John Noble is slowly piecing together the history of Lower Marsh Market.
AMATEUR historian John Noble has encountered the Luftwaffe, jellied eels and EastEnders in his quest to piece together the history of Lower Marsh Market. The 42-year-old spends his spare time researching New Cut Market – as it was known in its heyday - in libraries and online. He is particularly interested in the old style Tappy barrows which are still used...
The owners of Lower Marsh Market's healthiest stall open up to WeAreWaterloo.co.uk
SWAPPING the blazing heat of a Michelin Guide-level restaurant for the snowy surrounds of a wintry Waterloo may have proved the end for most passionate foodies. But luckily for street-food fanatics across the capital Davide Del Gatto and Kristina Gustafsson are made of hardy stuff. Together the intrepid pair run Savage Salads – a unique street food...
Photographer Ben Quinton took a stroll around the buzzing market.
During a break from taking pictures of the launch of Lower Marsh's new satellite stall, Ben Quinton wandered into the street market and took these pictures of some familiar faces. He said: "I really enjoyed photographing the market at Lower Marsh. "The weather was perfect, the people were friendly and the food smelled and tasted amazing. Will definitely be back." More...
Stage door manager Ned Seago opens up especially for WeAreWaterloo.co.uk.
Few people can claim to know The Old Vic and its history as well as Ned Seago. The charismatic stage door manager has worked in Waterloo’s most influential playhouse for almost 27 years. He’s seen royal visits, celebrities by the theatre-load and far more than his fair share of comings and goings along the buzzing boulevard which is The Cut. So who could be...
Waterloo's wonderful new mobile market stall has been revealed.
A new satellite market stall for Lower Marsh Market was unveiled to the public on St George's Day. The bright blue mobile structure is intended to act as a signpost, meeting place, selling spot and all round great advertisement for the delights of both Lower Marsh and The Cut. Its design draws on the history of London Street markets, and in particular those detailed in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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