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Things to do in Lambeth

Historic Lambeth Palace gives its name to this inner London borough, home to the London Eye, County Hall, Southbank Centre, The Oval cricket ground and much more.

Known for...   Lambeth Palace, London Eye, County Hall, Southbank Centre, The Oval and National Theatre


Did you know...

  • The name Lambeth originated in the 11th century from the word Lambehitha, which referred to a harbour or landing place for lambs.
  • Lambeth Palace is the Archbishop of Canterbury's official London residence, located opposite the Palace of Westminster on the south bank of the River Thames.



 

  Attractions

London Eye

When you come to London, it can be hard to see all of the sights, so why not take a flight on the London Eye. At a staggering 135 metres high, it’s the world’s tallest observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day.
Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7HT

 

London Duck Tours

Road and river adventure for all ages across London. Try an amphibious vehicle tour for an exciting day out.
55 York Road
London
SE1 7NJ

(0)2079283132

 

Southbank Centre

World famous multi-centre arts venue incorporating Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery.
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

 

Lambeth Palace

The official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, guided tours are regularly available.
Lambeth
London
SE1 7JU

 

County Hall

Opened in 1922, for the next 64 years County Hall served as the headquarters of local government for London.
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 7PB

 
 

  Museums

Imperial War Museum FREE

World famous war museum. A fascinating historical adventure for all the family to experience and learn.
Lambeth Road
City of London
SE1 6HZ

02074165000

 

Florence Nightingale Museum

Fascinating insight into the life of this inspirational woman who helped so many soldiers during the Crimean War.
2 Lambeth Palace Road
SE1 7EU

02076200374

 

London Film Museum South Bank

The London Film Museum is the only film museum of its kind in Great Britain, supporting the Film Industry and the talent within it.
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
City of London
SE1 7BF

02072027040

 

Garden Museum

The Garden Museum, capturing what gardens mean to people, in a collaborative forum of activities, debate, collections and archives.
5 Lambeth Palace Road
London
SE1 7LB

02074018865

 
 

  Parks

The Victoria Tower Gardens FREE

This large lawned trianglular space runs along the river frontage between the Houses of Parliament and Lambeth Bridge.
Millbank
City of London
SW1P 3HQ

02076415264

 

Kennington Park FREE

Much loved open space in south London, with a fascinating history as a site of public demonstrations and executions.
London
SE11 4AY

02079268679

 
 

  Galleries

Morley Gallery

Morley College’s unique exhibition space, housed in a former pub over the road from the main College building.
61 Westminster Bridge Rd
King Edward Walk entrance
SE1 7HT

02074501826

 

Greengrassi

Ecelectic gallery with a varied programme.
1a Kempsford Rd
off Wincott St
SE11 4NU

02078409101

 

Danielle Arnaud

Contemporary art gallery showing exciting new artists in a sympathetic setting.
123 Kennington Rd
SE11 6SF

02077358292

 

The Hayward

Adventurous and innovative art gallery, opened in 1968 and built in typical sixties brutalist architecture.
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd
City of London
SE1 8TL

08448750073

 

Tate Britain

The home of British art from 1500 to the present day.
Millbank
SW1P 4RG

02078878888

 

Chelsea Space

Public exhibiting space located inside of Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Chelsea College of Art &
Design
16 John Islip St
SW1P 4JU

02075146983

 

The Cello Factory

Music and visual arts centre.
33–34 Cornwall Road
Waterloo
SE1 8TJ

 

Corvi Mora

Eclectic art gallery.
1a Kempsford Rd
SE11 4NU

02078409111

 

Beaconsfield

Providing a critical space for creative enquiry.
22 Newport St
Vauxhall
SE11 6AY

02075826465

 

Gasworks

Contemporary art organisation based in South London.
155 Vauxhall St
SE11 5RH

02075826848

 

Studio Voltaire

Contemporary art gallery.
1a Nelson's Row
Clapham
SW4 7JR

02076221294

 
 

  Bowling

London Palace Superbowl

Bowling.
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
City of London
SE1 6TB

02072526677

 
 

  Cinema

Millbank Cinema And Media Centre

Independent cinema.
Ground Floor Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank
Westminster
London
SW1P 4QP

 

BFI Imax Cinema

Britain's biggest cinema screen.
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk
London
SE1 8XR

02071996000

 

BFI Southbank

Best in independent and world cinema.
Belvedere Road
Southbank
London
SE1 8XT

 

Ritzy Cinema

Independent cinema.
Brixton Oval Coldharbour Lane
Brixton
London
SW2 1JG

 
 

  Theatre

National Theatre Lyttelton

The National Theatre has three auditoriums on the South Bank.
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

 

National Theatre Olivier

The Olivier is the largest of the three theatres at the National.
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

 

Oval House

Innovative and experimental theatre.
52-54 Kennington Park Road
London
SE11 5SW

 

Young Vic

World famous theatre company dedicated to new work.
The Cut
Waterloo
London
SE1 8LZ

 

Old Vic

The Old Vic is one of the best known and best loved theatres in the world.
The Cut
London
SE1 8NB

 

Royal Festival Hall

One of the world's leading concert venues.
South Bank Centre
Waterloo
London
SE1 8XX

 

Waterloo East Theatre

One of London's newest theatres.
Brad Street
SW1 8TG

 

White Bear Theatre

Intimate venue dedicated to new work.
138 Kennington Park Road
London
SE11 4DJ

 

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Large concert hall on London's southbank.
South Bank Centre
Waterloo
London
SE1 8XX

 

Purcell Room

Intimate concert hall venue.
South Bank Centre
Waterloo
London
SE1 8XX

 

Little Angel Theatre

Children's puppet theatre.
14 Dagmar Passage
Cross Street
London
N1 2DN

 

Blue Elephant Theatre

Vibrant arts venue.
59a Bethwin Road
London
SE5 0XT

 

Landor Theatre

Popular pub theatre.
Landor Pub
Landor Road
London
SW9 9PH

 
 

  Leisure centres

Morpheus Personal Training

Fitness & Leisure centres.
1 Addington Street
City of London
SE1 7RY

02072249956

 
 

  Sport

The Oval

Home to Surrey County Cricket Club.
Kennington Oval
London
SE11 5SS

 
 

  Climbing

VauxWall West Climbing Centre

Introduction to climbing.
46 - 47a South Lambeth Road
London
SW8 1SR

 

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