London Area Guides
Lambeth Area Guide
Our area guide to Lambeth gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE1
Though it has had its problems Lambeth does have its positives, namely good transport links, reasonably priced property and a vibrant street culture.
Property Types & Architecture
The Lambeth area has a diverse mix of properties from Victorian terraces to new Docklands developments. Many of the larger house on the Squares are now converted in apartments.
Shopping & Entertainment
The shopping is limited locally, but access to the West End is easy for any serious shopping.
The area abounds with things to do: Butlers Wharf is home to a number of popular restaurants. More bars and restaurants around the the Hays Galleria and Gabriel's Wharf. With a view to cultural pursuits there is the National Theatre, the South Bank Centre, National Film Theatre, Old Vic and the Young Vic.
Parks & Commons
Few open spaces in this area though possibly the best spot in London for a riverside walk.
Who lives here?
Now attracts the City professional.
Guide to Lambeth transport links
- Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (Zone 2)
- Deptford Bridge (Zone 2, Zone 3)
- Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3)
- Lewisham (Zone 2, Zone 3)
- Woolwich Arsenal (Zone 4)
Bermondsey (Zone 2)
Borough (Zone 1)
Canada Water (Zone 2)
Jubilee LineLondon Overground
Elephant and Castle (Zone 1, Zone 2)
Bakerloo LineNorthern LineBakerloo LineNorthern Line
Kennington (Zone 2)
Lambeth North (Zone 1)
London Bridge (Zone 1)
Jubilee LineNorthern Line
North Greenwich (Zone 2, Zone 3)
Oval (Zone 2)
Southwark (Zone 1)
Waterloo (Zone 1)
Bakerloo LineJubilee LineNorthern LineWaterloo & City Line
Lambeth Local Authorities
Lambeth is is represented by Lambeth Council, Southwark Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Lambeth Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Lambeth area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Lambeth & Exam Results
Schools in Lambeth fall under the Lambeth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Lambeth by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Lambeth
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