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A Bit About Us

South Bank & Waterloo Neighbours is a voluntary organisation that brings together the people who either live or work in the Waterloo area. We wrote the Neighbourhood Plan (2020), organise a regular Neighbourhood Forum, manage a community grants programme and other activities. Together we are working to make our neighbourhood an even greater place to live, work or visit.


About 12,000 people live in the area, which also contains Britain’s busiest railway station (100 million passengers p.a.), one of the UK’s largest hospitals, the biggest concentration of arts and culture in Europe, some of London’s top tourist attractions (28 million visitors), major companies, many hotels and restaurants, the headquarters of several charities, major educational institutions, and the fantastic walk along the river from Lambeth Place to Blackfriars and beyond. So this is a throbbing part of central London.

SoWN is a registered charity. It's work is guided by a steering group of both residents and representatives of organisations in the area. Anyone who lives of works here can get involved. We have groups on  Environment, Planning, Use of Development Funds, and Outreach.​ If you are interested, please contact us.​


To read the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting, held on 10th June 2023, click here. To read the third Annual Report, for 2022, click here.


The Neighbourhood Plan involved hundreds of local residents and businesses. It was formally adopted in late 2019 and Lambeth and Southwark Councils must take account of it when considering ways to improve the area. 

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