Cut Flowers
Business owners, residents local Councillors and WeAreWaterloo join forces for the Great British High Street Awards
WeAreWaterloo met with the judges of the Great British High Street Competition today. The judges, Directors from Boots and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), will decide whether Lower Marsh and The Cut win the London category of the competition, which comes with £10,000 prize money to...
London skyline
• 37 London business groups, representing over 16,000 businesses, and London government call for business rates reform • WeAreWaterloo BID, The Mayor of London, London Councils, London First, London Chamber join together to oppose proposals on transitional relief
WeAreWaterloo Business Improvement District has joined other business organisations, the Mayor and London Councils to form a united and unprecedented opposition to the...
Robert Bowen Tees
Innovative and unique men's clothing
We caught up with Lower Marsh Market trader Robert Bowen, who sells his own unique brand of men's apparel, as well as bags, mobile phone covers and accessories.  What’s the best thing about being a market trader? Working with people in the same field and being able to showcase my creative project. I love getting honest feedback from the public... and also selling and making a profit...
Unique, ethical woollen products, handmade in Portugal
Why did you decide to start a market business? It allows us to have an affordable retail business in a vibrant and upcoming area of London. What is the best thing about being a market trader? Our merchandise is just one step away from potential customers, they do not have to feel they are making a commitment by walking through a shop door! ...and the worst? The cold...
Duke of Sussex
Treat your employees to a merry night out this Christmas in Waterloo
This December, there is no need to drag your team half way across the city for your Christmas knees-up. Waterloo has a multitude of wonderful bars, restaurants and venues offering up fantastic festive packages. Here's just a few to wet your appetite. Mexmas at Wahaca Give your Christmas party a lip-smacking Mexican twist this year with Mexmas at Wahaca....
WeAreWaterloo birthday
Members of staff, past and present, businesses and local residents come together to celebrate 10 years of the BID
On 20th October, the BID celebrated a sucessful 10 years with many local businesses, residents and partners in the beautiful surroundings of The Old Vic. With over 150 people attanding, the event was a great success and opportunity for the BID to celebrate the achievements of the last 10 years with those who helped...
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...
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...