Leake Street Arches
Although you may not realise, South Bank as an area stretches back further than just the Thames river side. Leake Street Arches, below Waterloo Station, is an eclectic mix of spaces, from the skate ramps of House of Vans to live music and theatre spaces in 26 Leake Street and The Vaults as well as a variety of restaurants. What's really memorable about Leake Street, however, is the fact it's one huge tunnel of street art, where graffiti artists work away day and night. As a result, the arches are a constantly evolving canvas that draws the finest street artists in London to express themselves, meaning on any given day you'll see something completely new. Before 2008, Leake Street was nothing more than the taxi waiting point for the former Waterloo Eurostar terminal, but world famous artist Banksy helped turn the tunnel into an exhibition space that has stayed as a tribute to urban art ever since!