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Updated: Mar 18, 2023

Waterloo is one of the most famous parts of the borough of Lambeth but it tends to be a place to arrive at or leave from rather than a place to explore. On this walk Geoff will explain how it grew from a lonely marsh to become a vibrant centre of entertainment and commerce. We will visit lots of famous locations as well as some fascination places that are easily overlooked. We will learn how it came to be named after a nineteenth century Belgian battle, why it is so popular with film makers, about the huge range of places of entertainment located here and how it was once the home of London’s biggest street market. We will also encounter a range of fascinating characters who have lived and worked here.

Meet underneath the large station clock in Waterloo Station at 13:00 on Tuesday June 13th

Finish back at Waterloo Station at 15:00

There is no charge for this walk. If you wish to join please e-mail and I will let you know if there are places still available. In lieu of payment you might consider making a suitable donation to Robes

Robes Project (Robes) is a CIO that has been serving the homeless of Southwark and Lambeth since 2007.

The aim of Robes is to relieve poverty among people who are experiencing homelessness in the London boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth by the provision of winter night shelters, food, advice, support, and re-settlement services to help them rebuild their lives. Visit: to get involved



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