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London Waterloo Railway Station (WAT)

Train Station
Station Approach, South Bank, Greater London, SE1 8SW, United Kingdom
Open until 1:15 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 4:45 AM–1:15 AM
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Free & Paid

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Based on 673 votes

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    Andrew C.
    "your oyster card to get in tap"(6 Tips)
    Dean C.
    "concourse near McDonalds and the Jubilee line takes Starbucks card"(6 Tips)
    James T.
    "The "stars and stripes" from bagel factory is delicious"(5 Tips)
    Alex R.
    "Best food and coffee is at Benugo on the top level opposite Boots"(16 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • oyster card
  • bagel factory
  • jubilee line
  • scenic views
  • burgers
  • boots
  • espresso drinks
  • quiet
  • biking
  • wine
  • sushi
  • stylish
  • good service
  • tours
  • architecture
  • breakfast food
  • free Wifi
  • muffins
  • tea
  • Alfredo C.

    To make us easy to find, the tour guide will meet everybody 15 minutes before the tour departure time outside the entrance to platforms 1 & 2 inside Waterloo train station. - 07824 353274.

    Alfredo Carella · 1 week ago
  • Kuba G.

    There are some pieces of art under the bridges, just outside the building.

    Kuba Gołacki · July 4
  • EArchitect

    Overground self service ticket machines are upstairs. Underground ticket machines are downstairs. You cannot purchase overground rail tickets downstairs with the ticket machines.

    EArchitect · July 2
  • James H.

    Excellent selection of coffee locations - a flat white & sausage muffin from Benugo make a great combination early in the morning.

    James H · June 25
  • David

    Huge but well organized. Easy to find your way.

    David · June 18
  • Ashley G.

    Do your best not to find yourself here at 5am. Freezing cold and nowhere to sit/lie down.

    Ashley Giles · June 13
  • Jacques

    Nearest mainland station to the London Eye. Only a short walk to the South Bank

    Jacques · May 13
  • Priya T.

    Large with plenty of shops. Make sure you have the right platform!

    Priya Tungrus · April 15
  • Nigel G.

    Too bloody busy

    Nigel Glasgow · April 8
  • Timothy H.

    The gateway to London!

    Timothy Hughes · April 6
  • Shuvani B.

    So busy in the mornings but good selection of shops and restaurants

    Shuvani Burt · March 18
  • Dayna M.

    Travelators are down until mid April so it's a longer walk through the station than normal!

    Dayna McAlpine · March 14
  • Chris H.

    Huge train station. very busy. You'll find access to the trains and Underground on the ground floor, and more restaurant based shops on the first floor.

    Chris Haines · March 12
  • Luke M.

    Use the tube entrance at the Platform 14 end of the station. Has the most lines running through here

    Luke Marsh · March 3
  • Kippis F.

    Centralissima stazione da cui partono i treni della Southwest, tra cui quello per Windsor & Eaton

    Kippis Finearts · February 22
  • Lu

    There's a McDonalds at the bottom of the escalators!

    Lu · February 21
  • Anthony J.

    Convenient for central London. Just walk over the bridge.

    Anthony Johnson · February 14
  • Bijan Y.

    Large and very busy mostly. Keep your wits about you and keep moving!

    Bijan Young · January 19
  • Bijan Y.

    Busy. Restaurants.

    Bijan Young · January 19
  • Avril J.

    It can gets you everywhere. And if you feel bored, can always visit Foyle's and read a book:)

    Avril Jiao · December 24, 2014
  • Mnar A.

    To Southampton 🚝

    Mnar Alghafis · December 23, 2014
  • Zé Renato C.

    Você chega de Paris, via Eurostar, por aqui. Agora enfrente Londres deliciosamente.

    Zé Renato Cella · December 8, 2014
  • Ilyas L.

    Никогда не пытайтесь там переночевать зимой. За мерзните)

    Ilyas Laikov · December 7, 2014
  • Dominic F.

    Good selection of shops and eateries.

    Dominic Feeney · November 30, 2014
  • Ria P.

    History... :)

    Ria P. · November 15, 2014
  • Andrea L.

    I love wasabi and pret-a-manger

    Andrea Lazzarini · November 8, 2014
  • Andrea L.

    Plenty of coffee shops and fast food/take away restaurants

    Andrea Lazzarini · November 8, 2014
  • Enzo M.

    Surely one of the busiest and most populated with shop of London stations

    Enzo Martinelli · October 26, 2014
  • Jennifer C.

    Big, food available. Long queue at ticket booth tho

    Jennifer Carter · October 25, 2014
  • Craig W.

    Plenty of eateries within the station but it's very busy

    Craig Wright · October 24, 2014
  • Angel G.

    All time busy station.

    Angel García · October 24, 2014
  • Endre F.

    If you have a few minutes spend it to admire the architecture. You can even spot old stained glasses from the passage to Waterloo East.

    Endre Fejes · October 5, 2014
  • ASK Gwen C.

    The best public transportation

    ASK Gwen Cash · October 4, 2014
  • Amal M.

    To Southampton 🚊

    Amal Murad · October 3, 2014
  • Christopher D.

    Don't bother with the tube if you're going across the river to Strand/Trafalgar Square. Take a walk through the South Bank and across the Hungerford bridge. It doesn't take much longer and it's free!

    Christopher Doyle · September 27, 2014
  • Emma B.

    Off to Twickenham with Mr B 😀 Come on sarries

    Emma Barnes · September 6, 2014
  • Mark W.

    For Surrey leave from low number platforms, with local trains in a loop 'clockwise' back to the high number platforms. For Berkshire leave from high numbers with local journeys reversed

    Mark Wing · August 28, 2014
  • Jack S.

    Want to view the departure boards, but don't like crowds? Escaping up to the retail balcony will give a good view of the boards, without the need to continuously dodge passers by.

    Jack Smith · August 16, 2014
  • Chelle E.

    Waiting... 🚅

    Chelle Evora · August 13, 2014
  • Theresa T 💞

    Want to get to the London Eye? This is the station for you

    Theresa T 💞 · August 7, 2014
  • Oliver S.

    So very busy, and so very large

    Oliver Shreeve · August 7, 2014
  • Jiang

    No seats to have a rest.

    Jiang · August 7, 2014
  • Fundació M.

    Winner of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 1994.

    Fundació Mies · July 25, 2014
  • Tony M.

    The larger M&S is shut for refurbishment until Spring 2015. Smaller version opposite platform 17 still open.

    Tony Morwood-Leyland · July 22, 2014
  • Rajesh T.

    I left a 10p in their pot and got an extra fill at Starbucks

    Rajesh Taylor · July 17, 2014
  • Rajesh T.

    If I want to go to the toilet, does Waterloo Station really need to fleece me?

    Rajesh Taylor · July 16, 2014
  • Martins E.

    Perfect for out of city escapes to Guildford, Surrey :)

    Martins Ezermalis · June 2, 2014
  • Greg S.

    All 39 minutes past the hour trains to Southampton, Poole or Portsmouth stop at Clapham Junction but this isn't advertised.

    Greg Sutton · June 2, 2014
  • Jim K.

    :50 to Salisbury.

    Jim Kettle · May 27, 2014
  • Jim K.

    :00 to Portsmouth Harbour. :05 to Weymouth (semi fast via Christchurch). :20 to exeter st David's. :30 to Portsmouth Harbour. :35 to Weymouth (fast via Woking).

    Jim Kettle · May 27, 2014

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