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For anyone planning a move to or within Lambeth in South London, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic part of London.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in London, Lambeth's famous areas include Clapham, Brixton, Streatham and Vauxhall. 

Lambeth has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from brilliantly located apartments, period terrace houses and innovative new builds to  executive housing, family townhouses and apartments. 

"The district of Lambeth stretches all the way from the River Thames across the areas of Vauxhall and Lambeth, down toward Clapham and Streatham. This area of south london is full of culture with the vibrancy of Vauxhall and Bixton offering endless markets, clubs and activities. Areas including Clapham Common and West Norwood allow for a breath of fresh air from bustling life with beautiful greenery - a perfect place for a weekend picnic with the family." Britannica

Lambeth is located within central London, with the River Thames to the north, Southwark to the east, Croydon to the south, Merton to the south-west and Wandsworth to the west.  

Lambeth was originally recorded as a Lambeth in 1062. Its original name was Lambehitha which translated to ‘landing place for lambs’! The name originates from its place on the Thames as a harbour for sending or receiving shipments of lambs. 

For more fun facts about figures about Lambeth and the surrounding areas of Brixton, Clapham and Vauxhall, scroll down to our Lambeth feature page! 




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Lambeth, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Lambeth (or you already live in Lambeth but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Lambeth there is a big choice of high quality Lambeth schools, with a number of the Lambeth’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

Lambeth’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In Lambeth UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Lambeth and in thesuburbs of Clapham, Brixton, Streatham and Vauxhall by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

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>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

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Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Lambeth, some of the best of which being:



Eaton Square School

Belgravia, London, England, SW1V 1PP

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-13 Years, Day

Eaton Square School offer's a well-balanced education, placing an emphasis on developing the whole child pupils will be fully prepared to take their own place in an ever-changing world.

[Read More About Eaton Square School…]



St Paul’s Cathedral School

City of London, London, England, EC4M 9AD

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-13 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

St Paul’s aims to instil a love of learning through a broad curriculum. It aims to give each pupil the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, personally, physically, culturally and spiritually.

[Read More About St Paul’s Cathedral School…]



The Lyceum School

Shoreditch, London, England, EC2A 2DU

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-11 Years, Day

The Lyceum is a unique, co-educational independent school in the heart of the City of London (EC2) for children between the ages of 4-11. It is a happy place where learning is rich, fulfilling and exciting.

[Read More About Lyceum School...]


Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In London, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In London, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in London, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Lambeth, England, UK

The most popular areas Lambeth (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Brixton, Lambeth, Lambeth, UK

Brixton Hill (15,800), Coldharbour (17,200), Ferndale (14,800), Tulse Hill (15,800)

>  Streatham, Lambeth, UK

Streatham Hill (15,600), Streatham Wells (14,900), Streatham South (14,300), St Leonard’s (14,500)

>  Clapham, Lambeth, UK

Clapham Old Town (13,800), Clapham Common (12,800), Clapham North (13,300), Clapham Junction (14,700)

>  Vauxhall & Waterloo, Lambeth, UK

Vauxhall (14,200), Waterloo (9,700)

>  Kennington, Lambeth, UK (15,200)

>  Stockwell, Lambeth, UK, (15,100)

>  Herne Hill, Lambeth, UK (7,900)




Lambeth is very popular place to live and many people move to Lambeth each year, or to near Lambeth and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Lambeth are looking for a bustling and vibrant location with endless opportunities to choose from. Deciding to relocate to the Lambeth in order to enjoy a different pace of life of the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Lambeth, England, UK

> FACT 1: The bohemian neighbourhood of Brixton is one of the most vibrant areas in London. This cultural hub has attracted hundreds of artists and creators - David Bowie, Adele and Danny Kirwin from Fleetwood Mac all grew up in Brixton. On the flip side, John Major and Ken Livingston were also from the area. 

> FACT 2: Enjoy Lambeth in August whilst attending The Splash Festival! It takes place on the first Sunday of August every year and is in celebration of Jamaica and Jamaican Culture. A wide range of artists flock to the festival, with artists performing R&B, wrap and reggae - Katy B performed in 2010! 

