Leake Street Arches is a celebration of urban art, dining and music 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.
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LSA Pop Up
Opened on 1st December 2017, the Leake Street Arches Pop Up is a unique events space that can host events for up to 150 seated or 300 standing.
As vibrant, gritty and exciting as its surroundings the LSA Pop Up boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including innovative lighting and a Pioneer Pro Audio speaker sound system, favoured by the world’s leading clubs, that offer guests a powerful, rich and immersive audio experience like no other.
The pop up’s raw, industrial surroundings are complemented by light and mirror installations dedicated to music and up-cycled functional art by Cristina Reyes, an award-winning artist who uses hand-drawn characters and typography to create surreal worlds filled with hybrid creatures and whose work has been exhibited around the world, Kensington Palace included.Fresh seasonal cocktails prepared by London's top mixologists are complemented by an equally exciting, and versatile, food menu courtesy of the brilliant Ginger Jar, whose incredible creations put them in a class of their own. Ensuring that any gathering held at the LSA Pop Up is a truly experiential event is a stunning array of scented candles by Azzi Glasser. A multi-award-winning perfume designer, Azzi has created fragrances for some of the most iconic personalities, events and brands. With some of the world’s top DJs signed on to the project, and the benefit of a late licence, the LSA Pop Up is an event space without equal. The Leake Street Arches Pop Up will be available for private hire only from 1st December 2017 until spring 2018. Click HERE OPEN>
1st December 2017
The Italian Job
With three branches in Chiswick, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill, the Leake Street Arches branch of The Italian Job will offer a delectable selection of coffee, gourmet pizza and Italian craft beer
Banh Bao Brothers
Banh Bao Brothers is bursting on to Leake Street Arches, and we’re bringing Vietnam with us. Smuggling in new flavours from the old country, you’ll find familiar favourites with a twist, vigour and freshness you never knew they had, and dishes you’ve never heard of bringing you back to the flavours you know and love.
The history of food is written by grandmas, and we think we’ve got one of the best: Madame Bay. Her secret recipes were developed with care, love, and a healthy dose of cheekiness – all important ingredients when you’re cooking a banquet for 13 children every day!
Ray, our head chef, co-founder, and one half of the Banh Bao Brothers, is Madame Bay’s last student. Together, we will be honouring her legacy, continuing her legend, and keeping the flavours alive in London.
The #LeakeStLIVE blog offers insight into both urban culture and the local area. The ‘Ten Top…’ series highlights the artists and artwork in the graffiti community, ‘A Brief Intro To…’ offers a simple overview of wider topics of interest and #HumansOfLSA introduces some of the characters living and working in the local area.
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In 2008, infamous Street Artist Banksy organised the ‘Cans Festival’ in the Leake Street Tunnel solidifying its reputation within the street art community. The festival brought together 30 artists who adorned the walls with their work, transforming a piece of dull city landscape into a vibrant and exciting art gallery. Since then, the tunnel has become a haven for artists around the world, keen to leave their mark on the city. As one of the only legal walls in the UK, everyone is welcome to express their creativity on this constantly changing canvas.