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  • Waterloo at home #1: What is your Waterloo? (call out)

    Over the course of a series of features and blogposts, Flux Soup are presenting Waterloo at Home; a sensory journey through a Waterloo micro World. 📢 We would love you to tell us about your Waterloo. What makes Waterloo special to you? We want your images and stories about Waterloo and its community.

  • The Battle of Waterloo Road

    Situated in the heart of London, Waterloo has its share of war ravaging stories. The shelter was entered by stairs from the churchyard at the south west corner of the church, and there were also six emergency exits. This Waterloo Church, stoutly built by fine builders, took the shock and shuddered to its depths. They were a typical local family; married at St John’s, they had lived in Waterloo all their married life, and Mrs Gibbs’ parents lived nearby. In The Battle of Waterloo Road, Capa and Forbes-Robertson recorded their lives and the lives of many the diverse Waterloo community – wardens, caretakers, a charlady, and “Kate my jewel” (the Vicar’s term for her), a tramp who in summer hawked lavender in the country, and thanks to the war was now able to get regular shelter at night. (...)

  • The Story of Waterloo #7: Leake Street

    Set underneath the Waterloo Station complex, it used to serve vehicles looking for a shortcut when the Eurostar was based in Waterloo.

  • World Environment Day #3: the parks of Waterloo

    Amid the hustle and bustle of busy Waterloo, Matt Brown discovers seven green oases, each with something different to offer. Waterloo Millennium Green Much of the Waterloo area was once covered by boggy flood plain -- a history still recalled in the street name of Lower Marsh. You can get a glimpse of this past on Waterloo Millennium Green. Ufford Street Gardens Waterloo isn’t all about commuter trains and the frivolities of the South Bank. St John’s Churchyard No list of Waterloo’s gardens could be complete without the churchyard of St John’s itself.

  • Artists in Waterloo #6: Sarah Gray

    Throughout Waterloo Festival 2020, we've been platforming artists who either live in or are connected to Waterloo. She is a proud resident of SE1 and is delighted to be taking part in the Waterloo Festival. That is why the Waterloo Festival – and being part of it is so important – its shows how our community is still flourishing by sharing in creativity and supporting each other.

  • Coin Street's Young Leaders at Waterloo Festival

    Some of the young people have want to share their own pieces of art work or just what they have been doing in lockdown with Waterloo Festival. Here is her painting of Waterloo.

  • The Story of Waterloo #11: The Queen's Walk Trees

    ." – Jenny O'Neill 1926 The Royal Fine Arts Commission write a letter to the London County Council (LCC) regarding the new Waterloo Bridge. They state that the riverfront must be developed so as to enhance the greatest environmental asset of the Capital city – the river. 1934 LCC promote a bill to develop and open up South Bank. 1939 Powers granted to develop Thames South Bank and the River Wall to “beyond Waterloo Bridge”. They describe “new riverside gardens with a continuous promenade through an avenue of trees between County Hall and Waterloo Bridge”. 1964 A revised scheme shows the river wall complete and riverside garden leading to a new residential development. 1965 Development of tree bank begins by Greater London Council (GLC) who take over from LCC. 1970 - 73 In this three year period there is a significant planting of trees and shrubs. 1974 A letter is sent to Waterloo Community Development Group (WCDG) from GLC leader: “The Council’s long-term intention is for the existing river wall and riverside walk in front of the National Theatre to be extended along the Kings Reach development to the new length adjoining Blackfriars Bridge, so as to give a complete riverside facility between the two bridges, and to reclaim the land behind it probably for public open space. Leeds) Port of London Archives Waterloo Community Development Group

  • Press Release: Waterloo Festival 2020 goes virtual!

    This year’s Waterloo Festival, originally scheduled to take place in and around St John’s Waterloo over three weeks in June, is going ahead online. Artistic Director Euchar Gravina said: “The Waterloo Festival is a celebration of our neighbourhood as a creative place. It’s about co-programming and co-production with the artists, performers, galleries, collectives and communities of Waterloo. A community outdoor sculpture exhibition, planned for St John’s churchyard, will now be curated online by Coin Street Community’s Anna Glarin and Eleanor Watson. Chairman of Waterloo Festival and vicar of St John’s, Canon Giles Goddard concluded: “Back in 1951, our home – St John’s Waterloo – was rebuilt as The Church of The Festival of Britain.

  • The story of Waterloo #10: Edward Henry House

    That relationship stems from the place that I call home: Edward Henry House on Cornwall Road, Waterloo.

  • The story of Waterloo #6: What did they do with the old Waterloo Bridge?

    I first encountered the shade of Old Waterloo Bridge while exploring the heights of Belsize Park. A baluster from Old Waterloo Bridge (Antrim Park, Belsize Park) Photo: Matt Brown Turns out: no. The current Waterloo Bridge was built within living memory. A few further examples of the granite balusters can still be seen beneath the northern end of Waterloo Bridge. More information about Old Waterloo Bridge can be found in Matt’s longer article for Matt Brown is editor-at-large of, a website about London and everything in it.

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