Thursday 14 February 2013 4.05pm
I know that there is a large Waitrose being built right now under 'The Place' next to the Shard. It's not a mini Waitrose either (but not a huge supermarket).
You can see the enormous green 'Waitose' sign if the doors are open to the construction site as you enter London Bridge Underground station (from the south/hospital/St. Thomas street level entrance). I also had confirmation that is will be a Waitrose from a friend in the planning department.
It should be open this year, the same time as 'The Place' is ready for tenants.
The area is in desperate need of a larger supermarket, the Tescos on Tooley Street
has a better selection of goods than anything else within walking distance however with the number of residents in the SE1/Southbank area its amazing there isn't a single large supermarket! I cant wait till they start to open.