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London Waterloo Railway Station (WAT)

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  • Alexandru S.
    "Be aware of the long walk from Northern, Bakerloo to Jubilee line."(7 Tips)
    James T.
    "The "stars and stripes" from bagel factory is delicious"(5 Tips)
    James B.
    "Charing Cross or London Bridge"(5 Tips)
    Alex R.
    "Best food and coffee is at Benugo on the top level opposite Boots"(16 Tips)
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  • Annie H.
    Annie Hicks4 days ago
    From Rail to Tube - long walks. Far to many pigeons in the main hall.
  • Edwin T.
    Edwin Tan1 week ago
    One Big City Railway Station
  • Yukari
    YukariAugust 6
    Big station but really convenient, having M&S in station. Was really convenient!!
  • Bob S.
    Bob SmithMay 20
    There is no such thing as an amazing railway station. Is there?
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerMarch 14
    Been here 5+ times
    A little tired compared to other london stations
  • Peter C.
    Peter Curnow-FordMarch 2
    Been here 25+ times
    Food outlets
  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    There's a lot of facilities here
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarberFebruary 10
    Been here 25+ times
    Sports bar on upper level if you want to watch something while waiting for a train, with wings and pints
  • Jennifer
    JenniferOctober 27, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The worst. Escape people constantly banging into you by diverting to the second level.
  • Clark G.
    Clark GilliesOctober 15, 2016
    Iconic train station. Plenty of shops and snack bars
  • Risto P.
    Risto PikkupeuraSeptember 26, 2016
    In the heart off the city
  • kiptrip
    kiptripSeptember 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nightmare during rush hour. If you need the Jubilee line, avoid this station and walk for 7 mins to Southwark instead.
  • Alexandru S.
    Alexandru StoicaSeptember 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Crowded. Be aware of the long walk from Northern, Bakerloo to Jubilee line.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HilarySeptember 17, 2016
    Great places to sit and wait upstairs.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaAugust 22, 2016
    Bathrooms cost $$
  • Danai F.
    Danai FassouliAugust 9, 2016
    Eazy to find you're gates and central.
  • Bilge U.
    Bilge UJuly 9, 2016
    More spacious than other stations in London
  • TsuiRen C.
    TsuiRen CloverMarch 13, 2016
    It's 30p for the public toilet.
  • Owen
    OwenOctober 16, 2015
    Very busy.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Train services to South West England
  • Kuba G.
    Kuba GołackiJuly 4, 2015
    There are some pieces of art under the bridges, just outside the building.
  • EArchitect
    EArchitectJuly 2, 2015
    Overground self service ticket machines are upstairs. Underground ticket machines are downstairs. You cannot purchase overground rail tickets downstairs with the ticket machines.
  • Medwayz
    MedwayzJune 25, 2015
    Excellent selection of coffee locations - a flat white & sausage muffin from Benugo make a great combination early in the morning.
  • David
    DavidJune 18, 2015
    Huge but well organized. Easy to find your way.
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GilesJune 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Do your best not to find yourself here at 5am. Freezing cold and nowhere to sit/lie down.
  • Jacques
    JacquesMay 13, 2015
    Nearest mainland station to the London Eye. Only a short walk to the South Bank
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusApril 15, 2015
    Large with plenty of shops. Make sure you have the right platform!
  • Nigel G.
    Nigel GlasgowApril 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Too bloody busy
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    So busy in the mornings but good selection of shops and restaurants
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Luke M.
    Luke MarshMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the tube entrance at the Platform 14 end of the station. Has the most lines running through here
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongFebruary 21, 2015
    There's a McDonalds at the bottom of the escalators!
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnsonFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Convenient for central London. Just walk over the bridge.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 19, 2015
    Large and very busy mostly. Keep your wits about you and keep moving!
  • Avril J.
