Waterloo Station Mini Guide
What’s so Special About Waterloo Station?
Found on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, it’s Britain’s busiest station with over 100 million passengers using it each year. Waterloo Station also currently home to the Eurostar train terminus for trains to France
and beyond. It’s important as a commuter destination for people living on the south coast or southern counties and operates regular trains to destinations such as Portsmouth
. The station has appeared as a set for many films over the years including The Bourne Ultimatum and Incendiary.
Where can I go to From Waterloo?
By train you have the resorts of the south coast stretching from Dorset to Kent. Many of the towns and villages of Surrey, Kent and Sussex are also stops on routes out of Waterloo. In London itself you can use the Northern or Bakerloo lines to access much of the west of the capital and locally, buses will take you to a variety of destinations on the South Bank.
What’s Within Walking Distance of the Station?
For the traveller that doesn’t want to use the underground there are numerous exciting things to do within a mile of the station. The main one must be a trip on the London Eye, now seen as the defining symbol of the capital. The National Theatre is also within walking distance offering a number of top class performances from its three stages. The design of the Olivier Theatre’s auditorium is said to give one of the best audience experiences in the UK.
If you want to shop, an exclusive but wonderful arcade of shops can be found at Gabriel’s Wharf. There, small boutiques sell goods designed and made by the owners and many unique articles can be bought to furnish the eclectic home.
Waterloo Station is probably Britain’s most famous with many people choosing to meet under its iconic clock. The station is great for access to the South Bank and within walking distance you’ll find the South Bank Arts Centre and the London Eye, one of the capital’s top attractions.
A great way to introduce yourself to the capital is to walk along the river bank from which you’ll see many famous buildings including the Houses of Parliament. If you’re hiring a car, beware of the congestion charge, although most places are accessible by tube or on foot from here.