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.”

4.51
Average Location Score

Excellent

60%

Very Good

30%

Average

9%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Best places to live in 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 Lambeth

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Review Date Apr 2021

Satisfied

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Luxurious, stylish, new and very exclusive, great overall,
Great amenities and helpful staff, very efficient
Couldn’t be any better
Design is superb overall
The cleaning is perfect
Location couldn’t be any better
Nice neighbours
Everything including shops, etc within close proximity

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I didn’t know of the extent of the amenities available for residents and the quality of service

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Nothing, I am very happy with everything this place has to offer

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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The Junction review

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Review Date Mar 2021

PROS: lots of services, good connections to all main parts of the city, good vibe, many parks at walking distance. Many bars and restaurants at 5 min walking distance.
CONS: The street (stockwell park walk) does not have any parking available.
The road is quite noisy because of traffic and the bus terminal, especially in the summer when we have to keep the windows open.

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Modern design, the quality of the finishes is not amazing but the quality of the flats is satisfactory.
Good facilities overall, like bike storage and bin room.
The building management is poor unfortunately, it takes a long time for SW9 to make repairs when needed. Service charge is not proportioned to the services received and increases yearly.

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The amount of noise is something I did not expect. It’s manageable but exceeded my expectations

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

They scheduled appointments with the developer who came and fixed the issues (within the warranty period)

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Vauxhall Sky Gardens

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Review Date Mar 2021

There is a vast range of large shops and independent deli’s etc in the area which is good for people who want a little variety. Plus it is only a 10 minute tube ride to central London and also Clapham and Brixton are also within walking distance.

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Vauxhall Sky Gardens is a well designed building with amenities for all. The roof garden provides fantastic views across London. The gym is a good size and has plenty of equipment. Any issues within the building get reported fairly quickly.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I had issues with my cooling unit and it took forever for it to be fixed and explained to me.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would like pets to be allowed. I’ve been told they are not, however there are some people who have dogs. A clear rule would be handy. I would also repair the lifts as there is always 1 out of order and it isn’t long after it is fixed until another one is broken

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Whitehouse Apartments

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Review Date Mar 2021

Perfect location with walking access to everywhere in London! Waterloo station is also right opposite the street and lots of local buses in the area too.
Great range of restaurants and bars within 5 mins walk in southbank.

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The building itself is very well maintained and the facilities management team are always on site to fix anything.
There is a gym and pool which are maintained and cleaned daily and accessible to all residents.
The building is very secure with 24 hour concierge on duty.

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Too cold in winter and too hot in summer due to location

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter due to location

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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