Lambeth is a London borough in south London, England, which forms a part of Inner London. Its name was recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha, translating as 'landing place for lambs', and in 1255 as Lambeth. The borough covers a total area of around 10.36 square miles. Lambeth is a long, thin borough, being about three miles (4.8 km) wide and 7 miles (11 km) long. Brixton is its civic centre, and you will find other town centres.
Even though Lambeth Marsh was drained through the 18th century, it is commemorated by the street name of Lower Marsh. The borough is the home of the geographical centre of London at Frazier Street near Lambeth North tube station. In line with population estimates made during 2014, Lambeth includes a permanent population of around 318216 people. In spite of the borough's population density, Lambeth has open spaces. They consist of Brockwell Park and Lido, Streatham Common, half of Clapham Common, West Norwood Cemetery, Archbishop's Park, Norbury Park, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and Ruskin and Kennington Parks.
Along and around the South Bank, a tourist area has developed about the former Greater London Council headquarters of County Hall and also the Southbank Centre and National Theatre. Also around the river is the London Eye and Shell Centre. Nearby is St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace along with the Florence Nightingale Museum. A landmark inside the centre of the borough is the Art Deco Sunlight Laundry on Acre Lane. Nearby is Brixton, home of Lambeth Town Hall and the Brixton Murals.