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...
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...
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...
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...
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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