Lambeth is a district in Central London, which is situated 1 mile southeast of Charing Cross. The name is recorded from 1062 as Lambehitha, meaning 'landing place for lambs', and in 1255 as Lambeth. The name ĎLambethí refers to a harbour where lambs were either shipped from or to. The area is in close proximity to central London and the West End, both of which are within walking distance. Although the Borough is known for its high population density, there are also various places of importance situated here, including Brockwell Park and Brockwell Lido, Streatham Common, half of Clapham Common, and West Norwood Cemetery. There are countless amenities in the Borough, including restaurants, bars, theatres, nightclubs, banks, libraries and convenience stores.
Setting up your business here
With its close proximity to both the City of London and the West End, there is a diversity of industries represented within Lambeth. Media companies are flocking to this area, including the Financial Times, which has a base on the border of Southwark and Lambeth Boroughs. There are many corporate companies situated throughout Lambeth, who want to enjoy the London base, without the cost of a city centre location. Transport links in the area are fantastic, with underground and mainline links easily accessible. Networking opportunities are plentiful, with many groups set up entirely for this purpose. Lambeth houses countless serviced office locations, which prove to be popular with both established and start-up businesses.
A typical office in Lambeth
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Things to do in Lambeth
There are countless attractions within Lambeth, including the Florence Nightingale Museum, which is well frequented by locals and tourists alike. The Oval cricket ground is situated in the Borough and hosts countless cricket matches throughout the year. Along and around the South Bank, a tourist area has developed, housing the Royal Festival Hall and National Theatre. Also on the river is the London Eye and Hayward Gallery, to the east of which is the Oxo Tower wharf. There is a wide range of nightlife options in the area including nightclubs, comedy clubs, trendy bars and theatres. Locals and professionals alike are spoilt with a choice of culinary delights nearby. The Anchor and Hope, located on The Cut, is a gastro-pub which offers an imaginative menu, enormous platefuls of meaty goodness, and sensible prices. Waterloo Bar and Kitchen offers diners the chance to eat outside in the summer, whilst choosing from a varied menu.
- Tube lines: Waterloo, Southwark, Lambeth North and various others, serving Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo and City lines
- Mainline stations: Waterloo, Elephant and Castle, Brixton
- Nearest motorways: A23, M25
- Nearest airports: London City Airport
- Other: All major bus routes served nearby