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...
An update on plans for an interactive art experience in Lower Marsh.
Waterloo will be magically transformed this July as brand new arts festival Fantasy High Street takes over. Falling in the middle of the Waterloo Quarter Food Festival, Fantasy High Street's Fantasy Cafe will launch on Thursday 4th of July as part of National Independents’ Day, and will run for three fun-filled days in Lower Marsh. Fantasy High Street will be an...
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...

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