COVID-19 Update - Wednesday 15th July


Leake Street Arches remains open to members of the public. Steps have been taken to ensure the safety of those using the tunnel, including relevant signage, a one way system and an increased cleaning schedule. These measures are being reviewed regularly in line with the latest guidance. LCR tenants that have restarted trading, including Mamuśka! and Banh Bao Brothers, are also adhering to Government guidelines on social distancing and cleanliness. The #LeakeStreetLIVE Summer Programme is primarily virtual, but in-person events are planned for August, subject to any future Government restrictions in response to Covid-19. Every participating event organiser is required to complete a thorough risk assessment. 

Eat, Drink, Paint and Play at Leake Street Arches; a celebration of urban art, dining and entertainment located underneath Waterloo Station.

Eight former railway arches have been brought back to life to provide a community of independent restaurants, bars and entertainment spaces that are united by their approach to celebrate the creativity of urban culture.

Adjoining London's longest legal graffiti wall on Leake Street (which has made its name as a democratic cultural venue for street art) Leake Street Arches is an exciting street-culture led destination.




UPDATE: In light of the ongoing Government response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Leake Street Arches is continuing with a virtual #LeakeStreetLIVE programme throughout July and August to provide online urban entertainment whilst supporting the creative community. As a destination that celebrates creativity, we are keen to continue the support of independent musicians and artists with our online entertainment programme. We will stream graffiti tutorials every Thursday via our IGTV account. and will hold our first #LeakeStreetLIVE music festival on Saturday 15th August, also on Instagram. Watch out for further updates.

From August, we will be resuming our immensely popular in-person graffiti classes with street artist SOFLY. Classes will only take place is Government guidance allows these to resume and attendance will be reduced to allow for social distancing and the safety of participants.

No upcoming events at the moment



Aures London has developed a state-of-the-art audio system to create one of the best sounding venues in Europe. With a wide range of audio experiences, including true stereophonic, soundstage, binaural and 3D audio, the listener is immersed in the purest sound quality.



Banh Bao Brothers burst onto Leake Street and brought the best of Asian cuisine with them. You’ll find familiar favourites with a twist, vigour and freshness you never knew they had whilst dishes you’ve never heard of will bring you back to the flavours you know and love.

Opening Hours
Mon: 5pm to 12am (midnight)
Tues to Thurs: 12pm (midday) to 12am (midnight)
Fri and Sat: 12pm (midday) to 1am
Sun: 12pm (midday) to 9pm


Having opened London’s first board game café with its Hackney home in 2014, Draughts Waterloo provides a social entertainment venue, offering a huge range of board games alongside high-quality delicious food courtesy of the kitchen. With a team of knowledgeable and friendly staff to help customers select from a library of over 800 games, Draughts Waterloo also serves up innovative cocktails, craft beer and exciting wines for those late-night sessions. 

Opening Hours 
Mon: 12pm (midday) to 12am (midnight) 
Tues to Fri: 10am to 12am (midnight) 
Sat: 10am to 1am 
Sun: 10am to 12am (midnight)


Mamuśka! Polish Kitchen and Bar creates food a Polish mother would be proud to serve. This massive, industrial venue born of steel, brick and concrete offers a different vibe to its previous home in Elephant and Castle, but the menu remains as reassuringly authentic and value-packed, as ever. With seating for 200 and a platform bar area for after-dinner drinks, Mama looks forward to welcoming you home. 

Opening Hours 
Sun, Mon & Tues: 11am to 10pm 
Weds & Thurs: 11am to 11pm 
Fri and Sat: 11am to 12am (midnight)



26 Leake Street will undertake 3 phases of work; converting 4 separate arches into London’s finest brewery, bar, restaurant and live event space. 

The 1200 capacity venue is currently available as a fantastic blank canvas to hire for events. 

The full 26 Leake Street experience will be available from 2020.



Tunnel Rules

London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. These Tunnel Rules are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Events, Filming and Photography

If you are interested in holding an event (including photo shoot or film shoot) in the public spaces of Leake Street Arches, please complete this Authorisation Form and send to

If you are interested in holding a private event at one of the businesses in Leake Street Arches, please contact the business directly or email us on and we will introduce you.

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