This area of London begins at Lambeth Bridge and follows the river north to the OXO Tower. Much of the architecture in this area is modern and garish, like the Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, National Theatre and the Hayward Gallery. It also includes a number of historic buildings such as Lambeth Palace and the County Hall, as well as several popular theatres, galleries and some pleasant gardens. One of the finest views of the Palace of Westminster can be seen from the tree-lined embankment that follows the south side of the river.
Britain's largest collection of aquarium life, containing over 350 species of tropical and European aquatic animals. Display tanks are organised according to geographical origin, including brightly coloured fish from the coral reefs and Indian Ocean to freshwater fish from the rivers of North America and parts of Europe. Among the more unusual species are sharks, jellyfish and octopuses. A touch pool allows visitors to enjoy contact with giant rays.
Regular feeding sessions take place throughout the day.
Opening times: all year, daily 10am to 6pm (closed Xmas) - Admission
Location: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, City of London, SE1 7PB - Tel: 020 7967 8000 - Website
London's greatest chamber of horrors, brings to life various gruesome events in British history, depicted by life-like ghoulish figures and creepy special effects.
Special exhibitions on Jack the Ripper, the Great Fire of London and the Black Death.
Opening times: all year, daily,
from 10am -
Admission Charge (pre-booking recommended)
Location: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, City of London, SE1 7PB
Erected in 2000, it was originally designed to be in place for just 5 years, but the London Eye has proved to be so popular that it is scheduled to keep rotating for a further 20 years. It has 32 capsules that continuously rotate on its 443 ft high frame. Each flight takes 30 approximately minutes, commanding superb views of up to 25 miles (40 km) across london.
Opening times: all year, daily from 10am (closed Xmas) - Admission Charge (pre-booking recommended)
Location: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7PB - Tel: 0870 500 0600 - Website
Located near the entrance to the St Thomas's Hospital, this small museum gives a fascinating account of this determined woman's career. Exhibits include displays of original documents and personal memorabilia that illustrate Florence's life and the developments in health care she pioneered, until her death in 1910.
Opening times: all year, daily from 10am - Admission Charge
Location: St Thomas' Hospital, Gassiot House, 2 Lambeth Palace Rd, London, SE1 7EW - Tel: 020 7620 0374
Two massive naval guns, each weighing 100 tons, stand menacingly before the columned facade of this popular London museum. Inside it is literally crammed with weapons, planes, military vehicles and wartime paraphernalia, covering Britain's many wars from 1914 to the present day. Exhibits include V1 and V2 rockets, various vintage armoured fighting vehicles, weapons, field guns, small submarines and war planes. Including a Harrier jet and a restored Spitfire from World War II. There is also a changing series of special exhibitions and war time experiences.
The museum's art galleries house paintings of various battle scenes by well known artists. A good selection of wartime posters and souvenirs is on sale in the museum's shop.
Opening times: all year, daily 10am to 6pm (closed Xmas) - Free
Location: Lambeth Rd, London, SE1 6HZ - Tel: 020 7416 5320 - Website
This palace has been the official home of the Archbishop of Canterbury since the 13th century. Its Tudor gateway dates from 1495 and the Great Hall (circa 1660), with a very fine hammer beam roof. The much restored chapel dates from around 1230 and features modern stained glass by Powell and Edwards. The crypt under the chapel, built around 1200, has Purbeck marble pillars.
Opening times: open certain times
of the year on special occasions only, see website for
Location: London, SE1 7JU - Tel: 020 7898 1200
Housed in a former 19th century church, the museum commemorates father and son, John Trade scant (both gardeners to Charles l). A small 17th century garden, featuring plants brought to Britain by the Tradescant family from their world travels lies behind the church. Specimens include yuccas, lilacs and honeysuckle. An interesting collection of Victorian gardening tools is also on display. Graves of the two Tradescants and one of Captain Bligh (of mutiny on the Bounty fame) lie in the nearby churchyard.
Opening times: Tue-Sun, 10.30am to 5pm (closed Xmas) - Admission Charge
Location: Lambeth Palace Rd, London, SE1 7LB - Tel: 0207401 8865 - Website
The headquarters of the famous Surrey County Cricket Club since 1848. It was the scene of the first ever cricket Test Match between England and Australia in 1880. Regular ground tours are available on Saturday's at 11am (non-match days only), see website for details.
Location: Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS - Tel: 0844 375 1845
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Galleries and Gardens in Lambeth
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Please note that the above information was accurate at the time this page was last updated. This information is subject to change at any time (opening times in particular), therefore if you plan on visiting any of the above attractions, please check the owner's website first or phone them for the latest details.