Waterloo Lives!


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Did you know Waterloo was the site for England's first circus?

Or that during the Blitz, church services at St John's Waterloo continued in the open-air?

Over the last weekend of September, a three-day, pop-up exhibition will open to the public in the heart of Waterloo.

Visitors will be able to step inside St John's for a unique exploration of Waterloo's dramatic history, with an 'Immersive Blitz' theatre performance bringing it all to life.

From Waterloo's emergence from a soggy marsh in 1680s to the development of South London's earliest pubs (where Samuel Pepys knocked back his favourite pints), through two devastating world wars, the transformational Festival of Britain and right up to the present day, Waterloo has been the focus of conflict, commerce and culture. Ten timeline boards will usher visitors through the turbulent past.

Immersive Blitz Theatre - Sun 2pm

Creative Curve theatre company will offer a glimpse into how women experienced the second world war, with an immersive 15-minute performance, featuring air-raid sirens.

Waterloo, Morley & The Blitz - Fri 1pm & Sun 2.30pm

A history talk by Elaine Andrews of Morley College

  • Fri & Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 1pm-6pm
  • FREE


St John's Waterloo
73 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY
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