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The VaultsThe Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events. Prime among them is the annual Vault Festival, an eight-week arts festival at the beginning of the year which encompasses 300 or so shows with a wide-ranging programme of fringe theatre, immersive performances, live music, discussions and late night parties. Approach the maze of underground tunnels via the Leake Street entrance and you'll encounter a long tunnel covered in street art, popular among urban artists and often used for photoshoots. Urban grit at its finest.

 

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Divine ProportionsDivine ProportionsDivine ProportionsRenowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience that brings together feast and fetish. Based on the story of Dionysus, God of Wine and Merriment, the immersive event takes the ancient Greek myth as a starting point and offers an exploration of female beauty and s2018-12-11T00:00:00+00002019-01-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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event > Theatre > Specialist
PRICING  £30-£55
DATES  11th September 2018 to 12th January 2019
Renowned for hosting quirky and immersive events, the Vaults keep up the tradition with Divine Proportions, a unique dining experience that brings together feast and fetish. Based on the story of Dionysus, God of Wine and Merriment, the immersive event takes the ancient Greek myth as a starting point and offers an exploration of female beauty and s... More about this event
 
Evelyn Mok: Farts In ProgressEvelyn Mok: Farts In ProgressSharp-wit from the Swedish comedian as she tests out new material.2019-01-23T20:15:00+00002019-01-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Evelyn Mok: Farts In Progress
Glenn Moore: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Glenn MooreGlenn Moore: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Glenn MooreGlenn Moore from Mock the Week and Absolute Radio presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept.2019-01-23T20:40:00+00002019-01-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Glenn Moore: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Glenn Moore
PramkickerPramkickerOld Trunk's unflinching look at what it means to be a modern woman who don't want children.2019-01-23T18:10:00+00002019-01-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Pramkicker
The Great EmptinessThe Great EmptinessIsa Bonachera's galactic theatre piece, using a planetarium projector to take you on a guided tour of the cosmos.2019-01-23T22:00:00+00002019-01-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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The Great Emptiness
Fool BritanniaFool BritanniaDan Lees and Neil Frost takes you back to school for an hour of absurdity.2019-01-23T21:10:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Fool Britannia
Jim Campbell: Work-In-ProgressJim Campbell: Work-In-ProgressThe award-nominated comic tests out new gags and punchlines.2019-01-23T21:45:00+00002019-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Jim Campbell: Work-In-Progress
17.17.Wildcard's piece about the challenges, expectations and reality of what it's like to be a 17 year old in modern times.2019-01-23T19:30:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Blue DepartedBlue DepartedAnima Theatre Company's surreal play which explores addiction.2019-01-23T18:25:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
Category: event
 
Blue Departed
Dangerous LensesDangerous LensesPapercut Theatre's thriller about a recluse whose curiosity over her new neighbours turns into obsession.2019-01-23T19:20:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Vaults, 10  Leake Street      SE1 7NN
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Lambeth North Tube Station
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  28% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 1 minute from The Vaults
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  41% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  39% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
With attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on its doorstep as well as Covent Garden and the West End just a short walk ... More
 
 
 
 
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Near The Vaults
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Vaults
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect place ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House Of VANS London
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arches 228-232 Station Approach Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
In the midst of Leeke Street tunnel, one of the biggest graffiti canvases in London, and opposite The Vaults you'll find House of Vans, ... More
 
 
 
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Florence Nightingale's London Walk
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Tuesday 11th December 2018 - 10.30am
The Vaults, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
Attractions & Museums, Guided Tour....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rumpelstiltskin
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th December 2018 to 6th January 2019
The Vaults, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
Award-winning Australian theatre companies Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company South Australia present the UK premiere of their unique spin on the fantastic fairytale Rumpelstiltskin. ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The American Clock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th February to 30th March 2019
The Vaults, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Vaults
Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play, The American Clock, comes to The Old Vic this February. Presented by visionary director Rachel Chavkin - known for the Hadestown musical ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Vaults
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the new ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and watch ... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction. A ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Vaults

The best shops and markets near The Vaults
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Vaults
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
County Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Ichi Sushi and Sashimi Bar
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
200 Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
Japanese Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Joel
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
First Floor, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Vaults
French Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 12 minutes from The Vaults
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 16 minutes from The Vaults
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 17 minutes from The Vaults
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Vaults
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Vaults

The best pubs near London The Vaults.
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Vaults
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Vaults
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes from The Vaults
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes from The Vaults
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Vaults

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Vaults.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Vaults
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Vaults
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 
 
 

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Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 3 minutes walk from The Vaults

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 1st September 2019 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 3 minutes walk from The Vaults

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Grand Christmas Classics
Grand Christmas Classics
Seasonal | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

Countryfile co-host and TV favourite Matt Baker presents Grand Christmas Classics at the Royal Festival Hallpromising a programme of joyous ...More

 
Granny's Attic
Concerts | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

The trio plays a range of English, Irish and Scottish traditional music as well as their own compositions. Support comes ...More

Grand Christmas Classics
Concerts | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

Matt Baker presents the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Toby Purser, and joined by soprano Natasha Jouhl, tenor Alexander James ...More

The Balkanoes
Music | On 14th December 2018 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

Balkan nine-piece, mixing Eastern European and Jewish music, traditional klezmer and Romani rhythms....More

Winter at Southbank Centre
Winter at Southbank Centre
Seasonal | Until 6th January 2019 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from The Vaults

Two brand new family shows are at the heart of this year's Winter programme at the Southbank Centre. The award-winning ...More

 
A Christmas Carol
Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

Old Vic Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Vaults

Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to ...More

Space Shifters
Space Shifters
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

The Hayward Gallery 6 minutes walk from The Vaults

Thousands of litres of recycled oil form a waist-high horizon that surrounds you as you walk down a gangway through ...More

 
The Convert
The Convert
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

The Young Vic 7 minutes walk from The Vaults

Black Panther star and Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira - also known for her role as Michonne in The Walking Dead ...More

 

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Meridian Water
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Meridian Water is a major £6 billion, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

Mamma Mia! The Party
Mamma Mia! The Party
Theatre | From 29th August 

The O2 Arena

Be immersed in the world of sunshine and ABBA songs as Mamma Mia! The Party ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Quartermark
Dance | From 1st March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company, entering its 25th year, makes the first of its final two visits to Sadler's Wells. The company presents two new works and ...More

Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel
Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel
Dance | From 16th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Filling the Sadler's Wells stage with 7,500 litres ...More

 
Les Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The Hommelettes
Les Antliaclastes: Waltz Of The Hommelettes
Theatre | From 15th January 

Barbican The Pit

Masked performers, sound, music, automatons and sculptural puppets ...More

 
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers
Theatre | From 25th March 

Barbican Centre

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy "is riveting as ...More

 
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

Barbican Art Gallery

One of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Lee ...More

 
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 11th May 

Piccadilly Theatre

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, the critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy transfers ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | From 6th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, ...More

 
The Moon
The Moon
Exhibitions | From 1st July 

National Maritime Museum

Not just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition ...More

 
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Drinking 

Parallel to Frank's Cafe on the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar ...More

 
Dabbers Social Bingo
Dabbers Social Bingo
Entertainment 

The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime ...More

 
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Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

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