Lambeth Road

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Lambeth Palace's gatehouse on Lambeth Road.
St George's Cathedral main entrance, on the corner of Lambeth Road and St George's Road.

Lambeth Road is a road in Lambeth (to the west) and Southwark (to the east), London running between Lambeth Bridge over the River Thames at the western end and St George's Circus at the eastern end. The road is designated the A3203.

Imperial War Museum on Lambeth Road.

Lambeth Palace, the London base of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Museum of Garden History are to the north towards the west by the river. St George's Cathedral Southwark is on the north side. Opposite on the south side is the Imperial War Museum, originally the site of the notorious Dog and Duck tavern and later the Bethlem Royal Hospital, the world's oldest psychiatric hospital.

Lambeth Walk adjoins to the south in the middle. Other adjoining roads include the Albert Embankment and Lambeth Palace Road by the river, Kennington Road and St George's Road.

The remains of Saint John Jones were displayed on what is now Lambeth Road after his execution in 1598.


Famous residents[edit]

William Bligh of 100 Lambeth Road.

See also notable patients of Bethlem hospital, including the artist Richard Dadd.

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Coordinates: 51°29′44″N 0°06′54″W / 51.4956°N 0.11513°W / 51.4956; -0.11513