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.
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Aures London’s mission is to give artists the opportunity to convey their message in the most impactful way possible. By combining technology and science, Aures London creates one of a kind immersive spaces for the arts.
Aures will be home to "Sensorium", the world's first 5 sensory immersive venue for the arts and events.
Currently in beta stage, once all 5 phases (incorporating sound, light, touch, taste and smell) are complete, Sensorium will offer world class technology for fully immersive events.
In the meantime, this blank canvas event space within a seven-metre high exposed brick arch offering over 2,000 square feet of floor space and capacity for up to 150 seated or 300 standing, provides the perfect venue for product launches, photoshoots, presentations and corporate parties.
The Lost Rivers Brewing Co. was born following an lively chat with a wise old man about the Lost Rivers of London. Inspired by his tales, not only was the brewery named after the Lost Rivers but also the ales being produced.
Lost Rivers Leake Street will become the brand's flagship site. This 1,200 capacity multi-purpose venue will house the Lost Rivers Brewery; serving beer, directly from the barrel, to the pump and into pint glasses.
This standout feature is flanked by three stunning arched cellars, incorporating a destination bar, a cafe, an open kitchen and two blank canvas live event spaces.
The Banh Bao Brothers are bursting on to Leake Street Arches, and bringing Vietnam with them. 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 these brothers reckon they’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, the head chef, co-founder, and one half of the Banh Bao Brothers, is Madame Bay’s last student. Together, they 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. #HumansOfLSA interviews introduce the people bringing Leake Street Arches to life as well as others who are living or working in the area. 'Brief Intro To’ offers a simple overview on topics of interest for urban dwellers. 'Meet and Graff' interviews highlight the artists working in the local graffiti community. 'Ten Top' explores the graffiti world through set categories while regular 'News Flashes' keep visitors up to date on the latest Leake Street Arches activities.
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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.
London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. These House Rules> are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone.
In the same way the walls of Leake Street offer an ever-changing canvas of art, Leake Street Arches will offer a diverse and exciting programme of events.
Adding to the range of immersive theatre productions, music gigs, films, masterclasses and parties that our neighbours, The Vaults and House of Vans, put on throughout the year, Leake Street Arches events will celebrate urban culture in both the newly opened businesses and in the tunnel itself.
If you are interested in holding an event (including photo shoot or film shoot) at Leake Street Arches, please complete this Authorisation Form> and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.