Located in South London, Lambeth is the geographical centre of London. Bordered by the River Thames to the north and Croydon to the south, the borough is long and thin and situated between the boroughs of Wandsworth and Southwark. The name Lambeth comes from the area’s original name Lambehitha meaning “landing place for lambs”.
The borough is home to many attractions, predominantly located around the South Bank, including the London Eye and the Sea Life London Aquarium.
Lambeth has many open spaces and parks that cater for its dense population, as well as many churches including Saint John the Evangelist and Lambeth Mission and Saint Mary’s Shared Anglican and Methodist Church, to cater for its multicultural and multi-faith population.
Arts are a predominant aspect of Lambeth’s culture, with theatres including the National Theatre, the Southbank Centre, the Old Vic Theatre and the Young Vic Theatre.
Home to London Waterloo station, Britain’s busiest railway station, Lambeth provides easy access to the rest of London and its surrounding areas. This makes it an ideal location for professional commuters.
Although the large number of landmarks in the area may suggest that it is principally popular among tourists, there are many residential areas and schools dotted around which make it perfect for families. It is also popular among the younger generation because of the great pubs and bars in the area, as well as its proximity to many areas in Central London, thanks to many transport connections.
The average rent in Lambeth costs around £1,700 per month for a 1-bedroom property and £3,500 for a 3-bedroom property.