London Area Guides
Waterloo Area Guide
Our area guide to Waterloo gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE1
Dominated by Waterloo Station, however in the past few years developers have renovated the ugly office blocks turning them into swish modern apartments to cater for the growing demand for inner city living.
Property Types & Architecture
A number of new refurbished apartment blocks, also there are still some very pleasant narrow streets of Victorian cottages around Waterloo.
Shopping & Entertainment
The West End is close enough to do any serious shopping.
There is no shortage of things to do in the SE1 area, and being so close to the West End and the South Bank there is a huge amount of choice.
Parks & Commons
There are few wide open spaces, but a couple of small parks, namely Jubilee Gardens and Gerald Mary Harmsworth Park. Obviously the river walk on the South Bank is lovely.
Who lives here?
Young professionals and MPs who want the West End and Westminster on their doorstep.
Guide to Waterloo transport links
- Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (Zone 2)
- Deptford Bridge (Zone 2, Zone 3)
- Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3)
- Lewisham (Zone 2, Zone 3)
- Woolwich Arsenal (Zone 4)
Bermondsey (Zone 2)
Borough (Zone 1)
Canada Water (Zone 2)
Jubilee LineLondon Overground
Elephant and Castle (Zone 1, Zone 2)
Bakerloo LineNorthern LineBakerloo LineNorthern Line
Kennington (Zone 2)
Lambeth North (Zone 1)
London Bridge (Zone 1)
Jubilee LineNorthern Line
North Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3)
Oval (Zone 2)
Southwark (Zone 1)
Waterloo (Zone 1)
Bakerloo LineJubilee LineNorthern LineWaterloo & City Line
Waterloo Local Authorities
Waterloo is is represented by Lambeth Council, Southwark Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Waterloo Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Waterloo area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Waterloo & Exam Results
Schools in Waterloo fall under the Lambeth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Waterloo by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Waterloo
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