- Waterloo Road, London
Waterloo Road is a road straddling
Lambethand Southwark, London, SE1. It runs between Westminster Bridge Roadclose to St George's Circusat the south-east end and Waterloo Bridgeacross the River Thamestowards London's West End district at the north-west end.
At the northern end near the river are the
Queen Elizabeth Halland the Hayward Galleryto the west, the National Film Theatrebelow the road, and the Royal National Theatreto the east. In earlier times, this was the location of Cuper's Gardens.
Just to the south in the middle of a large
roundaboutwith underground walkways is the British Film Institute(BFI) London IMAXCinema. Nearby to the east is the James Clerk Maxwell Buildingof King's College London, named in honour of the physicist James Clerk Maxwell(1831–1879), who was a professor at the college from 1860.
A little further to the south is [http://www.stjohnswaterloo.co.uk/ St. John's Waterloo] church, built in 1824 to celebrate the victory of the
Napoleonic Wars. The church was firebombed in 1940 and much of the interior was destroyed. It was restored and reopened in 1951, serving as the parish church for the Festival of Britainon the South Banknearby.
Continuing south, to the west is
Waterloo Stationand its Eurostarterminal. To the east is the Union Jack Clubin Sandell Street and, further on, the well-known and historic Old Vic Theatreto the south of the corner with The Cut. Also located even further south in Waterloo Road on the west side is the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service. On the opposite side is 157 Partnership House, former headquarters of USPG, CMS and other church mission/community-based organisations. Now boarded up and ready for an exciting redevelopment.
The road is designated as the A301, which continues across Waterloo Bridge.
Westminster Bridge Road
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=47033 Survey of London entry (1951)]
* [http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/by-street/waterloo+road London SE1 information]
* [http://www.londontown.com/LondonStreets/waterloo_road_488.html LondonTown.com information]
* [http://www.google.com/local?near=Waterloo+Road,+London+SE1 Google Local information]
* [http://www.waterlooquarter.org Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance - official Business Improvement District website]
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