This Railway Station is part of the National Rail Network. For train times and ticketing information, please visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Opened in 1848 as Waterloo Bridge Station, it grew in such a chaotic way (16 platforms, 10 platform numbers) that it was a running joke amongst Londoners, and had to be completely rebuilt in 1899.
The main entrance to Waterloo Station is the Victory Arch, a memorial to employees of the London and South Western Railway staff killed in the First World War.
Take NO prisoners when trying to walk across the front of the concourse... Otherwise you'll never get anywhere! (Not that this annoys me on a daily basis... Honest!!)
Smile. Just a little.
Instead of getting the tube to Charing Cross or Embankment, try the walk across the river via the footbridge. Great views of London and good break from being underground.
The main train timetable creates a flashmob in front of main platform access in which normal human eticate is not observed. Feel free to Tut. Push and Barge into other folk...everyone else does :-)
Look up the platform numbers on your mobile using
M&S Simply Food at Waterloo Station is open until midnight on weekdays - useful if you're going home late and looking for some good food.
Try and get your seat as soon as the platform number comes up. And avoid the mass war that prevails therin especially at rush hour when heading towards Southampton or Winchester
Most tickets to WATERLOO are classed as London Terminal - so you can travel to Charing Cross or London Bridge for no additional charge
Wasabi is great for late night noodles. Low price, high quantity!
Don't lick the platform floor. It's dirty.
The first recorded woman detective worked here. On 29 May 1924, Ada Atherton was recruited as a 'female detective' at Waterloo station. She went on to complete over 25 years police service.
Don't stand up 10 mins before your train gets into the station. It's annoys everyone and is so very British.
When there are the inevitable delays on the SWT network play a fun game of spot the staff member as all station staff seem to run for the hills and hide doing everything they possibly can to avoid doi
Look out for muggles.
No matter where you stand you will always be in someones way!
The ATMs on the platform level often have queues. There is another ATM near the Jubilee line escalator from the station.
World capital of ambling crabwalking twittery
Try and be patient and courteous to your fellow travellers, we all have to get to work just the same :)
London's biggest Boris bike rack is located just behind the station.
You need to check out the "Fire Station" pub next door. Great place!
grab a coffee from the bagel factory. not bad and just 99p
Whoever came up with the saying 'the iq of a crowd is indirectly proportionate to the number of people in it' had Waterloo station in mind.
Free to pee in the pub I just ask for the code at the bar!
Nearest mainland station to the London Eye. Only a short walk to the South Bank
Your ticket to London Terminals will allow you to get a train from Waterloo East to Charing Cross & London Bridge
Try the underground subway at peak times- usually quicker than fighting through the main concourse
Krispy kreme does great coffee and it is cheaper than the usual suspects.
Go outside to coffee bars!! Inside station are always long queues!! Southbank only 3 mins away! Festival hall 3 mins too!
Wasabi isn't the greatest sushi but it is the only one in waterloo! A nicer alternative to pastys and burgers.
There is a Sainsbury's in Waterloo Road, the cheaper alternative to M&S
You need Matrix reactions to walk through the concourse in the morning and evening peaks
The Android version of Google Maps gives you an indoor map of the station. Very useful if you want to locate shops / platforms etc. in the station.
Have fun with commuters by standing around in groups blocking entrances and exits
This is my new stomping ground and they are building a second floor within the station. They even have a Starbucks now as well.
Don't even THINK about buying a pasty from the West Cornwall Pasty Co. and then getting on a train in rush hour!
30p to pee now - inflation!
Most gate line staff don't really know what they're doing. Tell them your oyster doesn't work & they just let you out.
Look where you are going!
The best train system in a third world country.
Last train always smells like burger king. Might swell join in
Drinks at boots near the old Eurostar terminal are much cheaper than the other kiosks.
What's the rush! Have a coffee, tea, a pint or some chocolate, just have a mini break to catch up with yourself :)
Grab some noodles at Wasabi and walk across the Hungerford Bridge to Embankment - can't beat the views, especially at night!
Around here we saw a 21% increase in people with problems related to dismissal from work last year and 31% of all problems related to benefits.
Download the National Rail app to get to your platform before others do and avoid the rush. It also tracks the live location of your train.
Always sit near the front of your train when arriving to ensure a swift exit in the morning!
Make room for us folk with folding bromptons!
If you inadvertently tap out from an overground train gate using your Oyster card, the chaps in the ticket booths in the Underground station will refund it on production of your paper train ticket.