Championing South Bank

We are the force that gets things started and makes things happen.

Influence & representation

We bring together both public and private institutions and help them find common cause to protect and enhance this unique area for the benefit of all.

We engage decision-makers for South Bank to influence decisions affecting our neighbourhood, regularly raising issues with local MPs, the Mayor of London and the boroughs.

We amplify our members’ voices in meetings with those in power as we press for improvements to infrastructure and the public realm and for backing for growth of the retail, health, education and culture sectors.

Below are some examples of how we have created opportunities to gather and channel influence, and elsewhere on this site you will find examples of the projects we have been able to deliver as a result.

Partners we work with

South Bank and Waterloo Partnership

Partnership, chaired by the two local MPs, coordinates efforts to transform the South Bank and Waterloo area, in particular, its public realm, environment and the facilities available, and has been at the forefront of exciting development, positive transformation and meaningful change for London’s cultural heart since 1995.

South Bank & Waterloo Neighbours (SoWN)

A voluntary organisation that brings together the people who live in South Bank and Waterloo, small and large businesses, the cultural organisations for which the area is famous, community groups and local workers. SoWN wrote the Neighbourhood Plan (2020) and organise the Neighbourhood Forum.

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South Bank Business Improvement District

South Bank BID is a voice for South Bank businesses with over 300 levy payers that fund and support a number of public realm services, including enhanced security, cleaning and refuse collection and help to promote South Bank as a leading visitor destination and as the cultural heart of London. The BID is delivered by South Bank Employers' Group.

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South Bank and Waterloo Forum

A quarterly public neighbourhood forum organised by SoWN, chaired by the two area MPs, Florence Eshalomi and Neil Coyle, and attended by local councillors. Council officers, developers and others are invited to present their proposals for the area, and Forum attendees to ask questions and express their views.

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Become a Member

Join our growing list of partnership organisations in South Bank, Waterloo and Blackfriars committing to improving the area for everyone.