Tate Modern across the bridge in Waterloo

Tate Modern across the bridge in Waterloo

Easy Offices lists 13 serviced offices in the Waterloo area. A popular location for businesses, Waterloo Station offers access to three London Underground lines: Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo. It is also a transport hub for the South West with train connections available to Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset.

With theatres along the Southbank and the option of a run or stroll along the river, here are four ways to make the most of your evenings, lunch or office breaks in and around Waterloo.

Take in the view at the London Eye

Added to the city skyline in 2000, the London Eye is one of the best ways to rise above it all and take in the capital.

London Eye wheel in the distance, with trees covered in blue light in foreground

London Eye at night

The cantilevered observation wheel, often mistakenly referred to as a Ferris wheel, has 32 capsules, one for each boroughs. With each capsule moving 26cm per second and one rotation of the wheel taking 30 mins, there is plenty of time to reflect on your thoughts and to observe the monuments of the city, including Big Ben and St Paul’s.

Add in the ability to see as far as Windsor Castle (nearly 25 miles away) on a good day and you can feed your eyes at lunchtime, and all within easy walking distance of the station and your serviced office.

A popular place for wedding proposals (more than 5,000), the London Eye, conceived by David Marks and Julia Barfield, has proved a huge success with the British public and tourists alike. It has quickly become one of the most iconic markers of the city, and the Waterloo area.

With the wheel turning 7668 times a year, travelling the equivalent of the capital to Cairo it is time to grab a seat and go round.

Get poetic at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre

On Level 5 of the Royal Festival Hall is the Poetry Library. Set up by the Arts Council in 1953, the library holds more than 200,000 items including magazines, DVDs and audio.

Going back to 1912, dive into the largest collection of modern poetry in the UK. You also have the option to borrow material, brush up on literary genius and be inspired to record your own.

The Southbank Centre itself is often booked for various events so it’s worth wandering down on your lunch break to see what’s on in the evenings and in the coming months.

Play up at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in Waterloo

Shakespeare's Globe, Interior

Shakespeare’s Globe, Interior

The rebuilding of the Globe Theatre was a long held vision of Sam Wanamaker, an American actor and director. Wanamaker, who acted in Shakespeare plays including Othello and Macbeth, set up the Shakespeare Trust in 1970, but died before the new Globe was opened in 1997.

The original Globe Theatre was constructed in 1599, but was burnt down when the theatre caught fire during the production of Henry VIII in 1613. Rebuilt in 1614, the second Globe Theatre had a longer lifespan, nearly 30 years, before it was closed under the Puritans in 1642.

Now up and running again, with a permanent exhibition, tours and a host of Shakespeare plays, discover the playwright and actor within at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Find your abstract side at the Tate Modern

With an art collection of more than 70,000 pieces the Tate has four galleries to showcase its work: Britain, St Ives, Liverpool and the Tate Modern

Formerly the Bankside Power Station, the conversion of the power station into the Tate Modern, has cemented the building’s status as one of the best places to see contemporary art.

Famous for its installations in Turbine Hall, including sunflower seeds from Ai Weiwei and Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth which featured a crack spanning the length of the floor, the Tate Modern has long been a promoter of cutting edge artwork.

With a new extension recently opened, work your way up to see some of the world’s best artists, as well as a picture perfect view of the City of London.

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