Lambeth is a London borough in south London, England, which forms 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 3 miles (4.8 km) wide and 7 miles (11 km) long. Brixton is its civic centre, and you can find other town centres.
The biggest shopping areas are (in order of size) Streatham, Brixton, Vauxhall, Clapham and West Norwood. The borough is the home of the geographical centre of London at Frazier Street close to Lambeth North tube station. Based on population estimates made in the middle of 2014, Lambeth features a permanent population of around 318216 inhabitants. Despite the borough's population density, Lambeth has open spaces. They include 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 evolved about the former Greater London Council headquarters of County Hall as well as 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 within the centre of the borough is the Art Deco Sunlight Laundry on Acre Lane. Nearby is Brixton, home of Lambeth Town Hall as well as the Brixton Murals.