Carnegie Library in Herne Hill
Mar 13, 2017

Some Interesting Things Lambeth Has to Offer

Even though it is considered to be part of South London, the Borough of Lambeth is pretty much a central one. It is located just south of the River Thames and its northern borders are actually the river itself. It is a fun area to live in as it has a number of nice retail areas, bars and services. Among the finest professional services you can find movers as well as proficient man and van help. Here we will take a look at the most popular areas of Lambeth and will check out their landmarks and attractions.

Gypsy Hill, SE19 is mostly know as a key road and junction in Lambeth. In fact one of the monuments the district has is a boundary marker for Camberwell Parish on the road to The River Effra. Another famous thing about Gypsy Hill is an old and almost abandoned nuclear bunker which was constructed during the second half of the 20th century.

Herne Hill is very well-known for Brockwell Park which is located there along with Brockwell Hall which is a Grade II listed building. With the creation of the railway in during the 60s of the 19th century the area really became attractive to works. Nowadays some great expert services can still be obtained. Some of them are reliable man and van services in Herne Hill.

If you are looking to visit one of the Royal Parks, head to Kennington

Kennington, SE11 is among the key districts of Lambeth as it indeed has a lot to offer to tourists and locals alike. Its culture is remarkable and you simply need to see the Durning Library in Kennington. It is not only buildings that people look for. Kennington Park is a fascinating place as it is one of the Royal Parks of London.

Lambeth is a town very closely located to Charing Cross (just one mile to the south). It has plenty of suburban character as this is where a lot of the working people live. They move constantly and this calls for the area to offer specialised Lambeth man and van assistance. There are plenty of decent opportunities to have van rental. St. Mary-at-Lambeth is the oldest structure in Lambeth and is a church. Lambeth Palace is also in SE1 and it houses the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Stockwell, SW8 used to be a rural area around the edge of London but nowadays it is a flourishing suburban district with many residential buildings. Some of them are social houses mainly in Landsdowne Green, Mursell and Spurgeon. The Stockwell war memorial shelter is now decorated by colourful images as it has been out of order for years. There are also London Deep Level Shelters which were similar in their purpose to the war shelter mentioned above.

Development and improvements came swiftly to Streatham, SW16 during the 19th century. The railroad led to big urbanisation and it has been like that ever since. In fact the area was initially known as Stratham Wells and it was simply a village. Among the landmarks if this district we can list the Catholic English martyrs Church as it has a very distinctive spire.

THoly Trinity Church, Tulse Hillhe name of Tulse Hill derives from the old Tulse family. Thea whole area used to be a manor and actually Sir Henry Tulse was Lord Mayor of London. There are a few landmarks we can mention in Tulse Hill, SE24. All saints Church, Holy trinity Church and the St. Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church of England are among the most popular places of worship. Strand School is an old establishment opened in 1913.

Vauxhall used to not be part of London until the end of the 19th century and was in fact located in Surrey. The area is most known because of the brand Vauxhall Motors which is a car manufacturer. It also has a popular gay venue called the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. And lastly this area also houses the Vauxhall Cross headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service. Apparently a very popular district Vauxhall, SW8 has a lot to offer.

If you happen to walk across West Norwood, SE27, make sure you see some of the following: South London Theatre Centre, West Norwood Library and Nettlefold Hall. St. Luke’s Church’s tower has a tower clock which has been there for almost 2 centuries.

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