Would you like to get more actively involved in the BID, or indeed learn more about our aims and objectives?
We Are Waterloo is focused on creating a safer and more pleasant trading environment for businesses. We actively promote Waterloo as an area that attracts visitors, whilst maintaining its individuality and unique character. For Waterloo-based businesses wishing to support us in our efforts, there are various ways to get...
Our Business Plan for 2019/20 is now available to view
We are pleased to announce our Business Plan is online and available for all to view.  Download is available below. 
Grow all things edible at our new bi-monthly gardening club, led by Meanwhile Club
To celebrate the start of spring, WeAreWaterloo, Lower Marsh Market and Meanwhile Club are launching their very own gardening club: Edible Lower Marsh. With a start date of Thursday 9 May, the lunchtime club will meet twice a month from 12-2pm on Lower Marsh (exact dates TBA very soon) and these FREE sessions are aimed at those who...
Thanks to our involvement on The BID Foundation Council, our Chief Executive, Natalie Raben, was recently invited to Barcelona, Spain to present on a BID-focused panel during the annual event Setmana del Comerç (Trade Week)
As Catalonia gears up for introducing legislation surrounding BID-like organizations, they are looking to European partners to learn more on best practices. WeAreWaterloo was thrilled to have this...
Tackling the all-important issue of sustainability, PowWow Waterloo's first debate: 'The Last Straw: Trash Talk' encouraged interesting discussion at the Young Vic theatre
WeAreWaterloo want Waterloo to become the safe space to have challenging, and affordable, conversations. From anti-diet, to sustainability, to every day sexism & a whole lot more; jump the train to Waterloo and open your mind to a different way of thinking…...
Our Greenways project kicked off with a fabulous community planting day on Secker Street
On 27 March, WeAreWaterloo staff joined up with Groundwork to host a community planting day on Secker Street. This is the first phase of our Greenways Project, a project that the BID has been able to action thanks to receiving a grant of £20,000 from the Greener City Fund. As part of the project, WeAreWaterloo will erect a 40m2 mural onto the...
WeAreWaterloo want Waterloo to become *the* safe space to have challenging conversations. From anti-diet, to sustainability, to every day sexism & a whole lot more; jump the train to Waterloo and open your mind to a different way of thinking…
Earlier this month, Pinterest reported that searches for ‘sustainable living for beginners’ were up 265% from last year. With more and more studies pointing to a growing consumer interest in...
Introducing your BID team!
Now 2019 is well and truly upon us, we want to take this opportunity to re-introduce you to the WeAreWaterloo team. (From L-R) Name: Lina Valle Company Role: BID Support Officer Describe your job in three words: Data, numbers, traders What's the coolest thing you're working on right now: Working on a new formula for a database What did you want to grow up to be when you were a child...
As part of the Mayor’s initiative to improve air quality and access to green spaces, WeAreWaterloo has been awarded £20,000 from the Greener City Fund
The Greener City Fund - increased to £12 million in 2018 – supports a variety of projects, from Community Tree Planting to London’s Urban Forest, and WeAreWaterloo BID intend to use their allocation to implement their Greenways project on Cornwall Road. Greenways, a phrase coined by...
WeAreWaterloo is inviting local artists and designers to submit conceptual designs for a public art mural that will be based on Cornwall Road just minutes away from Waterloo station
The BID aims to highlight the clean air walking routes (also known as Greenways) that are located throughout Waterloo. Alongside many green infrastructure initiatives which will be completed over the coming year, we will be funding a 16m x 2m stretch of...
WeAreWaterloo announced community sponsor of VAULT Festival - London's biggest, boldest and bravest arts and entertainment festival - for the second year running
VAULT Festival is London’s biggest, boldest and bravest arts and entertainment festival, hosting hundreds of events each year across Waterloo. In 2019, VAULT Festival returns from 23 January to 17 March with 400+ shows from more than 2,000 artists, featuring the best new...
Revolutionary. Father. Political prisoner. World leader. Statesman. Icon of the struggle against oppression. Nelson Mandela was all of these things and more
Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. An immersive and interactive experience covering over 750 square...
WeAreWaterloo BID members donated over 1,500 presents to local charities in 2018
Estranged from family and friends, Christmas can be a lonely time for some in the Waterloo area. It was heartening to receive such a vast amount of donations from some 33 businesses across the BID area, helping us continue to make a difference to the lives of local homeless, vulnerably housed, care leavers and elderly people.  One...
We welcomed approx. 1.5k visitors to Leake Street Arches, raising almost £600 for Waterloo Action Centre
On December 18 2018, WeAreWaterloo - in partnership with South Bank BID - transformed the graffiti haven that is Leake Street Arches into Miracle on Leake Street - a brand new Christmas event like no other. Featuring a FREE screening and sing-a-long of The Muppet Christmas Carol, cheesy Christmas karaoke (led by...
This December, there is no need to drag your team half way across the city for your Christmas knees-up; Waterloo is awash with wonderful bars, restaurants and venues offering up fantastic festive packages. Here are just a few to whet your appetite...
Heat up your holidays at Cubana Christmas and New Year’s Eve are always hot at Cubana – with plenty of choice for Christmas dinners and parties, including their famous Cubana...

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