Overview

Waterloo, evolving from marshlands to a dynamic urban center, boasts a heritage of transformation and resilience. Its history stretches back to pre-drainage times, transitioning through industrial advancements to becoming the hub of the iconic Waterloo Station. Today, it stands as a vibrant arts and entertainment district, enriched by the South Bank’s creative pulse and a myriad of dining and socializing hotspots, making it a coveted location for a diverse mix of residents.

Historical Insights

  • The area’s naming traces back to Falkes de Breauté’s 13th-century estate, evolving from “Falke’s Hall” to the present-day “Waterloo.”
  • Waterloo’s railway station, despite suggestions to alter its name post-Eurostar unveiling, remains a historical reminder of the Battle of Waterloo.
  • The iconic Waterloo Station clock has been a romantic rendezvous point, immortalized in music and television.

Architectural Diversity

Waterloo’s landscape is a mosaic of architectural styles, from Edwardian flats in conservation areas to modern riverside developments, offering panoramic city vistas. Victorian terraces and warehouse conversions provide a backdrop to the area’s evolving skyline, reflecting its rich history and contemporary growth.

Culinary and Social Venues

Cafés and Pubs

Discover a blend of traditional and modern at locales like Scooter Caffé and The Anchor and Hope, offering from cozy garden spots to historic pub vibes.

Dining

The culinary scene boasts a spectrum from The Archduke’s steaks under railway arches to La Barca’s Tuscan flavors and Cubana’s vibrant Cuban cuisine, catering to diverse palates.

Entertainment

The area thrives with cultural venues like The Old Vic and The National Theatre, complemented by modern art at the Hayward Gallery and film retrospectives at the BFI.

Local Highlights

  • Explore global street food at the Southbank Centre Food Market, dive into marine life at the Sea Life London Aquarium, or enjoy creative spaces like the Oxo Tower.
  • Green retreats like Jubilee Gardens offer respite amidst urbanity, while the Thames Path invites scenic explorations.

Changing Times

Waterloo’s landscape is continually reshaped with new developments, enhancing its residential and cultural fabric, highlighted by the recent expansion of Waterloo Station.

Connectivity and Transportation

Tube and Rail

Waterloo Station, a gateway to London and beyond, offers extensive rail services alongside Tube connections via the Bakerloo, Northern, and Jubilee lines.

Bus and Road

An extensive bus network complements the area’s connectivity, with limited parking underscoring a preference for public transport among residents.

Cycling

Improved cycle lanes and routes, including the Quietway to Greenwich and initiatives like the Central London Grid, promote safer biking experiences.

Education

The educational landscape spans from St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary to the London Nautical School, catering to a spectrum of academic and extracurricular interests, underscoring Waterloo’s commitment to diverse and quality education for its younger residents.

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Customer Reviews

Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
K T
K T
2023-09-16
I can not say enough about my GREAT experience with London relocation. They made the move from NY to London super smooth. The thorough intake call, the very thoughtful and substantive viewing day, and overall securing of a flat process could not have been smoother! So lucky to have had Corrina and Sascha helping me. Mel, the agent on the viewing day was AMAZING. She was fun, energetic, and made the whole experience feel good. She negotiated expertly on my behalf. Can’t say enough good things all around. If you are relocating to London, USE THEM. Don’t attempt to do it alone. Thank you all so much!
Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
Couldn’t have done it without the help of the team at London Relocation. We were able to secure a flat for our daughter within a day and pain free! A big thanks to the whole team.
Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
Wrapping up our time with the London Relocation team and it could not have been a better experience. From the get go, Sascha was super responsive to our initial inquiry, detailed, thorough and kind on our prelim and follow up calls, and on the viewing day Mel was amazing as well and such a great advocate for us when visiting the different units. We managed to secure the flat of our dreams and thanks to the help of the entire team who managed the go between with the leasing agent, the multi step process to rent was super smooth and clear. Never having rented in the UK before, my husband and I are certain that if left to our own devices, this would have been a challenging and painful experience and we're both so glad to have had the guidance from the entire London Relocation team the entire way through. We cannot recommend them enough to anyone and everyone, especially if you're new to renting in the UK.

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