London Guide: Ten Things To Do In Lambeth. I’ve enjoyed exploring the area near Lambeth North Station. My Ten Things To Do In Lambeth list includes highlights such as the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace Gardens and the Garden Museum. Some of these places of interest might officially be located in Southwark but if they are near Lambeth North Station, I’ve included them. Lambeth is also a Borough which covers Waterloo, Brixton, Clapham, Stockwell and other areas.
Imperial War Museum
Ten Things To Do In Lambeth List
10 Things To Do In Lambeth List:
1. Discover more about the war and current conflicts at the Imperial War Museum
2. Chill out in the Tibetan Peace Gardens
3. Admire the glorious Lambeth Palace Garden
4. Potter around the Garden Museum
5. Try the seasonal menu at the Garden Café
6. Enjoy the beautiful St Mary’s Church Gardens
7. See urban art at the Leake Street Arches and Tunnel
8. Find out more about the lady with the lamp at the Florence Nightingale Museum
9. Enjoy the stunning views from Lambeth Bridge
10. Take a stroll down the Lambeth Walk
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1. Imperial War Museum: This free museum has some spectacular exhibits from WW1 to present-day conflicts. With a mix of permanent and new war-themed collections, it is worth visiting if you haven’t been for a while. You will find a cafe and a few gift shops on site. The museum is set within beautiful grounds of the Geraldine May Hamsworth Park.
Imperial War Museum: Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ
2. Tibetan Peace Gardens: This serene green space with sculptures was opened and consecrated by his holiness the Dalai Lama. The Peace Garden is close to the Imperial War Museum. It’s the perfect spot for reflection and contemplation.
Tibetan Peace Gardens: 107a St Georges Road, SE1 6HZ
3. Lambeth Palace Garden: The Archbishop of Canterbury invites the public to wander around his 10-acre garden on the first Friday of the month at 12-3pm from April to September. It only costs £5 which is donated to a charity so make sure you put this in your calendar because it is a very special place. Read my Lambeth Palace Gardens London article.
Lambeth Palace Garden: Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LU
4. Garden Museum: Next door to Lambeth Palace, you will find the adorable Museum housed inside St Mary’s Church which is a must for budding horticulturalists. The tombs of John Tradescant the Elder and the Younger (his son) are located on the grounds which inspired the museum. Read my Garden Museum Lambeth Palace Road London article.
Garden Museum: 5 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB
5. Garden Café: The Garden Museum has a wonderful restaurant attached to it. You can enjoy a rustic home-cooked three-course meal created from seasonal ingredients. The restaurant overlooks an internal courtyard on one side and St Mary’s Garden on the other. Read my Garden Café at Garden Museum Lambeth article.
Garden Museum Café: 5 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB
6. St Mary’s Church Gardens: In front of the Garden Museum is a small garden with pretty flowers and benches. It’s a lovely spot to sit down if you are strolling along the River Thames.
St Mary’s Church Gardens: Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7JH
7. Leake Street Arches and Tunnel: wander down Lower Marsh near Waterloo Station and you can enter the Leake Street tunnel which is awash with street art and graffiti. There are a few eateries, bars and entertainment venues located inside railway arches. The House of Vans is nearby which includes a gig venue, exhibition space and skateboard zone.
Leake Street Arches and Tunnel: Leake Street, SE18SW
8. Florence Nightingale Museum: This museum is dedicated to the life and accomplishments of the most famous nurse in history. It includes insights into her personal life, the Spanish Flu and the Crimean War. Read my Florence Nightingale Museum Lambeth London article.
Florence Nightingale Museum: 2 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7EW
9. Lambeth Bridge: This five-span steel arch bridge was opened in 1932 to help people cross the River Thames. It is actually the second bridge at this point, the first opened in 1862 but the construction was too steep for horse-drawn carriages and was poorly made. Today, the second bridge carries both traffic and pedestrians. At one end of the bridge is Lambeth Palace, at the other is Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The bridge has been painted red to represent seats in the House of Lords. Stop for a moment while you are crossing the bridge to take pictures of Vauxhall or iconic buildings and structures along the South Bank.
Lambeth Bridge: SE1 7SG
10. Lambeth Walk: If you’ve heard the famous song called The Lambeth Walk from the 1937 Musical called Me and My Girl (later a film), you should seek out this street. It was a working-class neighbourhood which used to host a market, today it’s a tidy street with a mix of homes and businesses. Play the tune on your headphones as you stroll along doing the Lambeth Walk. This was a Cockney dance made popular in 1937 by the English Actor and Theatre Manager Lupino Lane! Back in 1889, Charlie Chaplin was born in East Street which is just off Lambeth Walk.
Lambeth Walk: SE11 6EE
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Travel to Lambeth North Station which is on the Bakerloo Line and you can walk to all of these sights. The South Bank is close by where you will find major tourist attractions such as the London Eye. For more information read my Ten Things To Do On The South Bank article. Enjoy your visit.
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