Locate in Lambeth
Now is a fantastic time to consider moving your business to Lambeth. Our business districts across the borough offer the best of central and outer London.
Lambeth is home to household name businesses and one of the UK’s most entrepreneurial business communities. Please take a few minutes to read through the information below and contact the team to continue the conversation.
Business friendly borough
At Lambeth we recognise the value businesses bring to the community. We have played an instrumental role in creating seven Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) for all of our key commercial areas.
BIDs represent the needs of local businesses. They work alongside the council to support a myriad of business-friendly programmes. Working with Lambeth’s BIDs, we can help you make the contacts you need locally to see your business flourish.
Our team are happy to help you navigate to the right part of the council whether your enquiry relates to property, licensing, planning, waste or another key service.
Lambeth’s major business sectors include the creative and digital industries, professional and financial services, life sciences and healthcare and hospitality and tourism with major employers such as IBM, ITV, National Theatre, The South Bank Centre and Shell UK all established here.
Creative and Digital Industries
Underpinned by a world class cultural offer, Lambeth is positioning itself as London’s next creative and digital industries hub. Already home to creative and tech giants ITV, IBM and soon to be HQ for Apple in neighbouring Battersea, we believe Lambeth offers the right environment for the fusion of these two industries.
Healthcare and life sciences
Anchored by two of London’s leading hospitals, Guy’s St Thomas’s and King’s College, Lambeth is the focus for a cluster of healthcare and life services companies who range from traditional to highly innovative with incubators like the Health Foundry encouraging collaboration with new digital technologies.
Tourism, Hospitality, and Night Time Economy
With top ten London visitor attractions such as the London Eye and Southbank Centre, along with the iconic town centre of Brixton, Lambeth is a hotspot for tourism. Hotels located on the South Bank have some of the highest occupancy rates in the country and cater equally for the tourist and corporate markets.
Our night time economy is thriving. Supporting 8,000 jobs, Lambeth’s clubs, bars, restaurants and theatres attract an in international audience. Brixton, Clapham, the South Bank and all have famed nightlife.
Lambeth’s food and hospitality offer certainly registers an impressive and varied footprint. We know that with an ever competitive market to attract the right talent, the hospitality and culture of an area is crucial to your choice of location. Extending from one of London’s busiest restaurant strips on the South Bank to new high end restaurants such as Mark Hix’s latest venture Pharmacy 2 and the long established and equally innovative indoor food markets of Brixton, Lambeth has the variety to cater to even the most niche requirements.
Professional and Financial Services
Lambeth is increasingly a location of choice for professional and financial services who are attracted by central London floor space at competitive rates and central location position.
Vibrant commercial areas
Lambeth’s three most prominent commercial centres are South Bank & Waterloo, Vauxhall and Brixton. Offering a huge variety between them, each area has a unique character that reflects its history, established community and forward trajectory.
Lambeth is also home to Clapham, Herne Hill, Streatham, Tulse Hill and West Norwood – some of South Lambeth’s most popular residential neighbourhoods where vibrant business communities contribute greatly to their local character.
South Bank & Waterloo is an area of great contrasts, from the highly polished finish of the riverside South Bank with its world class cultural institutions and high-end developments such as Southbank Place to the underground scene of Leake Street and The Vaults, a home to street culture and London’s most famous graffiti art spots.
Developments in the area look to protect these contrasts whilst bridging them with improved public realm and pedestrian walkways, investment in new green and community spaces, improvements to the traditional marketplace of Lower Marsh and a new retail quarter in the redeveloped station.
Find out more about Waterloo.
Vauxhall is undergoing huge transformation. Home to new mixed-use and high rise clusters, an equal amount of attention is being paid to ensure quality of life on ground level.
Vauxhall will see improved green and public spaces, a new town centre and town square along with a host of amenities to cater to the new businesses, existing and new residents moving to the area.
Lambeth are also working to protect Vauxhall’s cultural integrity, as one of London’s leading LGBT nightlife centres with iconic venues such as the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, alongside supporting the growth of one of London’s most exciting contemporary art scenes.
Find out more about Vauxhall.
Brixton is a much loved town centre, home to a community who are passionate about its past and future. A largely retail, leisure and evening based town centre economy is becoming increasingly popular as an office location for a growing creative and digital cluster of micro business and larger SMEs.
A major focus for inward investment, Lambeth is using council owned land in Brixton to leverage investment for much needed new business space, homes, and public realm improvements.
Find out more about Brixton.
We realise that affordable and flexible workspace is key to many businesses. We have supported the creation of new workspace schemes including International House, Tripod, Granby Space, Build Studios, LJ Works and Pop Brixton. We’re also working with external workspace partners such as Local London, Workspace Group and The Office Group’s Tintagel House.
Our inward investment team can assist you in finding the space your business needs, along with signposting you to local networks, helping establish your business in the borough.
Get in touch
If your business is interested in locating in Lambeth, please click below to complete a property enquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you.