The Garden Guide

Book: London and Its Environs, 1927
Chapter: 36 Lambeth and Battersea

Lambeth and Battersea Overview

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36. LAMBETH AND BATTERSEA. STATIONS. For North Lambeth the most convenient stations are Westminster on the District Railway or Lambeth (North) on the Bakerloo Tube. South Lambeth, Kennington, and Clapham are served by the City & South London Tube, reached from the north by the Bakerloo Tube to the Elephant and Castle, or by the Hampstead Tube extension via Waterloo and Kennington. For the outlying suburbs Southern Railway trains run from Waterloo to Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, and Wandsworth and from Victoria to Battersea Park, Clapham Junction, Brixton, and Streatham. OMNIBUSES and TRAMWAYS. Over Westminster Bridge: Omnibuses Nos. 3, 12, 53, 58, 59, 76, 77, 112, etc. Tramways Nos. 2, 14, 16, 22, 26, etc. Over Vauxhall Bridge: Omnibuses Nos. 2, 32, 36, 51, 88; Tramways Nos. 8, 20, 28, 54, 58, 78. Over Battersea Bridge (coming from Chelsea): Omnibuses Nos. 19, 39, 49; Tramway No. 34. Lambeth, a district (302,960 inhabitants) abutting on the right bank of the Thames, opposite Westminster and between Southwark and Battersea, extends south in a strip between Camberwell and Wandsworth; but its more interesting parts are all near the river. It is most directly reached from the West End via Westminster Bridge.