Lower Marsh
Two Waterloo streets have today been named as among the country’s best high streets by being shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition. Lower Marsh...
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Chris Riddell
Children's Laureate, illustrator Chris Riddell christens the walls of café
Unable to resist the lure of a freshly painted, white, huge, blank canvas Chris Riddell spent the day doodling on the walls in the Riddell Café at CLPE. Riddell, a British illustrator, writer of children's books and political cartoonist for The Observer, doodled a fish on a bicycle, a family of readers and a ferocious dragon,...
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Build Studios
Progress continues with the new co-working space we are launching in the Urbanest building at 203 Westminster Bridge Road
Build Studios will provide affordable office space for young companies in the built environment sector, a business support programme and another programme which will require members to donate their time to helping the community access the sector. The BID will relocate to the studios before the end of the year to...
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Parcelly
A new online platform to allowing customers to collect their parcel deliveries and online purchases where and when it suits them
Parcelly works to alleviate the stresses of missed deliveries and postal times by allowing users to choose the drop-off time and location - this could be a local cornershop or laundrette close to your home, or a business just around the corner from your office.  Ahead of the Christmas rush,...
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Electric bus
Europe’s largest fleet of fully electric buses has gone into service in London
The fleet was inaugurated in September at a special ceremony at Waterloo bus garage on Cornwall Rd, where the 51 new buses will be operated by Go-Ahead London, servicing two Transport for London routes – 507 and 521. A total of 43 recharging posts capable of powering 46 buses have been installed in the depot. According to TfL figures, roughly...
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Park Plaza
Hercules Road welcomes Waterloo's newest hotel
The new Park Plaza London Waterloo is the epitome of four-star comfort in the heart of Waterloo, making it ideal for business travellers needing to access the City and commercial areas. The hotel is only minutes from the West End by tube, and nearby Waterloo Station also offers easy connections to the South of England and to London’s three international airports. The hotel’s 494...
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Small Business Saturday
29 stops in five weeks – Small Business Saturday bus tour to take to the road in October to say ‘Small Business, Big Difference’
Small Business Saturday UK – the annual campaign that puts small, independent businesses in communities across the country in the national spotlight – has announced it is taking to the road again with a nationwide promotional bus tour to raise the profile of the campaign and the day itself, Saturday...
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Westminster Bridge Road
A stroll down one of Lambeth's busiest roads - just 10 minutes from Waterloo Station, 15 minutes from the South Bank and 20 minutes for the Houses of Parliament
Just a short walk from the bustle of central Waterloo you will find one of the busiest corners of the area, with a colourful business community of bars, cafes and even a college. Westminster Bridge Road has a fantastic offer for local employees, residents and students...
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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...
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Recycling
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...
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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...
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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.
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building
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...
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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...
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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...
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