South Lambeth Area Guide
Lambeth is located in the northern part of the London Borough of Lambeth. Historically, the area was marshland, but gained popularity during the 19th century for its proximity to central London. Nowadays South Lambeth is heavily populated with residential and office properties and is known for its fantastic transport links into and around the inner City.
What type of businesses does South Lambeth suit?
Companies that do not require inner-city office space should consider South Lambeth. Its property escapes the high mark-up of central London yet it remains in an enviable location because of its transport links which can bring you into central London with ease.
Businesses linked to the financial sectors that may not need or cannot afford office space near to Bank or Bishopsgate could also look into South Lambeth. Victoria station is two underground stops away, and this offers very rapid transport into Bank.
"London: Lambeth Bridge" by Dr Neil Clifton is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Vauxhall tube station is serviced by the Victoria line, and is located between Pimlico and Stockwell. The main rail station offers fast travel to London Waterloo, one of London’s main underground transport hubs. The bus station at Vauxhall is also the second busiest after Victoria, offering a good choice of bus services in and around London.
Liverpool Street: 31 minutes
Waterloo: 21 minutes
Euston: 12 minutes
Canary Wharf: 34 minutes
South Lambeth has some very decent restaurants and gastronomic pubs. The Fentiman Arms (64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London, SW8 1LA) grows vegetables in its garden, and uses them in all its meals, resulting in delicious home-cooked food to rival restaurants. Tom Ilic (123 Queenstown Road, Battersea, London, SW8 3RH) is a hidden gem; beautiful good, personal service, all for very reasonable prices when you consider its location. Try the fillet of beef with oxtail ravioli and horseradish soufflé.
Pubs are ample around the South Lambeth area and generally offer traditional environments with a healthy range of beers on tap. The Duchess (101 Battersea, Park Road, South Lambeth, SW8 4DS) offers real ale along with both a back garden and a roof terrace. Bars are not as extensive as in other areas, but you’ll still find some hotspots that offer a great atmosphere with a good cocktail list. Nightclub-wise, check out Club Supreme (65 Goding Street, Lambeth, London, SE11 5AW). It hosts urban nights for a young professional clientele on its massive sound system, and also plays home to Smile, one of the UK’s largest trance parties.
Located 6 minutes from Vauxhall tube station, Gasworks serves as studio spaces for 12 artists, and plays host to 6 exhibitions a year, mainly showcasing emerging UK and international talent. Entry is free.
Vauxhall City Farm
Opened in 1977, Vauxhall City Farm is a 1.5 acre farm 5 minutes from Vauxhall tube station. Home to over 70 animals, the farm offers classes such as pony-care and milking demonstrations, along with production of arts and crafts. Extensive activities are scheduled for school holidays.