A dog stands still in the wet sand watching as a man stops to adjust his coat against the wind. Lush undergrowth in the forest lit by the early morning sun. Quiet calm fields in the foggy morning.

Noise and bustle. People hurrying to catch trains. A tannoy announcement to speed up the flow. Coffee smells intermingle with the cheap burger. Fuss, noise, discord.

Both at Waterloo Station at the moment.


Up on the newish mezzanine floor within Waterloo Station can be found prints from this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

Dozens of images of the winners and commended entries from this year’s competition are being exhibited, including the winner of the Network Rail sponsored ‘Lines in the Landscape’ award, which rewards the best image taken of Britain’s railway network.

It’s a good way to while away a few moments between tube and train, or as a destination in its own right. A stationary pause to admire the countryside that seems to utterly empty in this reputedly overcrowded land of ours.


The free exhibition is now running until 28 February 2015 – open whenever the station is open.

A small stand with a selection of previously commended entries ran in London Waterloo during 2013 but this is the first time that Network Rail and London Waterloo station has hosted the full competition exhibition. It has previously been held at the National Theatre, which is undergoing redevelopment.



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  1. Susan says:

    I have visited this exhibition every year since discovering it existed. I preferred it at the National because it is WARMER! Or pick a different time of year!

  2. Wendy Martin says:

    Please can anyone tell me what kind of mobile hanging installation this is? Thanks in advance Wendy

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