About The Area

Vauxhall area guide

Vauxhall is a real up-and-coming area for businesses, having undergone significant redevelopment in recent years. Light industry, office and government buildings can now all be found in central Vauxhall, located just the other side of the river from Westminster. 

Vauxhall is an area with a real historical link to business. Compared to more central areas, Vauxhall offers comparatively cheaper rent, and its business links mean that there are still a wide range of available properties. Indeed, Vauxhall was appealing enough for MI6 to base their own headquarters in the area. Transport links are excellent, too, which is great for businesses looking to network across the city.

The cultural diversity of Vauxhall makes it a great place to work. In recent years, Vauxhall has become more vibrant and popular in terms of nightlife, even being re-dubbed ‘Voho’ by many people, in tribute to its Soho-like atmosphere.

What companies does it suit?

Vauxhall’s substantial range of office buildings make it well-suited to B2B companies, though there is also a lot of opportunity for B2C as well. Start-up businesses especially should consider the Vauxhall area: it offers everything that a trendier location would, whilst being slightly cheaper.

Even by London standards, the Vauxhall area is extremely well-connected. Vauxhall station alone offers links via the London Underground, National Rail and London Buses. Both the Northern and Victoria Lines are accessible from the Vauxhall area, and the Cycle Superhighway also runs through the area. 

Vauxhall would be particularly well suited to an agency that works with clients, as the excellent links make it exceptionally easy to network across the capital as a whole.

"Vauxhall Bridge London spring 2011" by Rev Stan is licensed under CC BY 2.0

As noted above, transport links to Vauxhall are superb, with the overground, underground and buses all available direct from Vauxhall Station.  The closest stations include:

Vauxhall

Kennington

Oval

Pimlico

Stockwell

Vauxhall – or ‘Voho’ as many people know it – is a great place in which to spend an evening, whether you fancy a few drinks, a slap-up meal or an all-nighter on a Friday!

In terms of pubs, we’d definitely recommend the Morpeth Arms, which is one of the few traditional pubs left in the capital, having been built way back in 1845. The pub is rumoured to be haunted, too!  The Vauxhall Griffin is also worth checking out, set in a nice quiet location that’s perfect at the end of a busy day. The Riverside Bar and Restaurant, meanwhile, is absolutely made for a post-work drink in the summer, it’s outside location offering brilliant views across the river.

If you’re after something to eat, there are a lot of options. Some of our favourites include Pop Art Sushi, which is one of the best Sushi places in the capital, Café Portugal (book – it’s not the largest place!) and the Kennington Lane Café, which is great for an early-morning fry up.

For a longer night out, Fire in South Lambeth is a must-visit, as is The Lightbox, which – hence the name – has one of the most impressive lighting systems in the whole of the capital.

Vauxhall City Farm

The Vauxhall City Farm is a must visit for animal lovers, and is deservedly one of the most popular wildlife destinations in London.

Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum is one of the most interesting locations south of the river, offering everything from a mini Natural History Museum to a full aquarium.