    Avril JiaoDecember 24, 2014
    It can gets you everywhere. And if you feel bored, can always visit Foyle's and read a book:)
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FeeneyNovember 30, 2014
    Good selection of shops and eateries.
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LazzariniNovember 8, 2014
    I love wasabi and pret-a-manger
  • Andrea L.
    Andrea LazzariniNovember 8, 2014
    Plenty of coffee shops and fast food/take away restaurants
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Surely one of the busiest and most populated with shop of London stations
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarterOctober 25, 2014
    Big, food available. Long queue at ticket booth tho
  • Craig W.
    Craig WrightOctober 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Plenty of eateries within the station but it's very busy
  • Angel G.
    Angel GarcíaOctober 24, 2014
    All time busy station.
  • Endre F.
    Endre FejesOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DoyleSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Mark W.
    Mark WingAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So very busy, and so very large
  • Jiang
    JiangAugust 7, 2014
    No seats to have a rest.
  • Fundació M.
    Fundació MiesJuly 25, 2014
    Winner of European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 1994.
  • Rajesh T.
    Rajesh TaylorJuly 17, 2014
    I left a 10p in their pot and got an extra fill at Starbucks
  • Martins E.
    Martins EzermalisJune 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect for out of city escapes to Guildford, Surrey :)
  • Greg S.
    Greg SuttonJune 2, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    All 39 minutes past the hour trains to Southampton, Poole or Portsmouth stop at Clapham Junction but this isn't advertised.
  • Jim K.
    Jim KettleMay 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    :50 to Salisbury.
  • Jim K.
    Jim KettleMay 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    :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).
  • Erdi K.
    Erdi KaracaMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There are a number of places to dine or simply buy some drinks. If you are looking for a cheap place to buy some food or bottle drinks, there is M&S simply food or WhistleStop towards the platform 1.
  • Mark v.
    Mark van de StreekFebruary 27, 2014
    Costa Coffee is in the middle right behind the Information desk
  • Louise B.
    Louise BullFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    New Foyles in town. Get here early and indulge with a book and a coffee upstairs
  • Gareth A.
    Gareth AllenDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't buy anything from the vending machines - most of it is past it's sell by date....
  • Steve D.
    Steve DowneDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't buy wine at Benugo it's £6 a small glass !
  • Scotty 2.
    Scotty 2hottyNovember 20, 2013
    Going to Paris? You're at the wrong station. The French just couldn't handle getting off at Waterloo! LOL
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GaraiOctober 30, 2013
    To many shops snd Pop up boutiques so the traveling public can trample on each other. Commercialism gone mad.
  • Clare M.
    Clare Moore-BridgerOctober 23, 2013
    Avoid at rush hour, purgatory.
  • Russell A.
    Russell AveryOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Tourists: never stand on the left side of an escalator. Londoners will eat you alive.
  • ❤️🐝Nhag .
    ❤️🐝Nhag 👠💄September 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For chedule go to : http://m.journeycheck.com/southwesttrains?action=getDepartureBoards&from=GLD&to=WAT&savedRoute=true&incidentsType=DEPARTURE_BOARD
  • Mike D.
    Mike DoveSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Bar and grill burgers are well worth a try.
  • Akin O.
    Akin OSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you check the train timetables when you get to the station.
  • Cath R.
    Cath Rocha DaviesAugust 19, 2013
    It is always a very busy station.
  • Tony M.
    Tony Morwood-LeylandAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Lookout for giveaways and tasting sessions.
  • Ian
    IanAugust 11, 2013
    The transformation of this station in the last 30 years is amazing! And there's more ro come. It still retains many of the original features alongside the modern architecture.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AndersonAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's like a greenhouse in the summer. Try travelling naked to help you cool down
  • David L.
    David LockhartJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The beer house ( pub by the jubilee line) has free toilets
  • Becky D.
    Becky DoddsJune 28, 2013
    They have two of most shops here! I hope you like M&S...
  • Geoff H.
