Build Studios
UK's first built environment co-working hub on track to open this October
Build Studios, the first co-working and events space aimed specifically at those working across the built environment will offer members the opportunity to collaborate with others in the sector – to grow their business, meet with clients, pitch for work, develop skills and knowledge, and socialise in a central London setting, just five minutes’ walk from...
Clean Air Action Fortnight
In March, members of WeAreWaterloo and neighbours took part in a 'No Idling' campaign for Clean Air Action Fortnight
The Mayor’s Air Quality Fund provided funding for the Clean Air Better Business programme (CABB) and Global Action Plan (GAP) to engage drivers around idling behaviour during a ‘Cleaner Air Action Fortnight’. The project was the first of its kind to involve multiple Cross River Partnership (CRP) members taking action...
Following close competition, we are delighted to announce that WeAreWaterloo has appointed our existing contractors, First Mile, to deliver the new contract for this BID term.
First Mile took over the contract in 2012 and since then has introduced mixed recycling as well as removing all wheeled bins from the streets. Tonnage collected has grown hugely with 5600 tonnes collected over the previous contract term. We will continue to...
Personalised greetings cards, jewellery, and knitted or crocheted products can all be made to order
Waterloo Action Centre supports the local community in many ways. Every Tuesday afternoon from 2.00pm-4.00pm, there is a craft group that welcomes residents to get creative together. The group encourages people to get out of their houses, meet new people, and make friends while enjoying making and designing....
Waterloo tube
Extended services for commuters will benefit the local night time economy and increase accessibility to Waterloo at weekends
The Night Tube’s positive impact on London’s economy is already being seen with footfall increases in Oxford Street and the West End over the last few weekends. The 7th October will see the Jubilee Night Tube commence, bringing with it a number of positive changes to Waterloo's weekend market. By...
The market's resident mollusc experts provide bespoke oyster bars for all events
Name of the business: The Oystermen Trading days and times: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12pm-2.30pm Why did you decide to start a market business? We have been working with Oysters, fish and shellfish in restaurants all of our lives, and we love them! Nothing gives us more pleasure than shucking and chatting, and a market stall is the perfect...
Take your pick from talks, exhibitions, performances, and more, telling the Great Fire's stories big and small
To commemorate 350 years since the Great Fire of London, there will be various events including London's Burning, a festival of arts and ideas produced by Artichoke, from 30th August-4th September. Download the full programme here.
The capital's largest festival of architecture and design takes place on 17th-18th September
Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital's building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London's splendid buildings to the general public who don't otherwise have access. This was seen as a way of helping the wider community to become...
Having closed temporarily to repair flooding damage, Wahaca Waterloo is back with a bang
Mexican food lovers rejoice! Wahaca Waterloo has re-opened its doors. Seek refuge from the scorching hot weather in the cool, light-filled basement restaurant on the corner of Waterloo Road and The Cut. With delicious, freshly-prepared food and an extensive drinks menu waiting for you, don't waste any time in booking your table at...
End of the summer holidays and not sure what to do? On Thursday 1st September from 1.00pm-5.00pm be a part of the fun at Lewisham Southwark College’s Southwark Campus.
KISS FM street team will be on site whole time, with Dixon Brothers challenges 2.00pm-3.00pm followed by their ‘masterclass’ DJ set 3.00pm-3.30pm. There will be mini-workshops for people of all ages, and of course the opportunity to apply and enrol on a...
Read our interview with Avabite to find out more about the healthy takeaway located on Baylis Road
Opening hours 7.00am- 3.00pm Contact details and social media: Phone number 0207 803 0735 Email address ​Website: ​Follow Avabite on Facebook and Twitter @avabitelondon When did you open? October 2014 How many members of staff? ​There are 5 employees.  Tell me a bit about the...
mr skates
Find out more about Mr & Mrs Skates, who trade every week at the Saturday Flea Market on Lower Marsh.
Name of the business: Mr & Mrs Skates   Why did you decide to set up a market business? We have always been into vintage. I seek out clothes and accessories and Johnny is a record collector and DJ. We previously did boot sales. Johhnny say Lower Marsh Market in passing and enquired about a stall. We have since...
bermondsey hive
Dale Gibson, an urban beekeeper, will be at this month's Make, Do, and Mend Yourself workshop. Here we find out more about the apiary on Bermondsey Street.
Tell us a bit about Bermondsey Street Bees. First and foremost, we keep healthy, happy bees. We are advocates of the Slow Food movement and are active proponents of sustainable beekeeping in London. Commercially, we specialise in providing exceptional honey for chefs and...
Win a week's worth of lunch vouchers, redeemable at any of our food stalls!
Lower Marsh Market offers a tantalising choice of different foods from around the world every day of the week. With falafel, ravioli, curry, meats and much more, there's something for everyone at Lower Marsh. To win a week's worth of lunch vouchers, take the Lower Marsh Lunch Challenge. How does it work? Simply take a selfie every time you...
Find out more about the philosophy behind the food stall
Name of the business: ​Bap Gammon Trading days and times: Thursday-Friday 11.30am-2.45pm Why did you decide to start a market business? I'm an all round foodie and love to try all the different foods available across London's markets. The low start-up costs associated with starting a market business give entry level food companies a great opportunity to learn the...