Expand your mind in London’s colourful riverside mecca of culture, home to the nation’s best art, music and theatre venues
Live in Waterloo and immerse yourself in London’s amazing arts and cultural scene. You’ll never be short of things to do with world-renowned theatres, concert halls, art galleries, including Tate Modern, award-winning restaurants and iconic nightclubs just moments from your student home.
By day stroll along the tree-lined banks of the river Thames, sample Mexican street food at Wahaca and enjoy the innovative art at the Hayward gallery or blockbuster exhibitions at Tate Modern. Catch street musicians perform as you relax by the river. Marvel as the skateboarders perform tricks at the Southbank’s cult skatepark.
At night, watch a play at one of the eight theatres, catch some music at the Royal Festival Hall or relax with a classic film at the BFI. Dine at Meson Don Felipe, London’s original tapas bar. Then dance the night away at the seminal Ministry of Sound nightclub.
Take time to explore the neighbourhood’s quaint backstreets lined with old railway workers’ cottages. Get cosy at The White Hart pub or try Marie’s Cafe for a traditional English breakfast. At the weekend, hang out at the Lower Marsh Market and Real Food Market for the best in international food.
If you love shopping, the boutiques and high-end stores of Covent Garden are a 15-minute walk away. Or venture further afield - the English coast is only an hour away from Waterloo railway station.
Best of all for students, King’s College is on your doorstep with every other London University and college also within easy reach thanks to Waterloo’s brilliant rail, tube and bus links.