Waterloo Roundabout


July 5, 2017

Proposals have been developed by Transport for London (TfL) and Lambeth Council to create a new greener public space and an upgraded bus station by the removal of Waterloo roundabout and a wider pavement on Waterloo Road to improve the area and encourage more people to walk and cycle and use public transport. We are proposing:

  • A new public space at Waterloo, created by removing the roundabout, to reduce the dominance of traffic and allow people to better enjoy the area
  • A sense of place created by a tree-filled public square
  • A new focal point for Waterloo, helping build on it as a cultural destination and support regeneration and growth
  • Segregated cycle lanes, widened footways on Waterloo Road and more direct accessible crossings for a healthier and safer environment for people to walk and cycle more
  • To keep buses and traffic moving through the area by moving bus stops on Waterloo Road and banning the right turns from Waterloo Road into Stamford Street and from Concert Hall Approach (except for buses)


The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.


We expect the proposals would result in changes, both positive and negative, to journey times for motorists, bus passengers and cyclists once complete. You can see our plans and have your say on the website at tfl.gov.uk/waterloo-roundabout or at one of these events:

  • Monday 10 July from 12pm to 7.30pm Level 3 Blue Side, Festival Hall (with the exhibition staying until end of Wednesday 13 July)
  • Wednesday 26 July from 12noon to 7.30pm St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, opposite the IMAX (with the exhibition in the Church for that week)
  • Thursday 10 August from 12pm to 5.30pm Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road, near Lower Marsh market
  • Sunday 13 August 10am to 3pm Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, opposite Southwark tube (with the exhibition in the reception area for the following week)


Subject to the outcome of this consultation, should we proceed with these proposals, we would look to start construction in late 2019 for a period of up to 18 months. We are aware that there is a lot of construction in the Waterloo area and these changes are likely to cause further disruption. TfL and Lambeth Council would work with the local community, SBEG, WeAreWaterloo and surrounding developers to coordinate works and deliveries to minimise this impact as far as possible.


Please submit your views by Sunday 20 August 2017.