Lambeth

A Guide to Living in 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.

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

Lambeth’s north

In its northern pocket, you can take a stroll along the waterside and 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.

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.

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.”

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Great flat, excellent location

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Love how close it is to west end. Only 4 stops from Oxford Circus. If you have a car, parking is a nightmare as you have to park on the streets. Since the development is still under construction, it is loud from all the drilling, hammering, etc

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Brand new, modern, spacious and great location.

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The development is still under construction and will be loud

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We really appreciate the 5* rating ! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review and hope that you continue to enjoy living with us at this development !

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It is a bit noisy because of the construction outside. We have a gym and a swimming pool which is currently under construction. The flat is not too bright and not too much luxury . It is fine for myself.

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It is close to Vauxhall station and this is what I like the most. It is close to Sainsbury ‘s where I love , under 10 minutes walk only.

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I like the design.

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I wish I had known about the rubbish collection facilities. It is well designed compartment.

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Great apartment in excellent area

Great pubs, and parks. Super central.

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Have lived here for the last 3 years. Have seen the area change a lot (for the better). Slade Gardens has become a fantastic park – outside gym is great and the swings etc used by the little one. The Crown & Anchor and the New Grosvenor pub have become firm favourites amongst friends. The walk to the tube is a breeze through the beautiful crescent. The building itself is well built (works to change the cladding are ongoing, but should be finished reasonably soon). The apartment is a great size, perfect for a small family, with 2 bathrooms and 2 large bedrooms. All the modcons (2 ovens, Siemens appliances). The balcony is a highlight – amazing uninterrupted views over the park and Londons landmarks confirms how central you are. Stockwell much maligned in the past but we continue to find it a wonderful place to live.

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if only the management was better

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Like the commute to work, very close to where I work. new bars popping up and many food options. i also find this area relatively safe. transport links are fine also

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The apartment is good overall, with decent quality finishing and furnishing, and was new when I moved in. Gym is also bonus, and the courtyard is great as a communal space. My main complaint would be that the property management is a bit poor. We pay for hot water, but is frequently turned off once a month, apparently due to a fire alarm that happens way too often. Also a lot of bad communication with property management, recently my washing machine was broken and they refused to fix it, or giving differing information in what I should do. it’s the main let down of the property.

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mainly the property management, didn’t know they were gonna be this bad

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