WBSA is located in central London, at the southern end of Westminster Bridge and provides residents with spectacular views of some of the capital’s famous landmarks.
Look North East over Waterloo Station’s famous old roof and you will see the distinctive shape of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, still visible between the modern blocks of offices and apartments.
A church has stood on this site in the City since AD 604 – the present church dates from the late 17th century and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
Look East toward the City and you will see 2 of London’s newest buildings. The Leadenhall Building – more commonly know as the Cheesegrater – is the highest building in the City at 225m high and was opened in 2014.
Just to the right is No 20 Fenchurch St – know by many as the Walkie Talkie Building. Also opened in 2014, it was originally going to be much taller but was scaled down so that it didn’t impact too heavily on nearby St Paul’s.
Looking East gives you a great view of London’s most iconic new building – The Shard. At 309m tall, The Shard is currently the tallest building in the European Union and has a public viewing gallery on the 72 floor – well worth a visit!
To the right, in the distance you can also see Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands.
Looking South East it is possible to see all the way to the iconic television transmitter mast at Crystal Palace 12km away. Closer to WBSA is Elephant and Castle, named after the old coaching inn that once stood there. ‘The Elephant’ is one of London’s up and coming areas and home to some of the city’s top clubs as well as London South Bank University.
You can identify its location thanks to the distinctive 43-storey Strata residential block just to the south with its 3 enormous wind turbines at the top.
Right on our doorstep is London Waterloo Station – with 94 million passengers a year passing through, it is Britain’s busiest railway station. In the foreground is the original International Rail Terminal where the Eurostar used to run from, before it moved to its new home at St Pancras.
Behind the station you get a sweeping view of the City of London skyline.
Looking West you get the most famous view of all. Westminster Bridge stretching across the River Thames to Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster – more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament.
Behind you can clearly see the roof of the gothic Westminster Abbey - traditional place of coronation and burial of the Kings and Queens of England.