The Vaults

Arch 233, Leake Street, Waterloo, London

All In London Says...

This eerie space under Waterloo's arches hosts exhibitions, shows and pop-up restaurants

All In London

Fine dining with a hint of exhibitionism at POPDown ...

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Address: Leake Street
Waterloo
London
SE1 7NN
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Private Clubs
Region:Waterloo
Nearest Station:Waterloo
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About: The Vaults is a blank canvas of a space, situated in the underground world below Waterloo station. With over 30,000 sqft of original Victorian vault space and brickwork across eight arches and with a total capacity of 1000, this is the perfect location for private parties, filming, theatre productions, and a myriad of other things!

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Try a hands-on dining experience

We recommend the POPDown Supper Club by Cuisson

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The tunnels underneath Waterloo station were once owned by The Old Vic theatre company, who used the space for film premieres and events like the fundraiser for a Bill Clinton-supported charity. Now under the ownership of House of Vans, it's a skate park meets arts complex complete with graffittied walls. There are film screenings, skating lessons, exhibitions and performances - the latter have included a re-telling of the kids' horror books Goosebumps.


What's On

Starts on
Jan
3
Thu
Escape The Jacket
Unit 9, VAULT Festival, Leake Street London
Time: Monday to Friday 18:00 - 22:30 Saturday and Sunday 15:00 - 22:30 Teams of up to 4 every 45 minutes
Admission: £15
Starts on
Apr
4
Thu
Cocktails in the City
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Time: Daily: 18:00 - 00:00
Admission: From £15




"Fine dining with a hint of exhibitionism at POPDown ..."

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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Running for a limited time (until January 2016), POPDown is an interactive supper club housed in the Vaults at Waterloo. Hosted by Cuisson, a gourmet catering crew of talented chefs with experience at the likes of La Gavroche and the Fat Duck, this is laid back haute cuisine.

Now, if you’re us – the type who likes nothing more than finding a quiet corner in a restaurant – then the word ‘interactive’ might set alarm bells ringing. But, the level to which you indulge your sense of adventure at POPDown is up to you. Stay seated or get involved. Starting the evening with an apple pie cocktail in the basement bar, we are then summoned to the mezzanine, emerging from the relaxed, dimly lit space to arrive up a staircase into a bright, immaculate dining area.

Served over four courses, the food is the main event here. Think slow-cooked brisket with ‘tea gravy’, pickled/fermented vegetables and delicate mackerel plated up with a range of garnishes by your own hand. We recommend that you try the interactive element because there is nowhere else that you can get this close to chefs of this quality at work. Removing the stuffiness of fine dining and placing it in a supper club environment means that even though the food is refined, there is a relaxed and entertaining aspect to the evening that you don’t often find. Seated in between strangers, served four courses with flowing wine; it’s just like being at someone’s wedding – only without the speeches.


T.A.O reviewed The Vaults on Tue 24 Nov 2015
Review disclosure: reviewer was invited to review

"The POPDown experience is a bit like being at a wedding... without the boring bits"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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Running for a limited time, POPDown is an interactive supper club housed in the Vaults at Waterloo. Hosted by Cuisson, a gourmet catering crew of talented chefs with experience at the likes of La Gavroche and the Fat Duck, this is laid back haute cuisine.

Now, if you’re us – the type who likes nothing more than finding a quiet corner in a restaurant – then the word ‘interactive’ might set alarm bells ringing. But, the level to which you indulge your sense of adventure at POPDown is up to you. Stay seated or get involved. Starting the evening with an apple pie cocktail in the basement bar, we are then summoned to the mezzanine, emerging from the relaxed, dimly lit space to arrive up a staircase into a bright, immaculate dining area.

Served over four courses, the food is the main event here. Think slow-cooked brisket with ‘tea gravy’, pickled/fermented vegetables and delicate mackerel plated up with a range of garnishes by your own hand. We recommend that you try the interactive element because there is nowhere else that you can get this close to chefs of this quality at work. Removing the stuffiness of fine dining and placing it in a supper club environment means that even though the food is refined, there is a relaxed and entertaining aspect to the evening that you don’t often find. Seated in between strangers, served four courses with flowing wine; it’s just like being at someone’s wedding – only without the speeches.


T.A.O reviewed The Vaults on Tue 17 Nov 2015

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