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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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
Jan
23
Wed
VAULT Festival 2019
The Vaults, Leake St, London
Time: Weds & Thurs: 17:30 – 01:00, Fri 17:30 – 02:00, Sat 14:30 – 03:00, Sun 14:30 – 00:00
Admission: From £5
Starts on
Jan
23
Wed
Kompromat
Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday to Sunday: 19:40 - 21:00 Sunday 16:40 - 18:00
Admission: £15
Starts on
Jan
23
Wed
Mother: A Comedy Sketch Show
Crescent - The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: 18:15
Admission: £6.50
Starts on
Jan
23
Wed
Open
The Vaults Theatre- CAGE, Leake Street, Lambeth
Time: Wednesday to Sunday: 19:50 - 20:50 includes Sunday matinee: 16:50 - 17:50
Admission: £15.00 tickets includes booking fee
Jan
25
Fri
SORRY at The Vaults
Cage - The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: 22.45
Admission: £10 in advance
Jan
26
Sat
Vault Festival 2019 Launch Party: Hype Time
Time: 22:30 - 03:00
Price: £10
Location: The Vaults
Starts on
Jan
27
Sun
i will still be whole (when you rip me in half)
The Pit, The Vaults (Crescent), Leake Street, London
Time: 18:20 - 19:20
Admission: £12
Starts on
Jan
30
Wed
Astronaut
The Vaults Theatre, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday to Sunday 18.20 . Matinee on 2nd (Saturday) February 15.20
Admission: £12
Jan
30
Wed
Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.
The Vaults, Leake Street, Lambeth
Time: 20:40 - 21:40
Admission: £10.00
Starts on
Jan
30
Wed
Fight Night
VAULT Festival, The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: 19.00 & 21:00
Admission: £22.00
Starts on
Jan
30
Wed
SALAAM at VAULT Festival 2019
The Cavern, The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: 18:00 - 19:00, Plus extra show from 15:00 - 16:00 on 3 February
Admission: £15
Starts on
Jan
30
Wed
Yours Sincerely
The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday - Sunday: 18.25
Admission: £12
Jan
31
Thu
Alison Thea-skot & Kat Bond: Work In Progress
The Vaults Festival, 10 Leake Street (Theatre entrance on Launcelot Street), London
Time: 22:00 - 23:00
Admission: £6.50
Starts on
Feb
2
Sat
Greyscale
Vault Festival, Leake Street, London Bridge, London
Time: Runs Wednesday to Fridays from 18:30 - 21:30 (5 shows every half an hour) Weekend shows run from 15:00. Only 10 tickets per show.
Admission: £10
Starts on
Feb
2
Sat
Greyscale
Vehicle Venues, VAULT Festival, The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday – Saturday: every 45 minutes 18.30 - 21.30 Sunday: every 45 minutes between 15.00 - 21.45
Admission: £10
Starts on
Feb
6
Wed
Young Corbyn: An Origin Story
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday to Sunday: 22:00 - 23:00
Admission: £10 (on the door or pre-booked) 2-4-1 deals are available
Starts on
Feb
6
Wed
I Would Like to Get to Know You
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Time: 18.15 10th Feb also at 15.15
Admission: £12.00
Starts on
Feb
6
Wed
Bleach
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Time: Monday to Sunday: 19:20 - 20:20 (+16:30 on Sunday)
Admission: £15
Starts on
Feb
6
Wed
Jade City
The Vaults Theatre, Leake Street, London
Time: 21.00 Daily, 16.30 Sunday matinee
Admission: £13.50 Group discounts available
Starts on
Feb
6
Wed
The Good Landlord
The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday to Saturday 18:00 - 19:00 Sunday 15:00 - 16:00 and 18:00 - 19:00
Admission: £14.50 in advance and on the door
Starts on
Feb
13
Wed
Marmite
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Time: Wednesday: 19:40 - 20:40 Thursday: 19:40 - 20:40 Friday: 19:40 - 20:40 Saturday: 19:40 - 20:40 Sunday: 16:40 - 17:40, 19:40 - 20:40
Admission: £15 (£13.50 + booking fee)
Starts on
Feb
13
Wed
Marmite
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Time: Wednesday to Saturday: 19:40 - 20:40 Sunday: 16:40 - 17:40 & 19:40 - 20:40
Admission: £15 (£13.50 + booking fee)
Starts on
Feb
13
Wed
Grant Busé: Touché Busé (VAULT Festival)
The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: 22.00
Admission: £12
Starts on
Feb
13
Wed
Landscape (1989)
Brick Hall, The Vaults (Crescent), Leake Street, London
Time: 18:10
Admission: £12.00
Starts on
Feb
20
Wed
VESPERTILIO at VAULT Festival 2019
The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday to Sunday 19:30 - 20:30 Additional Matinee at 15:00 Saturday 23rd
Admission: £15
Feb
22
Fri
The MMORPG Show III - Scruffy Looking Nerd-Herder
The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London
Time: 22:30 - 23:30
Admission: £8.50
Starts on
Feb
27
Wed
Artemis at the Vaults festival
The Vaults Theatre, Launcelot Street, Lambeth, London
Time: Sunday to Sunday: 21:00 - 22:00 Sunday the 3rd matinee 16:30 - 17:30
Admission: £15.00 pre buy tickets
Starts on
Feb
27
Wed
Holly Morgan: Is A Witch, Get Her!
VAULT Festival, The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: 19:45 - 20:45
Admission: £12.00
Starts on
Mar
6
Wed
Bobby & Amy
The Vaults, Leake Street, London
Time: Wednesday to Sunday: 19:50 - 20:50 Sunday matinee: 16:50 - 17:50
Admission: £15 online and on the door Limited 2-for-1 offer via the StageDoor App
Starts on
Mar
15
Fri
Finding Fassbender
VAULT Festival, The Vaults, Leake St, Lambeth, London
Time: 18:10 - 19:10 (15th and 16th) 15:10 - 16:10 (16th)
Admission: £12 online and on the door




"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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