London Waterloo station is a central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex. It is one of 19 stations managed by Network Rail and is located near the South Bank of the River Thames, in fare zone 1. A railway station on this site first came into being in 1848; the present structure was inaugurated in 1922. Part of the station is a Grade II listed building.
With over 94 million passenger entries and exits between April 2011 and March 2012, Waterloo is Britain’s busiest railway station by passenger usage. The Waterloo complex is the 15th busiest passenger terminal in Europe, and the 91st busiest railway station in the world
Network Rail has constructed a balcony along almost the whole width of the concourse at the first-floor level. The project’s aims were to provide 18 new retail spaces, reduce congestion on the concourse, and improve access to Waterloo East station by providing additional escalators leading to the high-level walkway between Waterloo and Waterloo East.
South Bank Business Watch (SBBW) is a collective of commercial, cultural and public sector organisations focusing on security issues affecting the South Bank Community Security Zone.
South Bank Visitor Management Group, a unique partnership of the major organisations in the South Bank and the local authority, with a long-term commitment to improving the public realm for employees, visitors and residents alike