Monday 9 October 2006 3.27pm
It seems that Waterloo Road
- south of the Old Vic - is being lined up for at least 3 new hotels.
Firstly, at 284-302 Waterloo Road
, planning permission is pending for hotel use (rather than flats and commercial as previously) on the recently demolished site at the far southern end (near St Georges Circus).
Then a conversion to a hotel is also planned for ST GEORGE'S HOUSE, 195-203 Waterloo Road
And lastly, further north at No. 157 (opposite the ambulance centre) in Lambeth Council
's area, there are plans to demolish the existing building and build a 500 room hotel.
This should do wonders for the local restaurant trade etc, although perhaps some of the local shops will eventually morph into souvenir shops.
I found this particularly surprising as Eurostar will soon depart Waterloo, but hey, Waterloo Road
is far mor convenient than some of the new hotels they have built toward Vauxhall.