Leake Street Arches

Leake Street Arches

Leake Street is the place to be in London for a unique, cultural and colourful experience

Also known as the "Banksy Tunnel", the Arches are home to London's longest graffiti tunnel and are a major hotspot for legal street art and graffiti. The graffiti art adorning the walls is constantly changing, with new artworks regularly replacing older ones, making it a dynamic and vibrant place to explore for fans of urban art.

But it's not just the street art that makes Leake Street so lively, there's also a number of restaurants, bars, entertainment spaces for you to enjoy. There's also events and workshops taking place all year, so be sure to keep an eye on what's going on at Leake Street Arches. 

24 Leake Street,
Greater London SE1 7NN
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How to find us

Leake Street Arches incorporates Leake Street (the graffiti tunnel) and a new pedestrianised walkway connecting Leake Street to Westminster Bridge roundabout. 

If approaching from Waterloo, you can access Leake Street Arches from York Road, Waterloo Station Approach Road or Lower Marsh. 

If approaching from Lambeth or Westminster, you can access Leake Street Arches from Westminster Bridge Roundabout or Westminster Bridge Road. The entrance is next door to the Park Plaza County Hall.

By car: 

Please note, car parking is not allowed at Leake Street Arches. 

The nearest car park is Britannia Parking on Upper Marsh. (from £6 per hour). 

By train: 

Head to Waterloo Station or Waterloo East Station and we are a five minute walk away.

By tube: 

Waterloo and Lambeth North underground stations are a five minute walk away.  Northern (Charing Cross Branch), Jubilee or Bakerloo lines to Waterloo or get the Bakerloo line to Lambeth North.

By bus: 

24 hours service routes: 12, 53, 148, 159, 341 & 453. 

Day service routes: 77, 211, 381, 507, C10 & RV1. 

Night services routes: N109, N155, N381

By bike: 

Bike racks are provided within Leake Street Arches. Santander Cycles nearest stand is on Lower Marsh,  a one minute walk

By boat: 

Waterloo Pier-London Eye is a five minute walk away with London River Services passenger boats along the Thames