A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

I like Lower Marsh in Waterloo.

Although it’s smack bang in the centre of London, with the bustling railway station just yards away, it retains a 1960s feel, with traditional old school shops and cafes rubbing shoulders with chi-chi new interlopers.

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

With its sign displaying a telephone number that is at least 15 years out of date (071 numbers vanished in 1995), the gloriously named Chunnel Bar bears the nickname of the Channel Tunnel, which opened in 1994 and ran to Waterloo station until 2007.

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

There’s been a street market on Lower Marsh since the mid-nineteenth century. At its peak, it stretched all the way from Blackfriars to Vauxhall.

There’s always been a lot of homeless folks centred around Waterloo – you can see a guy sleeping to the left of the picture.

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

Old fashioned shop frontage.

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

Lower Marsh runs to the east of Waterloo station, and you can catch sight of the large mainline station by  Launcelot Street.

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

Lounge 34 bar, Lower Marsh, SE1.

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

It looks like your classic British greasy spoon, but you can expect tasty Thai food inside – you can bring your own booze  too if you’re heading to this good value restaurant.

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

Cubana is a long standing Cuban bar/restaurant on Lower Marsh.  I’ve enjoyed the odd cocktail there!

A walk along Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London

At the northern end of Lower Marsh is Spur Road, which leads up to Waterloo station.

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