London area of SW8 guide
What to do and where to stay in London's SW8 neighbourhood
The SW8 postcode takes in the area of South Lambeth and Nine Elms, as well as parts of Vauxhall and Battersea. Largely a residential area, SW8 is centred on the New Covent Market, a large wholesale fruit, vegetables and flowers market. The name Lambeth means "landing place for lambs" in Old English and refers to a harbour on the Thames where lambs were either shipped from or to, back as late as the 11th century. There's a large Portuguese community in South Lambeth and many bars and restaurants with a strong connection to both Portugal and Madeira are located on the South Lambeth Road. The derelict Battersea Power Station, with its iconic four towers, is also found in SW8. Vauxhall is renowned for its gay nightlife scene, with the famous pub the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and nightclub Fire particularly popular.
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The best shops and markets in or near London's SW8
46 Moreton Street, SW8, London SW1V
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ...
The best pubs in or near London SW8.
Nine Elms Tavern
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8, London SW8
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ...
58 Millibank, SW8, London SW1P
Built in 1845, The Morpeth Arms is said to be haunted by a long dead prisoner who used to be locked up at the nearby Millbank ...
SW8 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
SW8 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Lupus Street, SW8, London SW1V
Pimlico Academy is a non-fee paying school in South West London. The facilities are often used for community activities and car boot sales on weekends, evenings ...
Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SW8.