Richard tells WeAreWaterloo.co.uk how living in a village in Bali inspired the ethos of his gastropub The Three Stags.
You won’t find many publicans in London who are obsessed by yoga, bees and herb gardens. But Waterloo has one. Richard Bell has run The Three Stags in Kennington Road since 2008, and for the past four years he has been on a mission to provide great sustainable food with an ethical stance. One element of this has...
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Rivers Remedies is voted number one for Waterloo shopping.
A WeAreWaterloo.co.uk poll has revealed the area's most-loved independent shop is Rivers Remedies. The natural beauty and healthcare shop on Lower Marsh - formerly known as Waterloo Body Station - beat some extremely stiff competition from fellow Waterloo independents. It won by the narrowest of margins over i Knit London, which finished second. Greensmiths, Radio Days and...
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Cubana owner Phillip Oppenheim tells us how he swapped the House of Commons for mojitos and salsa.
For 14 years Phillip Oppenheim traded blows with his political adversaries in Westminster, all the while flitting between London and his seat in Amber Valley, north Derbyshire. So after stepping away from front-line politics and his seat as a member of parliament in 1997, it’s no wonder he needed a drink. As it happened that drink was...
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Belinda Seppings meets artist The Soft City to ask him about his new Waterloo-inspired exhibition.
“The architecture of Waterloo’s Lower Marsh looks like a shelf of books with its various sights and sizes – it’s stunning,” says The Soft City, AKA artist Daniel Speight. The sights have inspired Daniel to screen print images of Lower Marsh buildings on the pages of old books to recreate the area’s skyline. Twelve works in total are...
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Supermen, batmen and fish-headed multi-coloured men marched through Waterloo at this year's carnival.
More than 300 people of all ages got into the carnival spirit by donning a costume on the theme of Superhero. The procession along Lower Marsh saw costumes ranging from traditional superheroes like Batman and Spider-man to more obscure strawberry-styled garb and some loud half-man half-fish costumes. A stiltwalker, samba band and...
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Pictures from the celebration of Waterloo's independent retailers.
Waterloo workers and residents celebrated Independents' Day with local retailers on July 4th. Independents' Day is a national campaign to encourage people to support their local independent shops and the people who work in them. In Waterloo, Rivers Remedies and The Old Vic Tunnels ran special stalls on Lower Marsh Market. The Dulux dog made an appearance in the...
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Restaurateur Philip Diment tells us about a quarter-of-a-century of Meson Don Felipe, London's first tapas bar.
After half a lifetime in the restaurant businesses and two-and-a-half decades of running Meson Don Felipe, Philip Diment is still struggling to define what makes a successful restaurant. The bi-lingual restaurateur has owned seven venues throughout his career and worked at countless others, but is typically self-...
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