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Waterloo is located in the London Borough of Lambeth, south of the river Thames and opposite Westminster on the north side of the river. Named after the British victory in the Napoleonic wars it has a busy mainline station at the heart of this area of South London.
This area of London is well connected to the City via the Waterloo and City line providing a direct connection to Bank and also Canary Wharf and parts of East London via the Jubilee line. Although this location is south of the river you are no more than a short Tube journey away from the other major areas of the city.
Waterloo has a wide variety of things to do, providing a great work-life balance away from time at the office, including a cinema and great places to eat and meet friends.
Part of a business regeneration area known as the Waterloo Quarter, it has been undergoing much needed re-development which has attracted many new creative businesses to the area. One particular area enjoying a make-over is The Cut and Lower Marsh Street which were once home to London’s longest street market. The Portas Pilot scheme championed by retail guru Mary Portas has helped to re-liven areas that have become rundown. The scheme has set out to re-introduce the market and a number of other new initiatives to help bring more people back to this area of Waterloo.
Waterloo has also seen the transformation of its green spaces with many garden projects that are helping to make this one of London’s greener boroughs. Championed by local residents, groups help to take care of the public gardens in the area which has helped to improve large areas of Waterloo.
With all the current investment in Waterloo it’s easy to see why it has become a much sought-after part of London, finding its place as the new creative heart of the city.
There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the Waterloo area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.
Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £750 per workstation
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA
Waterloo is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.
Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).
Elephant and Castle – Undergoing significant regeneration, this area is starting to see a new lease of life.
Typical office pricing in the area: £300 - £600 per workstation
London Bridge – This is a vibrant area that benefits from the stalls and eateries of Borough Market as well as the recent developments around The Shard, Europe’s tallest building and More London which is home to the London Assembly.
Typical office pricing in the area: £375 - £1200 per workstation
Lambeth – This London Borough which includes Waterloo is close to the Thames and is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace.
Typical office pricing in the area: £300 - £650 per workstation
Westminster – As well as a busy tourist destination, Westminster is also a busy business district and home to many large international companies like Burberry and Tata Steel as well as MI5 and many government departments.
Typical office pricing in the area: £550 - £1100 per workstation
Covent Garden – A colourful and bustling location in the heart of the West End, it’s also popular with tourists.
Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £1100 per workstation
Waterloo benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Despite its south London location, you are never more than 15-20 minutes from the West End and the financial areas of the City, London Bridge and Canary Wharf.
Tube stations: Waterloo, Southwark and Lambeth North
Tube lines: Waterloo and City, Bakerloo, Northern and Jubilee lines. Download a handy Tube map here
Mainline stations: Waterloo, Vauxhall, London Waterloo East and Elephant and Castle
Major road links: The A3 and A2 have connections to major motorways M3, M2 and M20
Nearest airports: London City with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick accessible via rail links
Buses: There are 21 bus routes to other parts of London including Canada Water, Hackney Wick, Euston, Kings Cross and Tottenham Court Road. Find out which buses serve this area here
Cycle: The area is served by over twenty London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here
Other: Thames river boat service via Festival Pier and London Eye Pier
There is lot’s going on in Waterloo, so you will never be short of something to do. Not only does it have its very own Imax cinema, it also has several theatres including the The Old Vic, the National Theatre and The Young Vic. There are also several galleries and museum’s including the National War Museum and Tate Modern is a short walk away.
The walk along the Southbank provides a great opportunity to sample the views of the City and Westminster and perhaps stop for a meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area, like Skylon or the OXO Brasserie.
FAMOUS LOCATIONS AND LANDMARKS IN WATERLOO
Waterloo has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.
The Coca Cola London Eye was erected to mark the millennium celebration in London but was famously late opening to the public. Since then it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
The Jubilee Gardens overlooking the Thames is a recently redesigned green space close to the London Eye and has great views across the river to the Houses of Parliament.
The Southbank Centre is a vibrant arts centre overlooking the Thames. The venue is also available for private hire in addition to its busy schedule of music and exhibitions.
The BFI Imax – The UK’s first Imax cinema located on the traffic island just off Waterloo Bridge.
FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT
If you would like more information about Waterloo as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.
Call – 020 3031 8563
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