Lambeth is London’s original hipster capital. Long before the likes of Hoxton and Shoreditch started trending, Lambeth, Brixton and Clapham were known for their vibrant atmosphere and lively social scenes. In addition, the area is an important commercial area for the south side of the river. As such, Lambeth accommodation is some of the most sought after property in the city. One of the most popular formats - particularly for those planning an extended stay - is the serviced apartment.
TheSqua.re offers some of the finest serviced apartments available in the region, each having been chosen according to exacting criteria and offering guests an unparalleled level of comfort. Not only do these properties offer the latest in mod-cons and home entertainment, but they have also been specifically selected due to their highly desirable locations - meaning guests are never far from key landmarks and public transport hubs
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Lambeth is one of the most dynamic commercial areas in London, outside of Canary Wharf and the City itself. As such, it welcomes a large volume of business travellers every year. Whilst there are plenty of hotels available locally, the exacting needs of the business traveller mean that serviced apartments are often a far better option. Fortunately, those seeking corporate accommodation in Lambeth will find there is an abundance of choice, with properties ranging from self-contained studios to larger, multi-room housing. Each of the properties offered by TheSqua.re provides everything the busy traveller requires: a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi and plenty of space in which to work or relax.
Lambeth is also known as being one of the most vibrant and diverse districts in London, which has made it popular with tourists looking for an alternative to the usual city-centre locations. These travellers are often looking for a more authentic experience of the capital and often find that serviced apartments are a much better option than the usual hotels and guesthouses, as they offer the chance to experience the neighbourhood in a genuine London home. TheSqua’re’s selection of properties in the area not only offers the chance to stay in a stylish private apartment, complete with home entertainment and the latest mod cons, but they also offer many of the benefits usually associated with hotels, such as room cleaning and reception services. As such, serviced apartments make for the ultimate holiday accommodation in Lambeth.
Lambeth is an inner London borough that has several diverse neighbourhoods within its boundaries. Choosing where to stay will largely come down to personal taste and travellers’ reasons for visiting the area. For example, Brixton is known for its social scene and iconic market, whilst the area around Waterloo is known for its famous landmarks and incredible views of the city. Generally speaking, any of the areas along the river are the most desirable - particularly the streets that link Kennington and Vauxhall. Staying in this area is ideal for both tourists and business travellers as it offers plenty of local amenities, including parks, restaurants and bars, whilst also being close to one of London’s key transport hubs.
Lambeth is an ancient settlement that grew out of an early agricultural province. Since the middle ages, it has been an important crossing point of the Thames and has therefore continued to be an important industrial location. Below are a few other interesting facts about Lambeth:
Whilst London has a reputation as a somewhat expensive city, it is also known that the cost of living varies dramatically from borough to borough. This is where Lambeth really shines, as prices are generally lower in the area, despite its being in London city centre. While central London rents can reach higher than £3,000 per month, apartments can be found in Lambeth for as little as £1300 per month. What’s more, choosing to stay in a serviced apartment in Lambeth can offer even better value, as they typically offer more cost-efficiency over the long term.
In addition to rental costs, those staying in Lambeth will also need to consider other outgoings. Travel is another significant spend, though fortunately this is easy to budget for thanks to London’s various payment options. For example, a Zone 1 - 2 travel card for use on buses, trains and the tube will cost around £36 per week and offers considerable savings compared to buying individual tickets. Alternatively, those only spending a few days in the city can use the Oyster for public transport, which is capped at just £7.20 per day - after which all other journeys that day are free.
London is a big city and has some incredibly diverse neighbourhoods - many of which are to be found in the borough of Lambeth. Whilst anyone would be hard-pushed to see everything the city has to offer in a single visit, there are a few ways for travellers to ensure they get the most out of their stay. Here are a few tips for visiting Lambeth:
Lambeth is right in the heart of London, so all of the capital’s famous sights and attractions are within easy reach. However, the borough’s location on the south bank of the River Thames also means it offers a different side of London to the usual tourist haunts.
Q. What are some popular things to do in Lambeth?
Lambeth location on the Southbank of the Thames means there are a huge amount of attractions nearby. Some of the most popular include:
Q. Are there any museums in Lambeth?
Lambeth is home to a surprising amount of museums, both large and small. Some of the most popular are:
Q. Is Lambeth a good place to experience London culture?
Lambeth is famous for its contributions to London’s cultural scene. Whilst many other London boroughs and neighbourhoods now compete to be the capital’s top trendsetter, the vibrant markets, bars and pubs of Lambeth offer a unique atmosphere and the sheer amount of street art, local festivals and, of course, the famous Brixton market, mean that Lambeth is the ideal place to experience true London culture.
Lambeth’s central location means it is ideal for exploring London’s many attractions. Both sides of the river are lined with iconic landmarks and fascinating things to see so anyone staying in Lambeth will find they don’t have to travel far to see some of London’s most exciting places to visit. Below are a few highlights:
Lambeth’s cultural diversity has furnished the area with an incredible selection of restaurants and eateries, with flavours from all over the world to be found locally. From fine dining to no-frills takeaways, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to places to eat in Lambeth. Some popular establishments include:
Aside from its broad selection of restaurants, Lambeth is also known as something of a paradise for lovers of street food. Some of the local favourites include:
London is one of the best cities in the world for shopping, with its famous thoroughfares, Oxford Street and Bond Street being known across the globe. However, true Londoners know that there are plenty of other fantastic places to indulge in a little retail therapy. Anyone staying in Lambeth will find that many of these shopping hotspots are within easy reach. Brixton Market is, of course, an absolute must - especially those looking to pick up a bargain or some unique souvenirs. Many of the neighbourhoods in Lambeth also have their own high streets offering basic amenities. However, the best shopping is to be had at one of the nearby centres, such as:
Another reason that Lambeth is so popular with both tourists and business travellers is its excellent transport links. The area benefits from being in close proximity to several key stations - including London Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Vauxhall. Between them, these stations offer services across the country. Lambeth also has several tube stations in its vicinity, the underground being arguably the most convenient way of getting around London city centre.
Some noteworthy stations in Lambeth include:
There are also numerous bus routes operating in Lambeth, offering services across the city and southern suburbs. These include several night buses, which can be identified in timetables by their ‘N’ prefix. Journey’s on both the Underground and overground rail can be paid for with London’s Oyster card system. A single trip to zone 1-2 will cost £2.40 whilst the equivalent single ticket is £4.90. Similarly, a zone 1 - 4 Travelcard will cost £13.10, whilst the Oyster is capped at £10.10. The card can be used on buses, trains and the London Underground.
Lambeth weather varies according to season. The summer lasts from June through August and temperatures during this time are usually in the high twenties. This is a popular time of year to visit London, as there are numerous sporting and cultural events and the city’s parks and outdoor spaces are teeming with life. However, the winter months are also popular, as the capital offers plenty of seasonal events and festive activities. However, it should be noted that temperatures can drop below freezing during the coldest days of December and January, so it is important to pack accordingly. September is also an especially popular time to visit, as temperatures have usually cooled a little and the school term has begun, which means the city is a little less crowded compared to August and July.
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