Lambeth is one of 14 local authorities which make up Inner London.
It is one of the most densely populated inner London boroughs, with a population of around 303,000.
Based on the 2011 census, Lambeth has a low percentage of people with an English only identity and the proportion of white British people has decreased from 50% to 39% in the last 10 years.
It has the highest proportion in the country of:
- Portuguese born people
- South American people
- Mixed race white and black African people and the proportion of mixed race people has gone from 4% to 7%
- People from multiple mixed ethnic backgrounds
- People from non-Caribbean and non-African black backgrounds
Approximately 150 languages are spoken in the borough. After English the main languages spoken are: Portuguese, Yoruba, French, Spanish and Twi. You can find out more on our statistics page.
It measures seven miles north to south, and about two and a half miles east to west.
Learn about the history of the borough and trace your family history.
Lambeth is made up of 21 wards. However there are many neighbourhoods and 'urban villages' in the borough, each with its own distinct character.
Maps of services, areas and building locations in Lambeth.
Moving home can be a complicated process. This page aims to make this easier for you by bringing together the key services you need to access when moving home.
This information covers moving into, out of and within the borough.
We have launched three campaigns this month - More Jobs, Safer Communities and Cleaner Streets. They aim to respond to issues that matter most to you.
There are many world-famous tourist attractions in the borough, and plenty of hidden gems. Find out more about Lambeth's tourist attractions, magnificent markets, and spectacular events like the Lambeth Country Show.
Lambeth is well-placed and serviced by the bus, tube and road networks. Information about getting to, or travelling around, the borough.
Come and see what's happening in Lambeth, from arts, library and community events to our annual festivals and celebrations like the Lambeth Country show, Black History Month and Peace Week.
Find out how the council is structured and learn about your elected representatives.
Boroughs with boundaries to Lambeth include Croydon, Merton, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster.