Talk:London Borough of Lambeth

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Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Expand : sections on economy/industry, education, etc
  • Split : demographic info should its own section
  • Verify : all significant or contentious points need to be verified by inline citations (requirement for promotion beyond class=start)
  • Other : explain coat of arms

individual associated with Lambeth[edit]

I can see why Kate Hoey is an "individual associated with Lambeth", but what about (just a random choice) Henry Tate, Jeremy Hardy, Roger Moore, and June Whitfield? There is not a single reference to Lambeth in any of those articles. <KF> 12:22, 27 Jul 2004 (UTC)

  • Their articles may not say Lambeth, but they do reference a part of Lambeth where they were born or lived: Tate, Hardy and Whitfield in Streatham; Moore in Stockwell and Streatham. Alan Davidson 09:02, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Politicians linked to LB Lambeth article[edit]

Why does someone keep linking Paul Boateng to Lambeth, when the biography article for him makes no mention of the borough. As I understand it, he made his name as a civil rights lawyer when based with a law centre based in the borough, but neither his political career nor his personal life have any links to the borough?

Diane Abbott has a better claim to a link, having worked as Lambeth's press officer.

  • I've put more about Boateng's link to Lambeth in his article. His criticism of the Met was based on his experiences in Brixton, before and after the 1981 riot. Alan Davidson 20:53, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

And can someone - with better factual knowledge of 1980s Labour Party history than myself - write an article on Lambeth's former council leader Edward Knight aka "Red Ted" - the only Ted Knight currently on Wikipedia is an unrelated American.

  • I've made a stub about him Philcrbk 08:11, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Lambeth has the highest population density of the Inner London boroughs[edit]

I have also heard this claimed for Kensington & Chelsea and Islington. Needs verification. 17:57, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Postcodes: why?[edit]

I can't see why there needs to be a list of postcode for the eastern boundary, or, indeed, for any part of the borough. Should every entry that relates to a geographical area list the relevant postcodes? I think not. AJD 21:53, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:WikiProject London#Creation of articles - it's a standing to-do item. No, I wouldn't say this should be standard across all geographical areas, but London postcodes have a common usage which others don't have (a press article might refer to a new restaurant opening in SW4 - it would never refer to KT1 in the same way). (In fact, Lambeth is primarily an administrative area rather than a geographical one, and postcodes themselves have a better claim to be the latter term) 10:27, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

This is an article about the London Borough of Lambeth, not about the Labour Party in Lambeth. The link is inappropriate. AJD 21:36, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


A map showing the location of the various districts (Brixton, Stockwell, etc.) within the borough would be very helpful.--Bhuck 10:07, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Brixton Murals[edit]

As a result of the riots, Lambeth Council/GLC funded artists to paint murals around Brixton, and recently I added the entry Brixton Murals to wikipedia. I don't want to just add it to the Brixton Riots page, but if the author(s) think it's relevant, I'd request it be added, it might fit nicely within the Arts category.

here's the Brixton Murals entry:


Iemanja75 (talk) 12:31, 20 May 2008 (UTC)


I don't see why the Sunlight Laundry was deleted from this article but Stockwell tube station inserted; the Sunlight Laundry is one of the few remaining Art Deco buildings in London (and a fine example of the genre), whereas Stockwell is just a tube station like dozens of others.

I can understand if an architecturally-distinctive station such as Canada Water were featured in an article, but why Stockwell? -- (talk) 01:23, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

A readable political history of the council is needed!![edit]

Why is there no objective history of Lambeth council? Perhaps people could start with the odd key fact or two here. e.g.

In 1985 Linda Bellos became leader of Lambeth council between 1986 and 1988. She was only the second black woman to become leader of a British local authority.

The Gay Pride march in London 1986 transferred to Jubilee Gardens, attendance at this annual event had risen to around 10,000 people from its beginnings in 1972. It started from Kennington Park. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Szczels (talkcontribs) 14:18, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

long, thin[edit]

Are boroughs really long and thin? Also, seven miles is hardly long; many London boroughs have much larger dimensions in at least one direction. Lambeth is surely one of the smaller London boroughs and its east-west measurement is less than its north-south one. The same applies to Britain, yet few would remark that is was a long, thin country.

Whether the description applies is a value judgement, but there are, AFAIK, reasons for most inner boroughs being like this. When LBs were formed out of the old Metroplitan Boroughs, the intent was to align them along major communication routes and also to link the relatively wealthy central boroughs with, in many cases, poorer ones next door. An example is Islington where the MBs were Finsbury MB, with a huge rates income from the City fringe, and Islington MB with some of the worst housing conditions in London; the A1 route provides the LB's spine. (BTW, always sign your contributions; instructions at start of page.) Folks at 137 (talk) 12:58, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

Usual practice for London boroughs is London Borough of name. Why has Lambeth been changed? AusLondonder (talk) 18:49, 15 September 2015 (UTC)