Lambeth

High culture and pub culture collide in this laid-back central London neighborhood.

Not one, but two, bridges connect Lambeth to its across-the-Thames counterparts. This central London neighborhood blends high culture and pub culture with ease—Lambeth boasts its own palace to rival Westminster’s, as well as gold-gilded taverns that supply modern libations in old-world watering holes. Unpretentious and readily accessible, this brick and stucco neighborhood puts you in the middle of London without having to bear the crowds.

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On the Map

Lambeth is bordered by Vauxhall, South Bank, Kennington, Westminster, Southwark, City of Westminster, LB of Lambeth, and LB of Southwark

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

The London Eye: 20 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 30 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 80 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 60 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 25 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 25 minutes on the tube

The Historic Neighborhood of Lambeth Springs Forward

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Lambeth acts as a great transport hub for south London.

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Convenience stores and small markets post themselves on nearly every corner.

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Lambeth North tube station connects through to Oxford Street in less than 10 minutes.

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Getting into, getting out of, and getting around Lambeth is simple.

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The local area has a lovely community feel with a market street nearby and some great local pubs, cafes and restaurants. For more culture the Old Vic and Imperial War Museum are also nearby."

Riverside Life and a Powerful Neighbor

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Lambeth rests across the river from Westminster.

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Its riverbank perch provides stunning views of The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

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Explore your way to the South Bank along the Thames Path.

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Or take to the water on a river cruise from Lambeth pier.

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Originally built for horse ferry crossings, Lambeth Bridge is London's shortest bridge.

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It connects Lambeth to Westminster.

Pixel
This part of South London is one of the best locations to stay, because the bend in the river makes it feel very central and it’s always a joy to walk across the river to get where you want to go."

David

Visited in 2012

The Imperial War Museum

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Visitors are greeted by two naval guns at the Imperial War Museum.

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It's home to an unrivaled permanent collection of military artifacts, as well as temporary visiting exhibitions.

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Get up close and personal with spitfires, cannons, and other war memorabilia.

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Lock your tray tables.

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And put your seat backs to their full upright positions.

Lambeth Palace

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Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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The garden museum is a lovely place to rest or dig up some horticultural information.

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Lambeth North underground is in Zone 1 and the Bakerloo line takes you direct into the West End of London in minutes. Waterloo station is also nearby."

Around Lambeth

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Brutalist architecture characterizes the urban landscape of Lambeth.

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See the London Eye with your own.

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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park surrounds the Imperial War Museum.

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Residents often use it to work up a sweat.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Daniel Burman is a professional photographer based in London. Since graduating from St. Martins School of Art, he's produced creative images for artists, musicians, and other fascinating people. His work regularly appears in places like The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Independent, and The Times.

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