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. 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.”

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.

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.”

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
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Arrogance, very disappointed

Review Date Jun 2020

Location is very convenient, closed to kinds of transport links.

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Uncle as one of property self-management renting companies in London is very arrogance and disrespectful, especially one of security guy ! My fiend helps me to collect my stuff showing my ID, The security guy show his ignorance and disaster manner! I will tell my friends – do not rent flat from UNCLE! No Deserved!

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When you moving in, Uncle showed me the feeling – this is their field, you should obey their rules! Their staffs always arrogance and arrogance.

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

It depends on their staffs. sometimes, they responded soon, but sort the problems out, it is hard to say.

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Great location, modern living

Review Date May 2020

The area can’t be faulted for transport links – It is very well connected to central London and further afield. There are a good range of smaller supermarkets to suit all budgets, although larger supermarkets are a bus ride or car journey away. There’s a great selection of mostly independently run restaurants & cafe’s, including a few bars & pubs. On the whole, the area is desirable – the only downside I would say are the number of betting shops which bring the area down a bit.

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The design of the development is well thought out with triple glazing for those who’s apartments face the busy high road and well sound proofed walls to minimise noise from neighbouring apartments. That being said, consider the location of your apartment in relation to shops as some delivery lorries tend to turn up early and can be rather loud. The only real downside is that the apartments get quite hot in summer, but also conveniently stay quite warm in the winter months reducing the need for much central heating. All appliances are modern and of a high standard, as is the general finish of the apartments. The communal gardens are beautiful and well maintained and the gym, although a bit on the small side, has everything you need for a decent workout. For those with pedal bikes, there is ample, storage in the car park accessible by key fob. The concierge service (7am – 7pm) will take small parcels for you if you are not home and there is also a dry cleaning service provided by them. The concierge also keeps an eye on cctv and the general security of the development. The property management company didn’t get off to the best start with a rather large service charge increase and persistent issues with hot water, however I’m hoping this has just been a case of teething problems and that things are now settling a bit.

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I wish I was more aware of the concentration of betting shops in the immediate area, however the police and council have been proactive in dealing with/looking into it. Potential buyers/renters should also pay attention to the precise location of their flat – for example, is it overlooking the loading areas for supermarket delivery lorries or any other potential noise nuisance.

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I had an issue with my windows being chipped and I was contacted promptly with details of the insurance options available to me which was very helpful

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Greenaway Apartments – great location

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Review Date May 2020

We’re less than two minutes from the northern line tube. Four minutes from Clapham high street overground. We’ve two Sainsbury’s local within two minutes. A great pub, bakery. High street is also on the door step.

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Development is very straight forward. Well organised / good layout. Functional. Bike storage etc is handy. Small private garden at the rear. Secure with fob access and large security gates for vehicles. We’re fortunate to have a south west facing apartment which is very bright.

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Insurance costs

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

Slightly more outside space would be nice. Ie larger balcony

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This is a quiet and clean building In the heart of Elephant and Castle with lovely entrance and surroundings. Fantastic transport links to everywhere in the city. Parks and supermarkets with walking distance. Good facilities such as mailroom, bike storage and rubbish room. Intercom connects with our phones so we can receive parcels into the mailroom even when we are not at home. We really enjoying living here.

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Review Date May 2020

The building is relatively near to Burgess and Kennington Park where there are plenty of options for exercise. Walking distance to Imperial War Museum where there is a lovey grass areas for picnics. There are frequent buses to almost everywhere in the city, and if not directly can be easily done with two buses.
It is walking distance from Elephant and Castle with Northern And Bakerloo Line and Kennington Station where you have access to both streams of the Northern Line. The building entrance is lovely with stylish garden plants. There is a back entrance where there is a bike storage room to keep bike stored securely. There is a bin room where rubbish is sorted by recyclable and non recyclable.
There are supermarkets with walking distance such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
There are security cameras around the building who sense movement, so we feel super safe.
The building is quiet and clean. We almost don’t see the neighbours but when we meet them they are polite and friendly.

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We are very happy to have moved in here. I am struggling to think something bad. The only down side is not having a proper parking space. Although the road at the back has spaces to park at no cost. All the things are very good as mentioned in detail previously.

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Since the ceiling is a bit lower, we have great thermo isolation. The house gets warm very fast even in winter and we spend very little on electricity. The building is located in a closed road and our windows face another road without exit so it is super quiet even though we live in the heart of London with amazing transport links.

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