Three days of fashion, food and music at Waterloo, 15 – 17 November14 November 2012
The Network Rail and South West Trains alliance is bringing three days of themed entertainment and demonstrations to Waterloo station, celebrating the best in fashion, food and music.
- Three days of fashion, food and music, 15-17 November
Starting on Thursday 15 November, anyone visiting Waterloo station will be greeted with a host of Christmas offers and live shows from the exciting brands found there (see full schedule below).
Passengers and station visitors will be able to enjoy themed live shows and demonstrations from 16 exciting in-station brands, with live music on Saturday from some of London's best up and coming bands.
They will be able to try wine and beer tasting with The Cabin or Sports Bar and Grill, get a pre-Christmas party polish with an old-fashioned shoe shine from Thomas Pink, or learn the perfect gift wrapping technique with Paperchase.
Exclusive offers on hundreds of Christmas gifts and products will apply across Waterloo station's retailers, including luxury gifts, discounts and offers on food, drink and beauty treatments.
The festival follows the completion of a £25 million rejuvenation project at Waterloo including a new 220 metre balcony to improve access routes to Waterloo East, which is also home to a new collection of boutique and high street brands.
Charlotte Frost, a regular commuter at Waterloo, said: "I've been commuting through Waterloo for years and it's so refreshing to now have such a wide choice of shops available. I don't often get time during the working day to think about shopping so having so many options on my commute is really convenient."
It's the first in a series of events that will bring to life stations with music and entertainment for passengers. The festival spirit will journey onto Kings Cross, which will play host to an evening of shopping and live music on Thursday 6 December with special offers and discounts available throughout the station.
Thursday 15 November - Live Fashion
10:30 Talk on heritage - Kiehl's
11:35 Kobo demo – WHSmith
12:40 Free engraving – Links London
13:45 Colour readings – Lush
14:50 No.7 skincare and make up advice - Boots
15:55 Gift wrapping – Paperchase
17:00 Shoe shiner – Thomas Pink
18:05 Fashion event and prizes to be won - Joules
Friday 16 November – Live Food
10:30 Chocolate sampling and competition - WHSmith
11:35 Tastings and free giveaways – Yo! Sushi
12:40 Sandwich and cake tasting – Benugo
13:45 Free doughnuts and coffee – Krispy Kreme
14:50 Free chocolate tasting – Hotel Chocolat
15:55 Heineken beer sampling – Sports Bar and Grill
17:00 Wine tasting and cocktail making – Cabin
18:05 Food and mulled wine tasting – Carluccio's
19:10 Craft beer and food tasting – The Beer House
Saturday 17 November – Live Music
10:00 Lily McCauley
11:00 Tom James
12:00 Stir of Echoes
13:00 Lucy Kitchen
14:00 Sean McGowan
15:00 Stone Them Crows
16:00 The Widowmaker
18:00 Grant Sharkey