See what happened when the mods took over the 'Marsh.
Hundreds of Lambrettas, Vespas and mod maniacs paid a visit to Lower Marsh on Saturday, April 27th. The 60s enthusiasts gathered south of the river to celebrate Scoot The Thames, a regular rideout across London bridges organised by man-about-Waterloo Bob Morris. Dressed-up bikes mingled with market stalls and the sounds of Scooter Caffe during the daytime event. Bob, a long-time...
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Do you know what you can find on this Waterloo street?
When we ran a recent competition we were amazed to find a large number of WeAreWaterloo.co.uk readers had no idea about the existence of Isabella Street - one of the best places to eat and drink south of the river. Isabella Street can be found by walking up The Cut and turning into either Hatfields at the junction of The Anchor and Hope or into Joan Street just west of Southwark...
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St George's Day will see a new arrival in Waterloo.
A new satellite market stall for Lower Marsh will be unveiled in Waterloo on St George's Day - Tuesday, April 23rd. The stunning structure is being created by aberrant architecture and has been made possible by Waterloo's "Portas Pilot" status. The Portas Pilot sees a unique funding stream administered by the Mayor of London in partnership with Waterloo Quarter and...
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Artist Partners’ illustrator Brian Sanders has created this iconic image for the cult TV series.
One of Waterloo's most creative businesses has a fascinating link with the hit American series Mad Men.  Christine Isteed, of Artist Partners, our area’s own illustration agency, was taken by surprise when an article in The New York Times directed world-wide attention to work created by her friend, Brian Sanders. He had just created the...
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Alison Martin tells us why she swapped media for markets.
When the “bonfire of the quangos” hit Teachers TV, media-type Alison Martin ended up on the street – albeit with the shelter of a market stall and a steaming hob to keep her warm. For Alison decided to ditch the egos, budgets and bun-fighting of a life in television to do what she really loves – feeding people portions of tasty home-made comfort food. Alison is one half of...
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Organisers are seeking market stalls for the vintage event.
The organisers of Scoot the Thames - a day of music, scooters and general mod-themed-madness - are seeking vintage market stall operators to trade on the day. The 60s-style event will include a cross-London scooter rideout which will culminate in a super celebration on the iconic market street of Lower Marsh. Organisers would particularly like to hear from clothes, souvenir...
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Big changes are underway at the Baylis Road end of the street.
Drills, diggers and all sorts of other heavy duty equipment are now being utilised outside La Barca in Lower Marsh. The Lower Marsh Regeneration Project moved to the Eastern end of the street in late February, necessitating that end of the road's closure to traffic, the relocation of Lower Marsh Market up the street and the erection of rather a lot of fencing. Pavements...
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Imagine a high street full of your wildest dreams!
That’s the premise behind FantasyHighStreet - a new art initiative which will land in Lower Marsh this summer. The Fantasy Café project – a pre-cursor to the FantasyHighStreet launch later this year – will see one of Waterloo’s coffee shops or restaurants taken over by an artist for a three-day stint from July 4th. Its launch will coincide with Independents’ Day – a national...
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Art of international repute now calls Waterloo home.
Hidden away amongst the market stalls and hustle and bustle of Lower Marsh is the gorgeous new art gallery Man...
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Writer Anna Robinson is relaunching a poetry plus cake event in Lower Marsh.
A popular poetry event is returning to SE1 after a six-year absence.   Poetry Parlourran from 2006-2007 in the old Crockatt and Powell bookshop in Lower Marsh.   The long hiatus will be officially ended on Saturday, March 16th when Waterloo wordsmith Anna Robinson relaunches the event at Café del Marsh.   Anna, a Waterloo resident for 32 years, said: “It’s...
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With a new manager and a new layout, Waterloo’s street market is definitely going places.
Do not fear – despite the metal fences, diggers, hard hats and fluorescent jackets Lower Marsh is still open for business. Contractors on the Lower Marsh Regeneration Project – a seven-figure facelift for the iconic Waterloo street – have now moved down to the Cubana end of the road. The works mean that all of the market stalls have been...
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Mod mania is coming to the Marsh!
One of Waterloo’s best-known characters is planning a 60s invasion into Lower Marsh. Bob Morris is on a mission to bring a taste of mod culture to London’s scooter capital. The part-social entrepreneur, part-motor mechanic and part-music promoter is plotting the next Scoot the Thames from his unofficial lair in Café Del Marsh. Scoot The Thames is a ride-out of scooter enthusiasts which takes in...
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Cheese or death?
That’s the choice Lower Marsh’s very own Dark Knights of Cholesterol have been offering unsuspecting Waterloo-ites. The self-styled knights – Gianalberto Keifner (left) and Ian Willingham (right) – have been on an 18 month personal crusade to introduce Londoners to the finest cheeses from the UK and Northern Italy. Their unique blend of fromage-based chicanery has already won them legions of fans, including HRH The...
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Lower Marsh has fallen into the festive spirit with model Christmas trees now sprouting from shops and stalls.
Throughout December the wooden trees will be popping up in select locations on the street, with the shops housing them encouraged to offer giveaways or discounts on selected calendar days. The scheme is the brainchild of the Assemble...
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Photographer Ion Paciu tells us about his passion for passers-by.
Most people would feel quite self-conscious at the thought of approaching a complete stranger and asking them to pose for a photograph. Luckily London photographer Ion Paciu is made of stern stuff. The freelance photographer has stopped hundreds of people in Waterloo for his project People I Didn’t Know – an epic artistic work which aims to teach Londoners to use...
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