Waterloo isn't just a train station, or a path to the buzzy South Bank. Far livelier than it was a decade ago, this well-connected south London area is home to a couple of world-famous theatres, the BFI IMAX, the London Eye, quality food markets, hip coffee shops, and plenty of great pubs and bars. These days, there's a lot more to Waterloo than might meet the eye. Don't believe us? Take a look below.
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Park Plaza London Waterloo
Offering a restaurant, Park Plaza London Waterloo is located in London, a short walk from Lambeth North underground station and less than a 10-minute walk from Westminster Bridge and the London Eye on the South Bank. Guests can enjoy the on-site café.All rooms include signature beds, 48-inch smart LED TVs, Elemis bathroom amenities and complimentary WiFi. Superior Rooms and Studio Rooms have walk-in showers.You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The Executive Lounge at Park Plaza London Waterloo is an ideal place to work or relax.Houses of Parliament is 800 metres from Park Plaza London Waterloo, while Big Ben is also 800 metres away. Landmarks such as National Theatre, Tate Modern and Westminster Abbey are within walking distance.London Waterloo Station, offering connections to north London and the City, can be reached in less than 5 minutes on foot.
H10 London Waterloo
In a stylish new building, H10 London Waterloo features an innovative restaurant and luxury bedrooms. Just 15 minutes’ walk from Parliament Square and Big Ben, the hotel has free Wi-Fi.With floor-to-ceiling windows and views across Lambeth, the rooms at H10 Hotel have air conditioning and LCD TVs. All rooms are elegantly decorated, and have laptop safes and mini bars.Three O Two Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, and the glamorous Circus Bar offers fine wines and light snacks. A breakfast buffet is available daily, featuring cooked and continental items.H10 Waterloo has a modern fitness centre at Despacio Beauty Centre and a sauna and Hydromassage shower in the basement.Just 5 minutes’ walk from Waterloo Underground Station, H10 London Waterloo is a 15-minute walk from the London Eye. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre can be reached in 20 minutes’ walk.
Point A Hotel London Westminster
Point A Hotel London Westminster is located in central London, 700 metres from London Eye and 900 metres from Houses of Parliament.Every room is compact and well designed, featuring a comfortable Hynosis bed, en-suite bathrooms with a power shower, free high-speed WiFi, USB charging point, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV with 240 channels and a safe. Blackout curtains are also featured to ensure you have a good night's sleep.Point A Hotel London Westminster offers a 24 hour reception and contemporary lobby area where guests can continue to make use of the the high-speed WiFi, enjoy the continental breakfast served each morning and coffee and snacks provided throughout the day.Big Ben is 900 metres from Point A Hotel London Westminster, while Westminster Abbey is also less than 1.5 km away. Point A Hotel London Westminster has great transport links, being just 20 metres from Lambeth North Underground Station and 900 metres from Waterloo Underground and National Rail station. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 7 miles from Point A Hotel London Westminster.
Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Waterloo train station, Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo also features free Wi-Fi and a fitness centre with the latest cardio and weights equipment.Each air-conditioned guest room at the Hampton by Hilton Waterloo offers an en-suite bathroom with walk-in power shower, an LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities.Hot and cold items are available with breakfast, as well as free tea and coffee. A 24-hour snack hub is situated in the hotel lobby, where guests can grab hot or cold drinks and confectionery at any time.The London Eye, London Dungeon and SEA LIFE London Aquarium can all be reached within a 15-minute of the hotel. Leicester Square can be reached in just a 4-minute Tube journey from Waterloo Station and is host to London’s West End shows.