a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions

Waterloo East

Zone 1 National Rail & Underground

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London Offers & Links

London Eye

One of the world's tallest observation wheels, offering breathtaking views of London.
Open please see website.

London Dungeon

Experience a 90 minute journey through 1000 years of London's murky past.
Open please see website.

London Aquarium

One of Europe's largest collections of global marine life with more than 2 million litres of water and themed zones housing over 500 species.
Open Daily from 1000.

Florence Nightingale Museum

The story of Florence Nightingale who became famous for leading the nurses caring for thousands of soldiers during the Crimean War. She was also a health reformer and campaigner who made nursing a respectable profession for women.
Open closed until further notice, see website.

Waterloo and Westminster map

Westminster Abbey ¾ mile

The 700 year old Abbey with its impressive gothic architecture has played an important part in British history. It has been the coronation church since 1066. Over 3000 people are buried here and there are many monuments and memorials. Museum. Gardens.
Open M-S 0930-1530, Sun for worship only. Closed for national events and royal occasions, please check the website.

Jewel Tower EH ¾ mile

Built to house Edward III's personal treasury, the tower is the sole survivor of the private royal quarters within the medieval Palace of Waterloo. It has housed the House of Lords records and the national Weights and Measures Office.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFSSu 1000-1700. Nov-Mar, SSu 1000-1600.

Churchill War Rooms ¾ mile

The original Cabinet War Rooms, the wartime bunker that sheltered Churchill and his government during the Blitz. The historic rooms reveal their once secret history and the stories of those who worked here. The Churchill Museum covers his life and legacy. Café.
Open Daily 0930-1800.

Banqueting House ¾ mile

Created in 1622 by Inigo Jones, the Banqueting Hall is the only surviving part of the great palace of Whitehall. It was created for court entertainments and has a magnificent Rubens ceiling.
Open see website.

Household Cavalry Museum ¾ mile

A behind-the-scenes view of the working stables through a glazed partition. Treasures from ceremonial uniforms, royal standards and gallantry awards, musical instruments, horse furniture and Fabergé silverware.
Open WThFSSu 1100-1600.
Changing the Guard for dates and times see

Garden Museum ¾ mile

Housed in an old church, the displays and exhibits celebrate the art, design and history of gardens. The garden contains the tomb of John Tradescant, the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history. Events and exhibitions programme. Café.
Open Daily 1000-1700.

These attractions are also within walking distance of Westminster Underground station and Charing Cross station.

London Bus Map (printed or digital)

London City Walks

Walk London Map & Guide, including Royal Parks and Thames Path

Thames Path in London walking guide

London Loop walking guide