Leake Street Arches
Leake Street Arches
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Leake Street Arches is a celebration of urban art, dining and entertainment live from Waterloo. Eight former railway arches next to the famous Graffiti Tunnel have been brought back to life to provide a curated collection of independent restaurants and bars that capture the essence of urban culture. Head to Leake Street Arches to fuel your creativity and leave your mark. Businesses operating at Leake Street Arches include: Aures London Banh Bao Brothers Draughts Rat Bar 26 Leake Street
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Waterloo • 3 min walk
  • Embankment • 10 min walk
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neet181
Salisbury, UK346 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
The art was phenomenal and we found it so amazing. The only down side was the strong smell of spray paint, which is of course understandable but after time did give us a headache.
Written 23 November 2023
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Flashback2024
12 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
If you are visit the London Eye, then this is about 5-7 minutes walk from there. It is a long tunnel with graffiti on the wall. It changes all the time. The closes station is Waterloo, but you can also take a longer walk from Westminster Bridge.

There are bars and places to eat. It does smell of chemical from the graffiti. You can cycle through here, but just check for broken glass. The area is safe and plenty of tourists who come to see the artwork.
Written 13 November 2023
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Ian H
Gravesend, UK77 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Was just Fantastic! So much Amazing street art! Worth popping into see if you near. We saw artists at work. Such a colourgul & vibrant place where you will definately take photos!! Loved it!
Written 8 October 2023
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rlee2000
East Northport, NY104 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
I highly recommend walking through the Leake Street Arches. The graffiti art is amazing and is ever changing. There are also some cool places to eat and drink.
Written 28 September 2023
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Craig M
San Francisco, CA14 contributions
Aug 2023
A must visit! And you must book the graffiti workshop with Marc. The whole family had a blast exploring this hidden gem. And Marc was amazing! He was smart, funny, and encouraging while we made our own mark in London. One of the best moments of our trip. Highly recommend!
Written 21 August 2023
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Jigs28
Jamnagar, India303 contributions
Aug 2023
What a hidden treasure. An artistic gem. Despite living in London for 35 years, had never heard of this place. Fantastic creativity and art work on display, for free. I heard it changes on a daily basis, which is spectacular. Very well lit, easily accessible from Waterloo and free - a must to pop in and view. Highly recommended
Written 19 August 2023
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Stephen A
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The best thing we did in London.
Mark was so engaging, passionate and inspiring. The tunnel was a fantastic place to be with modern art hystory and ability to add our own creations.
Loved it
Written 14 August 2023
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FamilyofFiveSF
San Mateo, CA113 contributions
Jul 2023
Leake St Arches are a secret tunnel covered with vibrant graffiti under the Waterloo train station.
This is where the famous artist, Banksy, had invited urban street artists to create their amazing canvases.
We happened upon this place with a tour and my young teenager loved it.
Written 5 August 2023
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bm230199
Sheffield, UK47 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful tunnels with so much culture and pretty art. We found it a little hard to find at first but there are signs and basically just follow the graffiti. It's one of those places where you notice new things each time you walk through it. Beautiful piece of culture in London.
Written 21 July 2023
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Missy_Kayles
Poole, UK207 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Tucked away near the London Eye, a great spot if you appreciate graffiti. Take a wander through the tunnel and enjoy all the artwork.
Written 31 May 2023
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