Roupell St

South Bank

The backstreets of Waterloo hide some amazing architecture. Roupell St is an astonishingly pretty row of low-rise workers' cottages, all sooty bricks and brightly painted doors, dating back to the 1820s. The street is so uniform it looks like a film set. The same architecture extends to Theed and Whittlesey Sts, which run parallel to Roupell St to the north.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby South Bank attractions

1. Hayward Gallery

0.28 MILES

Part of the Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery hosts a changing roster of contemporary art in a 1960s brutalist building. It doesn't have a permanent…

2. One Blackfriars


New kid on the Bankside block, this 52-storey tower is called 'the Vase' by some for its unusual shape while others prefer 'the Tummy' or 'the Pregnant…

3. Leake Street Arches

0.31 MILES

A grungy road under Waterloo station seems an unlikely place to find art, theatre and restaurants, but Leake St is the latest of London's railway arches…

4. Southbank Centre

0.32 MILES

Southbank Centre, Europe's largest space for performing and visual arts, is made up of three brutalist buildings that stretch across seven riverside…

5. London Eye

0.44 MILES

It’s hard to imagine South Bank without the London Eye (officially named the London Eye after its current sponsor), the world’s largest…

6. Sea Life London Aquarium

0.44 MILES

Mostly geared towards kids, the Sea Life London Aquarium includes a shark tunnel, ray lagoon and Gentoo penguin enclosures that will keep little ones…

7. Bankside Gallery

0.45 MILES

Home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, this friendly, upbeat place has no permanent collection, but there are…

8. County Hall

0.45 MILES

This grand building (1922) with a curved, colonnaded facade was the home of the London County Council, and later the Greater London Council, until 1986…