIGGEST YET!
cabaret & more
Underbelly have been coming to South Bank for 10 years this summer and they're celebrating with their biggest programme yet, jam-packed with explosive live entertainment.
Open from April until the end of September, Underbelly Festival South Bank brings the best in live circus, comedy, cabaret and family entertainment to the heart of London. They've got an amazing line-up of shows in a fantastic city-centre, pop-up festival world. You can enjoy international street food and after work drinks in one of London's largest outdoor bars and a true festival atmosphere on the banks of the Thames.
Banh Bao Brothers
Fresh and authentic Vietnamese in a quirky setting.
Banh Bao Brothers
Banh Bao Brothers is bursting on to Leake Street Arches, and we’re are bringing Vietnam with us.
Smuggling in new flavours from the old country, you’ll find familiar favrouites with a twist, vigour and freshness you never knew they had, and dishes you’ve never heard of bringing you back to the flavours you know and love.
The history of food is written by grandmas, and we think we’ve got one of the best: Madame Bay. Her secret recipes were developed with care, love and a healthy dose of cheekiness – all important ingredients when you’re cooking a banquet for 13 children every day!
Ray, our head chef, co-founder and one half of the Banh Bao Brothers, is Madame Ray’s last student. Together, we will be honouring her legacy, continuing her legend and keeping the flavours alive in London.Read More
Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French classics.
Royal Festival Hall
Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics. Now, Côte comes to London's bustling South Bank bringing a little slice of France with it.Read More
A burger restaurant inspired by great British produce.
A burger restaurant inspired by great British produce. FINALLY, we have an Honest Burgers in South Bank and we can all rejoice! Rosemary fries, delicious juicy burgers - what more could you want?
Honest Burgers South Bank is located at Festival Terrace, between the Southbank Centre and Royal Festival Hall and under five minutes walk from Waterloo Station.
Its ideally located for visitors to the London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, the National Theatre and the Hayward Gallery.
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
Creating an inspirational neighbourhood
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
The neighbourhood centre contains:
- An 84-place day nursery providing childcare from 3 months to 5 years
- Out of school provision and youth clubs
- Parent and family support programmes including practical workshops
- Evening and weekend activities
- Conference, meeting and training spaces of the highest quality available for business and community hire
- Creche for parents/carers using the centre
- Access to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital midwifery and other specialist teams
- Access to training and employment opportunities
- Access to business and social enterprise support
- Offices for Coin Street staff
- Helpdesk operating throughout the opening hours of the centre.
Witness for the Prosecution
It's classic Agatha Christie. We'll see you in court!
Totally Thames Festival
Totally Thames is an annual celebration of the River Thames with a creative and diverse programme that inspires, connects and enthrals.
Inspired by fast-paced, Japanese ramen bars and a celebration of Asian food, Wagamama burst into life.
Enjoy delicious noodles and tasty gyoza while soaking up the buzzy atmosphere of this stretch of the Thames Path. You can also take advantage of outside dining and free WiFi.
Kids will love the wide range of mini Japanese dishes and natural fruit ice lollies.
This branch has excellent access and facilities for disabled visitors as well as for parents with babies.
A free gallery space and a host of exciting events and talks all year round.
Florentine Restaurant & Bar
Florentine is the new restaurant and bar in London's buzzing South Bank, just minutes from Waterloo station
at Park Plaza Waterloo
Florentine is an all-day dining restaurant and bar minutes from London South Bank’s trendy Lower Marsh and Waterloo, opposite Lambeth North tube station.
Florentine serves a Brasserie-style menu and a bar featuring the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails, with DJ sessions throughout the evenings and weekends for a refreshing, relaxed vibe.
Florentine’s menu is simple and eclectic, with a range of freshly-made dishes including flatbreads baked in our feature oven, a tantalising Ostrich egg dish to share and all-day classics from Eggs Florentine to our mouthwatering Tomahawk steak. We serve British bubbles by the bottle, such as Chapel Down and Camel Valley, craft beers by Brewdog and Portobello Brewing Co. and cocktails using our own homemade syrups and infusions.
Duke of Sussex
Just a stone's throw from Waterloo station, the grand old Duke awaits you.
Just a stone's throw from Waterloo station, the grand old Duke awaits you. Our pub is a perfect mix of bustling bar, intimate eating spaces and a private dining room. The ground floor merges a lively front bar and a relaxed dining set up. Tucked away in the corner you’ll find the snug, simply pull the doors to escape the buzz. Upstairs, find our private dining space with a difference: the Chichester room. Sleek and inviting, The Chichester room is available for exclusive hire seven days a week, perfect for any occasion.
Our menu is inspired by the alehouses and taverns of old, with British classics spit roasted over a charcoal grill. On the weekend, you can treat yourself to a bottomless brunch on a Saturday and a delicious roast on Sunday. The Duke is also the place to be during the week with our ‘lunchtime quickie’, two-course set lunch menu for £10 and speedy enough to fit into your lunch break.Read More
Zip Now London
Fly By Wire this summer… the Zip Wire is coming back to Archbishop’s Park near Waterloo, London.
Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar
Fine-dining sushi restaurant with views of Big Ben.
Ichi Sushi and
Discover a sushi haven within Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.
Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar specialises in exquisite Japanese cuisine, using the freshest fish and perfectly prepared rice. You can either sit at the bar and observe the impressive chefs at work or alternatively take in an equally impressive view - of Big Ben no less!
For those lacking in a sweet tooth, the restaurant also serves a sushi themed afternoon tea.
Discover this new gallery gem in Oxo Tower Wharf.
Take a stroll along South Bank's leafy riverside.
Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Thames as it winds through the capital. Soak up the South Bank atmosphere, London's home of art, culture and unique architecture. Cross the bridges for circular walks with spectacular views.
The Riverside Walkway attracts visitors from all over the world and is also a valuable resource enjoyed by all who live or work in the area. It is also used as a venue for unusual and unique events - keep your eyes peeled for exciting pop-ups.
The Green Room
A new dining destination located behind the National Theatre.
The Green Room is a contemporary restaurant, bar and garden developed by local social enterprise Coin Street Community Builders in collaboration with the National Theatre.
Serving delicious, ethically-sourced British diner food and roast dinners on Sundays, it’s a unique temporary architectural experiment which offers an airy, contemporary space featuring props and scenery recycled from National Theatre shows.
A stylish dining destination at the National Theatre, serving contemporary classics.
Where better to enjoy a pre-theatre meal than the stunning surrounding of National Theatre's fine-dining restaurant, House.
The dining destination serves up a stylish menu of contemporary dishes - think elegant combinations such as blood orange with sea bass and smoked duck breast with poached figs.
Alternatively theatre lovers can indulge in the themed afternoon teas, inspired by previous productions - perfect gift for the budding thespian.
National Theatre has been a world-leading performance venue from it's opening night in 1963 - producing over 800 plays since. Did you know the company was based at The Old Vic while its new home was being built in South Bank? Denis Lasdun's concrete structure would go on to become a world-famous icon of Brutalist architecture.