Geographical Boundaries:Lambeth is an area just south west of London, ON. It's bound by the Wharncliffe Road South (North), Wonderland Road (East), the 402 (South), and Colonel Talbot Road (West).Mel's Insights:
I was first introduced to Lambeth in my late teens. When I was 19 years old, I bartended in the far south-west corner of London, and some of my favourite regulars came from Lambeth. During that time, I learned a lot about Lambeth and the close-knit community it takes great pride in. If there was just one thing that all from Lambeth agreed upon, it was that they were not Londoners, they were from Lambeth. However, much to their disappointment, Lambeth, as a part of the Town of Westminster, became apart of London in 1993. Many Lambeth residents aren't huge fans of the new designation, but in their minds, they will always be the Town of Lambeth and were proud to celebrate Lambeth's 200th anniversary of settlement in 2009.
If you head south on Wharncliffe out of London, it will turn into Main Street, Lambeth. Along this stretch you will find many small shops and a few restaurants. It is conveniently close to highway 402 for traveling. The annual Lambeth Harvest Festival (which happens in September) is a time for the community to come together and welcome those in London to the small town feel of Lambeth. The festival lasts the whole weekend and includes a town breakfast, baseball tournament, auto show and several dances.
There are many choices in housing, from small, brick character homes, to sprawling estates with generous lot sizes to beautiful newer builds. Lambeth has experienced some substantial growth of new residential developments in the surrounding area, including: Talbot Village (800 residential lots), Lambeth Park Estates, and North Lambeth Estates. It is also experiencing growth of businesses in it's core. The only element it lacks when it comes to housing is condo and townhouse options. With easy proximity to both London and the 401, Lambeth truly is "small town living" with a lot to offer.
Quick Facts (courtesy of the City of London
- 4,410 people live in Lambeth, 1 percent fewer than in 2006.
- 93 percent of the 1,580 households are homeowners.
- Half of households have an annual total income of over $104,293
CLICK HERE to check out the City of London's Neighbourhood Profile for a more in-depth look at the statistics of Lambeth.