A guide to living in Lambeth
Originally an area of marshland, Lambeth now finds itself as one of the best located urbanised centres in South London. Just a mile from Charing Cross, as well as offering many living options, the area is just a stones throw from some of the capitals premier tourist attractions.
Lambeth is very close to the banks of the River Thames and is often considered the number one area to go for a riverside walk. Many of these walks climax at London’s South Bank, a cultural hub with food, music and some great events.
“Victorian terraces and Docklands apartments are perfect for first and second time buyers looking to own property extremely close to central London.”
Opposite the Palace of Westminster is Lambeth Palace, a Grade I listed building, the palace is particularly stunning. It is the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, but there is also plenty to do here, the church at the front entrance is now the Garden Museum and the palace also houses the Lambeth Palace Library.
Described as a ‘thriving 24-hour metropolis’, the area has a generous amount of bars, pubs and restaurants. For shoppers, South Lambeth and Brixton cover all the necessary ground from markets to shopping centres.
Many large houses have been converted into flats acting as a good source of quality affordable property. Alternatively, there are Victorian terraces and Docklands apartments perfect for first and second time buyers looking to own property extremely close to central London
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Eating & Drinking
The Ragged Canteen has a solid local reputation as a ‘foodie haven’, serving organic food and brilliant coffee the café also offers a range of loyalty rewards – so before long you’ll be enjoying a free piece of cake. The Queen’s head has a lively crowd and is a pioneer of the local alternative and bohemian scenes. An interesting pub, it is a designated diehard local for many Lambeth residents.
Situated on the South Bank, the National Theatre is a striking building. That said, we’re more interested on what goes on inside. Showcasing a variety of Britain’s best plays and exhibitions, this is a superb venue to sample all things art-inspired.
Travelling to Lambeth
To travel the short distance into central London residents can pick from Waterloo, Southwark and Lambeth North to get the tube on the Northern Line. Additionally, London Waterloo has a plethora of National Rail services.