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.
The 'Sensorium Experience' takes Aures London far beyond the conventional events venue. By using dynamic, immersive technology and programming (incorporating the five senses) an artist or brand can connect with their audience like never before.
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.
BANH BAO BROTHERS
Banh Bao Brothers burst onto Leake Street and brought the best of Pan-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. The history of food is written by grandmas, and these brothers reckon they’ve got one of the best: Madame Bay. Her secret recipes were developed with care, love, and a healthy dose of cheekiness. Ray, the head chef and co-founder, is Madame Bay’s last student. Banh Bao Brothers honours her legacy, continues her legend, and keeps the flavours alive in London.
26 LEAKE STREET
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.
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.
Minutes from Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament, our South Bank and Waterloo neighbourhood is part of London’s cultural and creative district. Nestled along the River Thames, it is an area of incredible history, architecture, culture and regeneration.
South Bank is home to great national centres for art and culture and some of London’s finest achievements in architecture, such as the National Theatre, Southbank Centre and London Eye while Waterloo offers a vibrant and growing community courtesy of attractions like The Old Vic, Lower Marsh Market and the Florence Nightingale Museum.
Below we have highlighted some of the activities in the local area that we recommend checking out as part of your visit to Leake Street Arches.
The Vaults Theatre is London’s foremost theatre for the bold, the fresh and the fearless. Their mission is to collaborate and conspire, embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others. The 176 seat Vaults Theatre is home to London’s unconventional theatre scene and is situated in an abandoned space, in an archway beneath Waterloo station.
THE OLD VIC
The Old Vic is London’s independent not-for-profit theatre, a world leader in creativity and entertainment. Artistic Director, Matthew Warchus, is building on 200 years of creative adventure, with The Old Vic recently hailed as ‘London’s most eclectic and frequently electrifying theatre’. The Old Vic is mercurial: it can transform into a theatre in the round, a space for music and comedy, has played host to opera, dance, cinema, music hall, classical dramas, variety, clowns, big spectacles and novelty acts.
The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. They stage up to 30 productions each year, ranging from re-imagined classics – such as Greek tragedy and Shakespeare – to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theatre-makers.
HOUSE OF VANS
Embracing and fuelling creative expression through art, music, skateboarding, BMX, street culture and fashion; House of Vans offers a solid platform for the local communities to experience and engage with Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit. With creative expression at the forefront; the space incorporates an art gallery, a VansLab artist incubator space, a cinema, a live music venue, premium café and bars, not to mention a skater built and designed concrete bowl complete with mini ramp and street course.
LOWER MARSH MARKET
A short walk from Waterloo station, Lower Marsh is named after the site of the ancient Lambeth Marsh, first recorded in 1377, on which it stands. It is home to one of London’s oldest market streets. Founded in 1850, the historic Lower Marsh Market features some of the London’s most fascinating independent shops and other treasures in a growing and eclectic community.
Since opening in 2000, The London Eye has become the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction. At 135m, the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel is a beautiful symbol of modern London offering incredible views across the capital.