    Geoff HuckleJune 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The ATMs by WH Smith get busy. Try the ones down the escalators by the Waterloo Road exit, the ones by Lush (if you can stand the smell) or the ones in the bureau de change.
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • John T.
    John TaylorJune 23, 2013
    Peroni is 5.25 a pint in the champagne bar, you have been warned!
  • Mark T.
    Mark TillisonJune 12, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Beware idiots walking across platforms whilst reading books :/
  • Gemma T.
    Gemma ThomsonJune 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you need to buy tickets from the machines on a Friday, do so in the morning. By evening the station is packed, and queues run 7-8 people deep at each ticket machine.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GunterJune 1, 2013
    Great selection of platforms, I'm a big fan of number 15.
  • Jit G.
    Jit GarchaMay 24, 2013
    Always carry change for the loo! :/
  • William A.
    William AbreuMay 17, 2013
    I have always love public transportation back in the USA but wow Europe is 10x better.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RocheMay 16, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Catch a train and buy stuff while waiting. Or just catch a train or just buy stuff. I bought a mothers day gift from the soap shop once.
  • Mei S.
    Mei SuenMay 16, 2013
    If using suburban trains, you can use your oyster card up to zone 9, saves you money.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah Wait-SillettMay 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fastest way to central London, Waterloo East to Charing Cross and you get to look over the river to St Paul's
  • Dana P.
    Dana PooleApril 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Lost and found: if you don't remember the exact date when you lost it, forget trying to get it back. They won't even attempt to help.
  • Dean C.
    Dean CalvertMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The starbucks on the lower concourse near McDonalds and the Jubilee line takes Starbucks card and is cheaper than the one on the main concourse
  • Carl B.
    Carl BurtonMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    You need Matrix reactions to walk through the concourse in the morning and evening peaks
  • Jason G.
    Jason GrantMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get into a train early to pick any seat you want.
  • Michaela C.
    Michaela C-HMarch 21, 2013
    Sometimes, trains leave this station in time!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GrantMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a long walk from Underground exit to platform 1-4.
  • Fiona C.
    Fiona ClokeMarch 19, 2013
    Head to Wasabi opposite platform 1 on concourse for healthy sushi/hot food options
  • David K.
    David KMarch 9, 2013
    Carluccios is your best option for coffee here - up the stairs
  • Lawrence P.
    Lawrence PerryMarch 7, 2013
    A great place for networking as this is thoroughfare full of people in a hurry who often have to wait in lines
  • British Transport Police
    Save 61016 in your phone before leaving Waterloo – you can text us about any non-emergency incidents on your train journey (in emergencies dial 999). http://j.mp/text61016
  • Noah Y.
    Noah YoungFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    NEVER run up a stable esculator. The leg ache is unbearable... even 6 hours later
  • Laura C.
    Laura CapilloFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the pigeons!
  • Phill H.
    Phill HopkinsFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Look out for people looking up at the time boards and not where they're going!!!
  • Andy M.
    Andy MooreFebruary 7, 2013
    The taxi rank may appear long but it moves quickly.
  • Darren S.
    Darren SmythFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mcds large latte for 1.79 is recommended.
  • Charlotte F.
    Charlotte FisherFebruary 1, 2013
    Don't let Krispy Kreme lure you into obesity...
  • T H.
    T HJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Michael K.
    Michael Kiruba-RajaDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It should be legal to thump people who have their face buried in their Metro or smartphone when you're trying to get to your next train on time.
  • Louise d.
    Louise de PausNovember 28, 2016
    Op de Zuidoever
  • Gulsen O.
    Gulsen OzerSeptember 18, 2016
    Gözlerime inanamadım
  • Paolo A.
    Paolo AFebruary 22, 2015
    Centralissima stazione da cui partono i treni della Southwest, tra cui quello per Windsor & Eaton
  • Simone S.
    Simone SilvaSeptember 11, 2013
    Incrível como os funcionários são antipáticos!!!!
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