London area of Lambeth guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Lambeth neighbourhood

While most London Boroughs look in towards the centre of town, Lambeth’s heart is in the South with nearby hotels choosing the buzzing South Bank as their home. Dozens of welcoming bars and clubs play reggae, ska, hip-hop and dance music all night long, while jerk chicken sizzles outside in steel drum barbecues. Further south, in Stockwell and Kennington, things take a Latin turn: tapas bars and fish restaurants line the streets, and people speak a complicated mixture of English, patois and Portuguese. One of Lambeth's gems is the Imperial War Museum, an interactive and thought-provoking family day out, and not too far away is The Oval cricket ground, a great place to watch matches – especially when England play the West Indies, who still have plenty of fans in the area.

See our recommended nearby Lambeth Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Lambeth Hotels

in or near Lambeth
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Albert Embankment, SE1
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
18 Albert Embankment, SE1
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
Novotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
113 Lambeth Road, SE1
A modern hotel with multilingual staff and some rooms that offer marvellous views of the Houses of Parliament. It's not as close to Waterloo as the ... More
 
 
 

Lambeth Events

in or near Lambeth
Beat Werk
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife
Fire, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8
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Nocturnalism
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife
Fire, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8
Nick Warren, Finnebassen, The Mekanism, President Bongo, Vidis and friends provide house music.... More
 
 
 
Satisvibe Presents
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife
Fire, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8
David Morales, German Brigante, David Herrero, Smash TV, Thee Cool Cats, Flymo & Replay,... More
 
 
 

Lambeth Entertainment

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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Lambeth, London SE11
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
 
 
 
Oval House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, Lambeth, London SE11
Founded by Peter Oliver (1926-2007), the Oval House has been an important part of fringe and experimental theatre since the 1960s. It has been supportive of ... More
 
 
 
Chocolate Lounge
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
146-148 Newington Butts, Kennington, Lambeth, London SE11
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Lambeth Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Lambeth
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Gasworks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
155 Vauxhall Street, Lambeth, London SE11
Gasworks serves a dual purpose: as a location for 12 artists' studios and as host to up to six exhibitions a year. Emphasis is placed on ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SE1
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SE1
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 

Lambeth Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Lambeth
Richard Kindersley
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
40 Cardigan Street, Lambeth, London SE11
Lettering and Sculpture ... More
 
 
 
Tesco
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London SE11
The UK’s largest supermarket chain offers all the usual food and household product brands as well as an extensive range of own-brand products. Should cater for ... More
 
 
 
Veevers Carter Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
Westminister Business Centre 1-45 Durham Street, Lambeth, London SE11
Flowers ... More
 
 
 

Lambeth Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Lambeth London?
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
316 Kennington Road, Lambeth, London SE11
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Zeitgeist at the Jolly Gardeners
London > Restaurants > 49-51 Black Prince Road, Lambeth, London SE11
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Lambeth Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Lambeth.
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Lambeth, London SW8
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
The Tommyfield
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
185 Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London SE11
Mains of pumpkin and ricotta ravioloni and rib eye steak are supplemented by very affordable pub grub staples like beefburgers and chicken breast burgers. ... More
 
 
 
The Grand Union
London > Nightlife > Pubs
111 Kennington Road, Lambeth, London SE11
There are several pubs dotted around town all called The Grand Union - and all of them owned by the same group, Canyon Entertainment Ltd. - ... More
 
 
 

Lambeth Nightlife

Lambeth clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Lambeth, London SE11
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
Little Apple
London > Nightlife > 98 Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London SE11
Gay friendly bar with a mixed clientele.... More
 
 
 

Lambeth Leisure

Lambeth gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Lambeth, London SE11
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
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The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Harleyford Street, Lambeth, London SE11
Though it does not have quite the same kudos as Lord's, The Kia Oval (known so because of a sponsorship deal, but usually referred to simply ... More
 
 
 

Lambeth Education

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Roots and Shoots
London > Education > Career Services
The Vauxhall Centre, Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, London SE11
Roots and Shoots is a charitable organisation set up 25 years ago to help disadvantaged young people from Lambeth and Southwark prepare for the world of ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lambeth Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Lambeth.
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SE1
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
Kurdish Cultural Centre (KCC)
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Stannary Street, Kennington, Lambeth, London SE11
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Gasworks
London > Business > Venue Hire
155 Vauxhall Street, Lambeth, London SE11
Gasworks serves a dual purpose: as a location for 12 artists' studios and as host to up to six exhibitions a year. Emphasis is placed on ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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