From the mundane to the magical, Waterloo’s past told via photos of shop facades.
Some photographers love sunsets. Others love portraits of people. Vici MacDonald loves burglar alarms and shop fronts. The art director and editor has always been passionate about what she calls the “concrete poetry” of commercial facades which have seen better days. So much so that for the past two decades Vici has been documenting sights of security...
A great gallery from the recent MODern History SE1 Festival.
Talented photographer @StreetPixLondon has kindly agreed to share these images, which she captured at the recent MODern History Festival in Lower Marsh. These sensationally atmospheric photos are just a selection of the haul she collected at the 60s themed event. To see more images from @StreetPixLondon follow her Twitter feed or click here to visit her website.
A theatrical feast will make its way to Waterloo in the new year.
Our friends at The Young Vic have unveiled a SEN-SA-TIONAL line up of shows for 2014. Leading the charge is a summer performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson as the doomed heroine Blanch DuBois. Animation fans will love Golem, a thought-provoking exploration of the inevitable inextricable combination of man and machine. Chekhov fanatics will...
The Waterloo Food Bank teamed up with Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel and Waterloo Quarter in a pioneering recyling project
In an exciting new initiative, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge will recycle all of its old textiles to raise money for a local charity providing food to the borough’s most vulnerable families. The Waterloo Food Bank has teamed up with the hotel and Waterloo Quarter in this pioneering recyling project. The...
Classic cars and classic clothes flooded Waterloo at a special MOD-themed event.
Mod-style reigned surpreme at a special get-together for 60s fans and vintage lovers. The MODern Hisotry festival attracted more than 100 scooters and lots more revellers to a wet and windy Waterloo on Saturday, September 14th. Organiser Bob Morris created the festival to help generate interest in Lower Marsh after a long period of roadworks on the...
Owner Jon Wise celebrates the restaurant's birthday with WeAreWaterloo.co.uk
DESPITE cutting a successful career as a celebrity interviewer and TV critic, Jon Wise never quite got away from his love of working in bars and restaurants. In fact such was his passion for the hospitality business that he used to wake up in the dead of night having dreamt of pouring a pint of Guinness or waiting on a table. So it is with great...
Greensmiths celebrates victory in our annual poll.
Greensmiths has been voted Waterloo’s favourite independent shop by WeAreWaterloo.co.uk readers. Our annual poll – run in conjunction with Independents’ Day  - attracted scores of voters and nominations for more businesses than ever before. But despite an extremely strong showing from What The Butler Wore, which finished runner up, the supermarket-café-delicatessen-butcher-and-baker...
Check out our online gallery of the day.
Farmyard frolics were the order of the day when the 2013 Waterloo Carnival returned to Lower Marsh and the surrounding area. A colourful procession filled with every kind of animals was the main event during the celebrations on Friday, July 12th. Please see the gallery below and email info@wearewaterloo.co.uk with your suggestions for the 2014 event. You can also follow all of the carnival...
Want-away on holiday? We've found the next best thing.
If you often find yourself gazing out of the office window and dreaming about faraway climbs, we’ve found just the place for you. Four Corners Café is a caffeine and experience rich hangout which is designed to be the perfect place to plan your travels and then reminisce about them on your return. Owner Gary Baxter is obsessed with the concept of travel, having spent numerous...
A Waterloo phenomenon...but when will it appear next?
Due to phenomenal levels of interest, the future of the World's Smallest Restaurant* which appeared opposite the Old Vic is under discussion. Although initially intended as a one off event, the restaurant was so brilliantly received by all who took part it may well be wheeled out again sooner than expected. The success of the event rests largely with Adrian Collischon from Eden...
A celebration of recycling combining party and performance
Be prepared to join in with the most sustainable party in town as the Trashcatchers Ball comes to Morley College from 8-21 July. The college is partnering with four artists-in-residence and youth organisation Phakama to stage a two-week sustainable arts project examining the issues of waste and consumerism. Participants can join the wonderfully creative Phakama in creating...
Love Waterloo independents? Read on…..
Waterloo's independent shopkeepers can pat themselves on the back after a hugely successful Independents’ Day campaign. The campaign, which encourages people to support independent shops on July 4th, just enjoyed its third birthday. For the past two years Waterloo independents including Radio Days, What The Butler Wore, The Tool Shop, Greensmiths, The Wedding Wardrobe, South Bank Cards, Rivers...
Waterloo now has Mexican market food from a MasterChef
When TV cook Thomasina Miers first sampled the slow-cooked delicacies of Mexico’s market stalls it lit the touchpaper for a restaurant chain dubbed the “best cheap eat in the UK”. The dishes from the Oaxaca (Wa-ha-ca) area so inspired the 2005 MasterChef winner she became hellbent on bringing them to the capital. Having been suitably emboldened by the fellow food fanaticism of...
Hundreds of fun and engaging adult courses available
Capoeira, beatboxing, raku ceramics, make your own swimwear and wedding photography are among the hundreds of courses being held by Morley College this July. Morley College’s summer school courses (8-21 July) will allow you to explore a wide range of subjects, from art...
An ideal way to share your favourite things about Waterloo.
It’s now easier than ever to keep up-to-date with everything that’s happening in and around Waterloo thanks to our new WeAreWaterloo.co.uk Facebook page. Our aim has always been to let the world know why Waterloo is such a fantastic place to visit and work and live in, and now you can help us spread that love by heading to www.facebook.com/wearewaterloocommunity and sharing...

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