Millions of people come here. 50,000 work here. And 10,000 live here.
The South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood is a vibrant mix of people and activities at the very heart of London.
– The biggest concentration of arts and culture anywhere in Europe, with the National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, Hayward Gallery, BFI National Film Theatre and IMAX cinemas, Old Vic, Young Vic, Rambert Dance Company, Waterloo East Theatre, The Vaults and more
– Britain’s busiest railway station, used by 100 million passengers a year and intersecting with four tube lines
– Some of the capital’s top tourist attractions like the London Eye and London Dungeon
– St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital
– Major companies like Shell, IBM and Computacenter
– A significant number of hotels, restaurants and cafés
– Headquarters of charities like Oasis and Christian Aid
– King’s College and Morley College, plus international educational facilities and student accommodation
There’s a strong community, ranging from housing co-operatives to multimillion pound riverside apartments, and unique historic survivors like the Roupell Street Conservation Area a stone’s throw from from massive developments like South Bank Place and One Blackfriars which now dominate the skyline.
With much more development to come, the neighbourhood plan will play a vital role.