Want more recommendations of things to do before you head home from work? We’ve got you. This is week three of us working with South Western Railway to bring you the ultimate weekly guide of all the best experiences near Waterloo station that you can enjoy before you hop on your train home.
From inspiration for team socials with your colleagues, to inner city surprises and free gigs – there’s another great week ahead of you. Strike that perfect work/life balance and scroll on for some wonderful weeknight activities!
Things to do with your mates
If you’re the office social sec, we’ve got a perfect team bonding idea for you. A cocktail making masterclass at All Bar One. Not only is it a great way to celebrate being reunited with your work friends, but you can also flex some of the skills you might have learned in lockdown. Make, shake and taste all of your favourite drinks!
All Bar One Cocktail Masterclass
Price: from £25
Location: 1-3 Chicheley Street, London, Greater London, SE1 7PY
Distance from Waterloo Station: 5 min walk
Undiscovered places to explore
Craving warmer climes and beach holiday? We’ve got the next best thing to brighten up your work week, without using up your precious annual leave. Venture over to Gabriel’s Wharf, just a short walk from Waterloo Station and you’ll stumble upon a lively urban beach. Limin’ Beach Club brings a taste of the Caribbean to the South Bank, and it’s a great spot to enjoy Pina Coladas and jerk chicken with your friends. In fact, ‘Limin” is Trinbagonian for relaxing in good company with food, drink, music and barrels of laughter. Sign us up!
Limin’ Beach Club
Location: Gabriel’s Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PP
Distance from Waterloo Station: 9 min walk
Something free to enjoy
If you want to keep up with your lockdown saving habits, while still getting to do all the things you missed while stuck in the house – we’re here to tell you that yes, you can have the best of both worlds. Visit House of Vans on March 16 and enjoy a free gig with the freshest new music from four incredible artists.
Tori Sheard will kick off the night with some up-beat alt-pop tunes, followed by Nottingham’s Alfie Sharp and his epic storytelling. Sâlo brings you neo soul, old jazz, blues and native Georgian harmonies. Before finally, headline act Blind Mic closes with a set that spans jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Drum & Bass.
House of Vans – NEXT ERA: BLIND MIC | SALO | ALFIE SHARP | TORI SHEARD
Price: Free, book in advance
When: March 16 2022, doors open at 7pm
Location: Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW
Distance from Waterloo Station: 4 min walk
An SWR reward to cash in
Did you know that you can get access to exclusive offers and deals when you buy your train ticket with SWR. They’re unlocking amazing commuter perks across various venues in London (and beyond!) allowing you to cash in on great discounts, free drinks and more! Find out more here.
Each week we’re picking out one SWR Reward to help elevate your non-wfh days, and this time we’re keeping the music theme going. You can get 50% off tickets to One Night Records, the UK’s first immersive music venue. Take in a performance that goes far beyond your ordinary gig to take you on an adventure through the ages.
To help you keep your fingers firmly on the pulse of city living, South Western Railway’s winged friends, Sandy and Wes are on hand to provide their top recommendations. Sandy is a culture vulture with a love for the arts, theatre and lunching with the girls, while Wes loves clubs, pubs and going to gigs with his mates. But one thing they can both agree on is the importance of finding a good spot for a meal out with friends! They’ve joined forces to share their restaurant, café and bar suggestions for the week ahead, so you can spread your wings in style.
Wes and Sandy’s star of the week:
For mouthwateringly good Latin American food in the heart of London visit Paladar. Choose delicious dishes from across the Land, Sea and Farm. Their covered and heated Courtyard Garden is particularly cute! 4-5 London Rd, London SE1 6JZ