Postcards from Waterloo

People browsing the south bank book sale

Join HB Reavis in celebrating London’s Waterloo for the chance to receive a hand-crafted piece of art, inspired by your own stories!

HB Reavis is the international workspace provider behind the redevelopment of 1960s office building Elizabeth House, adjacent to London Waterloo Station. This autumn, they are carrying out a campaign to unearth special memories of London Waterloo and the area in collaboration with Morley College London, whose tradition of education in the visual arts dates back decades.

Whether you’ve grown up in Lambeth, spent weekends with family exploring the Southbank Centre or met the love of your life by the river, they want to hear from you.

For the chance to receive a portrait or illustration, produced by the skilled art students of Morley College London, all you have to do is share your favourite memory of Waterloo and the South Bank.

Artwork inspired by Cyril Johnson's local story

Artwork inspired by Cyril Johnson's local story

Cyril Johnson has worked in Waterloo for over 20 years, and in that time has watched the area transform.

Inspired by his journey to work, the Leake Street Arches and the international crowds he has watched pass through Waterloo Station, Cyril’s portrait reflects the passing of time, and his memories of the area.

Postcards from Waterloo - submissions open!

How can you get involved?

HB Reavis will select a number of memories that will be used to inspire a series of artworks. Together, they’ll shine a spotlight on Waterloo, past and present.

If your memory is selected, they will introduce you to a student from Morley College London. You’ll work together as they transform your story into a memorable piece of art.

Everything will culminate in a celebratory exhibition of the area, with all artworks displayed at Morley College London in summer 2023.

Following the exhibition, you’ll be able to keep the piece inspired by your memory as a keepsake to treasure forever. The artworks will live on when they are reprinted on the hoarding that will soon surround Elizabeth House, where One Waterloo will be delivered in the next few years.

Don't miss your chance to submit your story by 1 December here!