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
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Dolphin Square, SW1V
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
 
 
 
41 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W
The tenth best hotel in Europe (according to New Yorker's tourist Bible 'Travel and Leisure') is so close to Buckingham Palace you can almost hear the ... More
 
 
 
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... 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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 

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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Vauxhall City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
165 Tyers Street, Lambeth, London SE11
Vauxhall City Farm was transformed from derelict land in 1977 by a group of eager and dedicated volunteers. Now this 1.5 acre working farm ... 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
 
 
 

Lambeth Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Lambeth
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
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JW Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
Unit E8, Westminster Business Square, 1 Durham Street, Lambeth, London SE11
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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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Bonnington Centre Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
11 Vauxhall Grove, Lambeth, London SW8
This delightful commune, relic of a more laidback era, used to be the collective kitchen that fed a street of squats. It's a jolly, ramshackle room, ... More
 
 
 
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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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The LightBox
London > Nightlife > 6a South Lambeth Place, Lambeth, London SW8
A visual feast, Lightbox is three room club in Vauxhall which takes its name from the LED walls and ceiling that cover the club's main room. ... 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
 
 
 

Lambeth Leisure

Lambeth gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 

Lambeth Education

in or near Lambeth
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.
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
 
 
 
The Kia Oval Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kennington Oval, Lambeth, London SE115SS
Conference facilitiers can accomodate for up to 1210 people.... More
 
 
 
Oval House Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52-54 Kennington Oval, Lambeth, London SE11
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