Frequency of work
Being so central to London with excellent transport links, this is a great spot to access plenty of teaching work.
Cost of accommodation
Many large houses have been converted into flats acting as a good source of quality affordable property. Alternatively, there are Victorian terraces and Docklands apartments perfect for first and second-time buyers looking to own property extremely close to central London
The nearest London Underground stations are Waterloo, Southwark and Lambeth North. London Waterloo is also a National Rail station and so is Waterloo East station which is located in-between both Waterloo and Southwark stations. Vauxhall station is also nearby in Vauxhall, situated more towards the South Lambeth area near Stockwell.
Vibe, type of people that live there
Lambeth is very close to the banks of the River Thames and is often considered the number one area to go for a riverside walk. Within Lambeth lie young and vibrant centres such as Brixton and Clapham as well as the more residential suburbs of Streatham and Norwood. The borough is dominated by younger people and a population that is highly mobile and transient. It has become very popular amongst young professionals due to its proximity to central London, good night life and more affordable property prices.
Described as a ‘thriving 24-hour metropolis’, the area has a generous amount of bars, pubs and restaurants. For shoppers, South Lambeth and Brixton cover all the necessary ground from markets to shopping centres.
Why choose Lambeth?
Stretching from the Southbank of the Thames to suburbs of Clapham and Streatham, this is a vibrant, exciting area to live and work. Lambeth lies in inner London and is the fourth most densely populated area in the country and has one third of its residents from ethnic minority communities.
I live in Herne Hill, which is right on the cusp of Lambeth and Southwark. Living smack in between Brixton and Peckham, I love the melting pot of culture, food and music. You never have to wander very far to find cheap eats, eclectic markets, pubs, bars, microbreweries, and steel drums 24 hours a day.
My top picks for outdoor eats and drinks in the boroughs are Pop Brixton, Mercato Metropolitano, and Frank’s Cafe (only open in the summer). Best pubs have got to be John the Unicorn and my local, The Florence. Favourite restaurants are Ganapati in Peckham for amazing south Indian cuisine, Silk Road in Camberwell for the best (and cheapest!) Chinese around, and the Lido Cafe for brunch by the pool that almost makes me feel like I’m home in Queensland. Big shout out to Christopher’s too for the best coffee I’ve found in London.
The other thing that must be said for living in Herne Hill is its proximity to green space. Brockwell Park is right on my doorstep, and a little further afield is Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Woods. Best of both worlds!
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