Nestled into the fabric of South London, Lambeth is a fascinating place that has become one of the biggest urban regeneration success stories of the capital’s recent history. Exciting, diverse and always offering up something new, it’s a magnet for young professionals as well as being home to long-established communities. Interested? Then take a look at some of the best new build homes developments in Lambeth.
Where is Lambeth?
Lambeth is one of the most densely packed London boroughs. You’ll find it situated in the southwest. It extends all the way from the Southbank by the River Thames down to Brixton and the leafier, more open Clapham Common.
Top 10 new build homes developments in Lambeth
If any of the varied areas of Lambeth sound like they would suit you, then let’s look closer. The following list is the top 10 ranked new-build properties on HomeViews within Lambeth. The rankings are based entirely on the scores given by verified residents, meaning that they offer an insider’s view.
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*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
Top of the Lambeth list for now is MyLo at Nine Elms, which has a collection of one, two, three-bedroom apartments and also, penthouses; all with their own private winter garden or outside space. Residents’ at MyLo at Nine Elms have access to a private gym, lounge, private hire dining space and communal roof gardens. Vauxhall station is only a 7-minute walk away with quick links via the Victoria line.
Hail to the Chief! Taking the number 2 spot for Lambeth is The Whitehouse Apartments, situated on the Southbank opposite the Royal Festival Hall. It offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all finished to an excellent standard. The development itself is within a four-minute walk to Waterloo Station, providing easy access to its vast range of transport links via both Rail and Underground services. Residents here also love the on-site facilities including rooftop gardens and a health and fitness suite.
The ever-popular UNCLE series takes the number three position on our list. As the name implies, this his residential development by UNCLE is in the heart Stockwell, and features a collection of studios overlooking Larkhall Park. A rental-only property, Uncle Stockwell is close to Stockwell tube station (on the Victoria line) and Wandsworth Road station (for Overground and Southeastern National Rail links). Residents say it’s “safe, central and good for everything”.
In fourth place, The Dumont is a mixed-use St James development overlooking the River Thames. It’s home to a selection of studios and one to four-bedroom apartments. Vauxhall, the nearest station, offers brilliant links to the City via National Rail services and the Victoria line. Residents love the views here, and highly rate the design and facilities on offer.
Clapham gets its first listing at number 5 with Wingate Square, a residential development designed by Gerald Eve Architects comprising 170 two-bedroom homes in the heart of Clapham Junction. Situated equidistant between Clapham Common and Clapham Highstreet underground stations, residents can reach Central London easily via the Northern Line.
Next, we head back over to Nine Elms, a development by Barratt Homes that comprises a new residential, cultural and business quarter. 648 homes are located within the space, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The development is adjacent to Vauxhall Underground, bus and rail station, providing rapid access to Oxford Circus via the Victoria line and Waterloo via the Overground.
In 7th, Norwich House is a Columbia Group development located in Streatham Hill. Residents can enjoy local amenities, such as being across the road from a local Tesco and just a 4-minute walk from Streatham Hill Station, which has direct trains to London Victoria and London Bridge every couple of minutes.
In 8th, Vauxhall Sky Gardens is a Frasers Property mixed-use development comprising 239 residential one and two-bed apartments spanning its 36 storeys. Commuters benefit from close proximity to the transport hub at Vauxhall, which carries Underground and Overground services into the city and beyond, multitude of bus services and boat transport via the Thames! Residents think that the views are great and they appreciate the quiet, tranquil vibe of the development.
Our 9th best-ranked Lambeth property is The Water Tower, a Bellway Homes development located in Elephant & Castle. With 113 apartments, ranging from studios and apartments ranging from one bedroom to four, there is plenty of choice on offer. The development is situated just an 8-minute walk from Elephant & Castle Underground Station, which is served by the Northern and Bakerloo Lines. There’s also plenty of on-site facilities, including bike storage and a mail room with intercom connected to residents’ phones to organise pickups when they aren’t at home.
Our final entrant to the list is Derry Court, a residential development at 386 Streatham High Road. Part of the building is above a 24-hour supermarket, next to the Celestial Church of Christ. Streatham Station is a two-minute walk from Derry Court, which is serviced by Southern and Thameslink trains.
If you’re looking for one of the most diverse and exciting parts of the capital, Lambeth is a great choice. In fact, choice is one of its strong suits; Brixton is a multicultural treasure, Clapham is a calm oasis, Stockwell and Kennington are prime commuter spots, while Vauxhall and Waterloo are much more central and closer to the action. You really have the full run of potential London lifestyles and experiences all wrapped up in one borough.
As for specific strengths, Lambeth is a cultural cornerstone of London. It’s bursting with theatres, themed cinemas, art galleries and sites of historical significance, particularly in Brixton and along the Southbank. As for its culinary scene, you can tickle your tastebuds in practically any way imaginable as the range of restaurants on offer is extensive. Brixton is a haven for all manner of street food innovations, while smart wine bars and high-street favourites can be found in Clapham. Of course, the Southbank is a magnet for post-theatre diners.
Transport in Lambeth
Given how generally poor the Underground coverage is in South London, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how good Lambeth has it. Waterloo is the busiest Underground station in the capital, offering links in all directions along with national rail services. The rest of the borough is well served by multiple stations of the Northern Line. The Victoria, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines all have a presence in Lambeth too.
Bus routes are another firm favourite for Lambeth commuters if there isn’t a handy tube station nearby. Also, much of the borough benefits from well-maintained cycle routes, especially in and around Clapham Common.
Lambeth is an eclectic mix of a borough, but house prices here have all steadily risen over the past 5-10 years. In May 2023, Zoopla puts the Lambeth house price average at nearly £652,000. This shows how far the borough has come in its regeneration efforts in recent decades. Now it has completely shaken off its prior reputation for shabbiness.
While it is possible to find cheaper options here, don’t expect bargains anywhere. Even flats average at around £516,000 at the moment, according to Zoopla.
If Lambeth sounds appealing, then note that this list just scratches the surface of this vibrant and increasingly popular London borough. If you’d like to know more, then simply click the dedicated area guide below.
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 Read more about Borough of Lambeth
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