Waterloo Bridge roundabout
View from the steps of Waterloo railway station, London SE1
Wide-eyed in Waterloo: I find there’s a skyscraper or a railway arch at the end of almost every street. Down Waterloo Road from the railway station and passing The Hole in the Wall pub and the LCC fire station to revisit Lower Marsh market, La Barca restaurant and the Ian Allen Book & Model shop. The army surplus shop is still going too, along The Cut between the Old Vic and the New Vic theatres. All places that I first explored on my meal breaks from working at London Weekend Television on the South Bank.
Waterloo railway station
Lower Marsh Market
Waterloo Bridge roundabout, Waterloo, London SE1
Wide-eyed in Waterloo
Taking my wide-angle lenses for a walk around Waterloo. With a skyscraper or a railway arch at the end of almost every street, Waterloo is a London neighbourhood known mainly for its railway station; if not that, maybe the South Bank arts area. But Waterloo is more than a skyscraperfest of twenty and twenty-first century steel and concrete architecture. There’s a palpable sense of being at the centre of things, of being at a hub.
These photos show some of the places I used to frequent on my meal breaks from the studios or workshops when I was working at London Weekend Television on the South Bank - so here are photos of Lower Marsh market, The Cut and the rows of terraced houses back from the South Bank and some of the various businesses which have held on trading since that time.