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, 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 Club & Residence 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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
30 John Islip Street, SW1P
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... 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
 
 
 
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
Tea House Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
139 Vauxhall Walk, 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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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London SE11
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, 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
 
 
 

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

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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 Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11
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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
 
 
 

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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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Lambeth, London SE11
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 

Lambeth Education

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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Lambeth, London SE1
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lilian Baylis Technology School
London > Education > 323 Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London SE11
The Lilian Baylis Technology School is a secondary school in Kennington, it also has a sixth form which opened in 2012. ... 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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