> FACT 3: Brixton has its own currency in order to encourage people to shop locally. The Brixton pound was introduced in 2009 and comes in B£1 B£5 B£10 and B£20. The notes are beautifully decorated with famous elements of Brixton such as David Bowie, the Brixton Murals and Electric Avenue. 

> FACT 4: Celebs such as JK Rowling, Natasha Bedingfield, Ainsley Harriott have all lived in the popular neighbourhood of Clapham. 

> FACT 5: Streatham High Street is the longest in Europe! It measures 2.9 kilometres and has an impressive collection of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. Most importantly, there are two award-winning pizzerias located just off Streatham High Street. Addomme and Bravi Ragazzi are a staple for residents who recognise the need for amazing pizza and pasta right on their doorstep! 

> FACT 6: Brixton’s Electric Avenue was the inspiration for Eddy Grant’s 1983 hit ‘Electric Avenue’ with the song reaching No.2 in both the UK and US. The market street was the first to be lit by electricity in 1880. 

> FACT 7: Clapham Junction has excellent transport links and is said to be the busider train station in the whole of Europe, with over 2,000 trains travelling through each day! 

> FACT 8: The very first Waitrose opened in Streatham in 1955! Express Diaries Premier Supermarket was also opened in Streatham and is actually the first UK supermarket full stop! 

> FACT 9: Visit Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre for a chance to skate on London’s only olympic-sized ice rink! You may even spot some upcoming GBR olympians training there…dance duo Rebecca Clarke & Theodore Alexander often train in Streatham. 

> FACT 10: Lambeth bridge first opened in 1932 by King Goerge V and Queen Mary, sitting at 265.5 metres it’s structure is said to be one of the prettiest in London. It is also painted shades of red and pink, this is a nod to the House of Lords which is located just over the other side of the bridge in the Palace of Westminster. 

Where To Live In Lambeth, UK

Lambeth and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, mansion, with or without granny annex, garden or courtyard. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

For central city living, Lambeth and the areas near Lambeth are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Clapham North Lambeth, Clapham Old Town Lambeth, Clapham South Lambeth, Brixton Square Lambeth, The Edge Lambeth, Oval Quarter Lambeth, Singer Mews Lambeth, Brixton Centric Lambeth, Norwich House Lambeth, The Water Tower Lambeth, Vauxhall Sky Gardens Lambeth, Kennington Lambeth, Stockwell Lambeth, Lambeth, Tooting Bec Common Lambeth, Telford Park Lambeth, Streatham Common Lambeth, Furzedown Lambeth, Streatham Park Lambeth

Commuting To And From Lambeth By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Lambeth is especially popular with those who have offices based in London and are happy to commute into the centre for the majority of the week.

Others are happy to commute regularly to The City of London, Canary Wharf, Westminster, The West End and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Lambeth To The City of London: The City is about 3 miles by road from Lambeth via the A201 and driving to The City from Lambeth normally takes under 30 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to The City from Lambeth, with tubes taking from 25 minutes to 30 minutes via the District and Circle Lines to get to London.

> Lambeth To Westminster: Westminster is about 1 mile by road from Lambeth via the A3212 &amp A302 and driving to the centre of Westminster from Lambeth normally takes under 10 minutes. There is a very regular bus service to Westminster from Lambeth, with buses taking from 15 minutes to 20 minutes to get to Westminster

> Lambeth To Canary Wharf: Canary Wharf is about 6 miles by road from Lambeth via the A101 and driving to the centre of Canary Wharf from Lambeth normally takes under 30 minutes. There is a very regular tube service to Canary Wharf from Lambeth, with tubes taking from 30minutes 35 minutes via the Jubilee Line to get to Canary Wharf.

> Lambeth To The West End: The West End is about 3 miles by road from Lambeth via the A3212 and driving to the centre of The West End from Lambeth normally takes under 25 minutes. There is a very regular bus service to The West End from Lambeth, with buses taking from 27 minutes to get to The West End.



Nearest Airports To Lambeth, UK

The nearest airport to Lambeth is London City International Airport (LCY) which is 7 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (under 15 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (under 24 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (under 30 miles).




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