Dreamers, innovators, disruptors and free thinkers have laid claim to Waterloo for centuries. Now home to Lower Marsh Market and The Vaults, it remains a distinctive corner of South-East London, known for its community spirit and defiance. Global corporations rub shoulders with pop-up studios and late-night bars, bringing diverse audiences to a destination that dares to be different. And the WeAreWaterloo Business Improvement District (BID) is there to support and promote all of these businesses who give the neighbourhood its edge.

In 2019, WaW launched a panel series of hard-hitting, affordable discussions at which everyone is welcome and no topic is taboo. Creating a platform for challenging debate, with themes ranging from sobriety and unconscious bias in the arts to homosexuality and faith, we want to position Waterloo as a place unafraid to ask the difficult questions in order to build a better future for those who live, work and play in our area.

With mentions in Forbes, the Metro, Londonist and Cheapskate, WeAreWaterloo are proud of the series growth and the opportunity to bring new audiences to the BID area to discover alternative venues, affordable discussions and (almost always) a free drink or two…

Got an idea for an upcoming conversation you would like to see featured? Reach out to the series’ Event Manager, local resident, Sarah Sepahi via email here.