Lambeth Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Lambeth

Stretching from the Southbank of the Thames to suburbs of Clapham and Streatham, this is a vibrant, exciting area to live and work.

Lambeth lies in inner London and is the fourth most densely populated area in the country and has one third of it's residents from ethnic minority communities. Within Lambeth lie young and vibrant centres such as Brixton and Clapham as well as the more residential suburbs of Streatham and Norwood. The borough is dominated by younger people and a population that is highly mobile and transient. It has become very popular amongst young professionals due to it's proximity to central London, good night life and more affordable property prices. Despite this influx of well-off professionals, there are still significant pockets housing poorer communities with higher unemployment and greater social needs, notably some council housing estates within Brixton, Steatham, Clapham and Tooting.

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Must see attractions in Lambeth

Clapham Common

Clapham Common SW4 7AJ
The London Eye

The South Bank SE1 7PB
Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road SE1 6HZ

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Lambeth

Brixton
Located centrally in South London, Brixton is in the London Borough of Lambeth. Brixton has become renowned for the six large housing estates that account for most of the population in this region. Fr...
Clapham
Clapham has a long and interesting history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times when it was known as Clappa’s farm. During the seventeenth century, the rich gentry of London began to build fine country ...
Kennington
In 1337, Edward III donated the manor of Kennington to his son, the Black Prince. After Kennington was transferred to the Prince he had a large palace built for himself, the site of which is now Black...
Lambeth
Originally, Lambeth was nothing more than marshland, but during the 19th century the region's population boomed due primarily to its convenient location within easy travelling distance of Central Lond...
Stockwell
Less than two and a half miles away from the centre of London, Stockwell is still considered part of inner city London in the London Borough of Lambeth. Stockwell is located centrally between several ...
Streatham Hill
Meaning the ‘hamlet on the street’, Streatham is a suburb of London located in the London Borough of Lambeth about five and a half miles south of the city centre. It is thought that the Romans had...
Vauxhall
Located in inner city London, Vauxhall is part of the London Borough of Lambeth. The history of Vauxhall is somewhat uncertain as there is absolutely no mention of the district in the Domesday Book. E...
Waterloo
Waterloo refers mainly to London’s Waterloo Railway Station and the area immediately surrounding the station. Waterloo is a vital thoroughfare for most commuters from the South and is situated conve...
Streatham
Poor Streatham hasn’t had it easy; the 1980s saw vast amounts of people moving out to neighbouring Kingston or Croydon, the high street suffered the closure of many shops, leaving empty units, and i...
Norwood
Vast sections of South London remain unknown and unexplored by North Londoners due to their lack of a tube, which has resulted in both parties turning their noses up at each other when given the oppor...
Lower Marsh
Lower Marsh became a designated conservation area in 1984, as the shop frontages situated here retain architectural elements from the 19th century, when it was regarded as the commercial hub of the ar...

Neighbouring Boroughs

City of Westminster
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Croydon
The largest of London's boroughs by population, Croydon lies at the southern point of outer London and has the town of Croydon at its heart. Originally described as a small market town in the Domesday...
Wandsworth
Wandsworth, lying west of central London is a largely residential area and wealthier than the London average. It is a vibrant area made up of many young and middle-aged professionals and families and...
City of London
Not just a borough but a City in it's own right, this is the Small but perfectly formed economic powerhouse of London, UK and Europe. Residential housing is sparce as offices and retail outlets domina...
Southwark
Southwark is an inner London borough that fronts the river Thames and is home to extensive commerce, business and entertainment. The north of the borough has been transformed in the past ten years. Th...
Bromley
Bromley is the largest London Borough by area and as such has many contrasting sides in landscape and people. The growth of the railway system in the nineteeth century turned the northern half of the ...
Merton
Come here for the world's most famous tennis tournament. Strong socio-economic differences between working class Mitcham in the East to wealthy Wimbledon in the West...

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