Borough of Lambeth

Lambeth occupies a prime South London location close to some of the capital’s biggest attractions, but not so close it’s packed with tourists. It stretches from the Thames’ South Bank and ends just beyond the residential areas of Streatham and Norwood. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Lambeth. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Lambeth.

HomeViews reviewer verdict…
“A south-of-the-river location with lots to offer.”

4.49
Average Location Score

Excellent

61%

Very Good

28%

Average

10%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

1%

Best places to live in Borough of Lambeth

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Brixton station

Lambeth’s north

In its northern pocket, you can take a stroll along the waterside. Here you will discover big-hitters like the National Theatre, the Tate Modern, and the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. All of which are neighboured by a good mix of pubs and bars with a front-row view of the river. Lambeth Palace is another local star, a spectacular Medieval structure and the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The Imperial War Museum also provides a lovely, moving day out; a fitting tribute to those affected by the past world’s conflicts.

Vauxhall new flats

Cultural melting pot

There’s a hypnotising, cosmopolitan feel to these parts. Places like Stockwell and Kennington have a Latin flavour, their high streets packed with cutesy tapas joints and Portuguese establishments serving fresh seafood. Over in vivacious Brixton, the area’s Afro-Caribbean roots shine, with reggae bars playing exotic beats until late, and an amazing foodie scene that incorporates street stalls sizzling with specialities like jerk chicken and ackee and saltfish. Hootananny is a much-loved hostel-come-nightclub that works to showcase the area’s diversity, with events dedicated to everything from hip-hop to salsa. And we can’t talk about the area without mentioning 02 Academy Brixton, an award-winning venue for music, theatre and comedy.

Imperial museum

Property & transport

Lambeth’s residential options are vast, ranging from swish riverfront apartments to elegant period townhouses. Whatever you’re after, expect easy access to London’s centre. Three tube stations – Lambeth North, Waterloo and Southwark – get residents from A to B via the Northern line.

HomeViews reviewer says…
“The location is central and very well connected within easy reach of much of Central London both on foot and via the tube. Traffic can be quite congested and slow, there is also a fair amount of noise from the streets.”

You can find out more about living in the Lambeth by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Lambeth. Moreover, If there’s a Lambeth property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here

Reviews in Borough of Lambeth

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Disappointingly gone downhill massively – far too expensive for what they offer

Review Date May 2024

Much improved on 9 years ago, although lots of gangs and police activity. Air quality awful. Well-located for public transport with tubes and buses. Nice view.

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Flat was disgusting when we moved in – dirt & damage – not remotely habitable or ready for new tenants, The mattress and sofa needed to be condemned. The chairs were changed in time, the torn and stained lounge curtain was never changed.
The toilet flush kept failing, the washing machine would go through beeping fits, the microwave made a srange buzz.
One of the bedroom windows didn’t close when we moved in so the bedroom was exceptionally cold.
At one point only one lift of three working to floors 11-44.
Faults unresolved for months despite reporting – cost hundreds of pounds in excess heating, refused compensation.
Tenants vomited in the lift foyers, dogs weed on the carpets.
The bin room was an absolute shambles – rubbish strewn over the floor and super stinky.
Management failing, although nice social events on the top floor.

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The company’s disregard of maintenance & tenants and how much additional money this would cost beyond the high rents. Also the exceptionally poor cleaning of flats prior to moving in, and poor maintenance and addressing existing issues from previous tenants which we inherited.

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They refused to reimbursement for costs incurred with regard to heating the outside world for months while the wind literally blew through the apartment – winds are strong that high. Refused to reimburse the day they ask you to move out early before the end of the month – another £100 lost.

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
1
Value
1
Management
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Good on the whole but not without issues

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Review Date Apr 2024

Great location with good transport links. Surprisingly quiet area given close to main road. Friendly conceirge team.

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The development is in a great location and the buildings and apartments as a whole are of a high standard. The downsides include frequent disrepair in communal facilities, poor maintenance of communal areas and substantial rent increases which are applied irrespective of property management value.

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How awful the heat network supplier is. Customer service really not good.

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No. The building doors have been been faulty since I moved in 2021.

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Great place to stay if you’re new to London

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Review Date Apr 2024

Good aspects is that it is very close to Vauxhall station so can easily get around, grocery stores are nearby and the gym and spa facilities.

Negative aspects is that in summer it can get very warm with the windows and due to being near a main road can’t open the windows.

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Similar comment to above about the design. The floor to ceiling windows are great as they let in a lot of light but in summer can feel like a greenhouse. Ideally would be good to get air con into the rooms. The facilities are great but the sauna does break quite easily.

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Everything is nearby, apartment is quite pricey but is very secure

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They are quite slow and sending people for repairs

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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The development features a nice shared enclosed courtyard

Review Date Mar 2024

The good are that, you are right next to Nine Elms station and about 10 mins from Vauxhall. Great transportation links within the area. Not soo much places to eat if you ever fancied a quick nibble.
A few anti social behaviours within the Haydn tower block as you will occasionally smell smoke lingering. Additionally, the bin chutes are poorly operated, always seem to be blocked and residents leave their rubbish infront of the bin chutes. There is a Sainsbury attached below, whereby you will occasionally find the odd trolly here or there in the corridors abandoned.

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The development features a nice shared enclosed courtyard. Very bright and if you are a dog lover like me you will find lots of dogs enjoying the courtyard.
The gym and other facilities are located in another building which you could walk through the courtyard or can go through the underground parking.

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The building is basically student accommodation. Please avoid as the demographic is severely polluted with students.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Good at responding but not effective when it comes to it.

3
Facilities
2
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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