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.”

4.48
Average Location Score

Excellent

59%

Very Good

30%

Average

10%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

1%

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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Worst experience ever! Stay away

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2022

Nothing. Good transport connection and overall a good area to live in but
Not in uncle building if you don’t want become crazy.

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Stay away from the misleading advertisement, they basically bring your attention on the amazing views, gym facility and friendly team to hide many issues they are incapable to fix (or simply don’t want to really fix)

Unfortunately I was drawn by their misleading advertisement and after 6 years where I lived in a flat managed with very high standard in Soho I decided to move in uncle building E&C.

It’s been 6 months now and I have to say is a terrible experience, I do regret that I moved here. started badly and not improved over time. The underfloor heating has never worked and I had to buy a Dyson heater (even though they refunded with an Amazon voucher after I complained with building management), the bath shower still has a water leak and they has never capable to resolve (basically they has one handyman who is asked to to whatever but don’t have any specialised worker ) I l’ve had countless handyman around basically almost every other days who only wasted my time, never fixed the problem, and after 6 month the manager Jam, with a provocative attitude said: these are our “high standards “ defiantly! (basically a screen bath leaking is normal and acceptable).

High standard for which I paid for, means solve the problem in a timely manner, and if not possible repair just change the faulty thing with a new one, does not mean leave the tenant with the same problem for months waiting the end of the tenancy.

Basically they really don’t value tenants who take care of the property, they are not focused on make money and don’t care at all about managing or repair, I really think that is something they the landlord should be made aware.

Not to mention the terrible noises you’ll discover in the windy days, the entire building wall, ceiling crackle all the time making really hard to sleep, and even that is “normal according to their standards).

Attached how I found the flat when I stepped in first time, even a french fries under the kitchen, the situation of the bath after 6 months, and the final mail where the supervisor claim that what you see in the pic is normal and acceptable. Pay attention and look around, you’ll find better and for a reasonable price, uncle building E&C is simply overrated, just a bait and switch

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Their are incapable to solve problem, only focusing on making money minimising cost

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

it’s just a teasing. Basically they drug the situation until you give up on that. Terrible

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User submitted image of  Uncle Elephant & Castle, SE11
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Great place to live.

Review Date Mar 2022

It’s very central, I can walk to all main attractions and things to do in London. It’s safe but nearby there’s many dark stores / Warehouses that make the street or area seem suspicious.

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I really like that it’s modern, the communal rooftop has a great view and clean. Facilities are well maintained, noise levels are reasonable considering the train is very close by. Design is very nice and sleek. Building management seems to have a handle on everything.

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I wish I knew the noise of the train was quite loud when the windows are open

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

There have been no issues Raised so far. I have not had the need.

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Great place to live in central London

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Review Date Feb 2022

Extremely central with great transport links. Easy access to central London and the West End – able to walk to most the major sites of London in 20 minutes or less!

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Nicely designed modern building. Good cycle storage with plenty of space and well designed shared roof terrace. Building management is adequate – generally responsive but can take time to sort simple issues – for instance over a month to arrange new working access fob.

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Lower marsh has some of the best coffee shops in London! Archbishops park has some great touch rugby leagues to join.

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

Management also respond and are generally helpful. Some smaller issue like new access fobs have been a little slow.

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Location
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Great first time buy

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Review Date Feb 2022

The location of Sail street is excellent for access to the whole of London. You are a 10-15 minute walk from both Waterloo and Vauxhall, and even closer to Lambeth North. There are amenities only a short walk away.

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The Sail Street development is light and airy with access to the roof terrace with panoramic views of London. The flats are well designed, and perfect for one person or a couple. The layout has been carefully considered and works well. The bike store and post area are also perfectly fit for purpose.

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Network rail perform maintenance fairly often at night. This hasn’t bothered me but is worth considering if you are a light sleeper.

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

The building management is ok, but not always particularly speedy.

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