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,...
Jubilee Line
Jubliee Line 24-hour Night Tube launches
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the Night Tube at Waterloo Station today, alongside representatives from WeAreWaterloo and the South Bank BID, The Old Vic, Southbank Centre, National Theatre and BFI. The new service will start running immediately on Friday and Saturday nights with trains around ten minutes apart throughout the night. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “There...
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...
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,...
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...
Granby Space
A new space designed to support local startups and independent enterprise
Renovation work is now well underway at Granby Space, a new temporary creative hub on Lower Marsh run by Meanwhile Space. The project contractors Handy Heroes, a construction company who employ ex-military service men, are working hard to finish the project in 4 weeks. The spaces are offered at below market rate in order to support start-up businesses in...
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...
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...
We catch up with RaviOllie on Lower Marsh ahead of National Pasta Month
RaviOllie is a burgeoning pasta businesses set up by the entrepreneurial Oliver Greenhalgh who set up as a market trader to give him the opportunity to test out his home-made ravioli on the public. Ahead of National Pasta Month we caught up with Ollie to ask him a few questions and find out more about the tricks of his trade. What’s the best thing...
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...
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...