Home to the Southbank Centre, the Tate Modern and the Young and Old Vic theatres, Waterloo is London’s cultural powerhouse (the Tate Modern was actually a power station in a former life). The area is also rich in tourist attractions, the London Aquarium, the London Eye and Westminster Bridge are all popular with visitors to the city – not to mention the river itself, with its pop-up bars, booksellers and musicians lining the bank.
From such a central spot, the city is your oyster – the Thames is not only fantastic for photo opportunities, it’s a great way to get around too, with the River Bus waiting to whisk you to Chelsea Harbour to the west, or east to the O2 Arena.
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With the City stretching East and the Houses of Parliament looming to the West, standing in the middle of this span is to be at the centre of all things London.
With 91 million passengers passing through in a year, this is without doubt Britain’s busiest terminus.
Away from the concrete complex enclosing cultural giants like the Hayward Gallery, National Theatre and Royal Festival Hall are springing up street-food markets, design studios and watering holes for budding thesps around the Young Vic.