Local Area Guide

Vauxhall sits on the south side of the river Thames bordering Battersea to the west, Stockwell to the South, and Kennington to the east.

Nearly every style of property London has to offer, can be found in the busy Vauxhall area, from modestly-priced ex-local authority flats, to luxury river front dwellings and even some regency terraces. Vauxhall offers something for all tastes and budgets. There are a large number of period conversion flats, which are constantly under high demand, often being snapped up after just a few days on the market.

Vauxhall, like most of South London, has an extremely diverse populace, in both background and income. The more affordable housing often attracts young professionals and families, while the proximity to the houses of parliament and Whitehall make it the perfect residence for MP’s and other civil servants. Gentrified areas such as Fentiman Road and Heyford Avenue are well known as desirable locations, with Luxury river front apartments, and St Georges wharf also bringing in a wealthier crowd.

Parks and green spaces

Vauxhall Park is a medium-sized Victorian park with a rich history, located between Vauxhall and Stockwell. It is located in the London Borough of Lambeth on the South Lambeth Road at its junction with Fentiman Road and comprises of 8.5 acres of land. The Park is a great place to relax in a very central location, with facilities including Montessori nursery, tennis courts and a café.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens are home to the Vauxhall City Farm, one of the best in London, with many animals including horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and ducks. Visit http://vauxhallcityfarm.org for more info.

The Pleasure gardens were one of the leading venues for public entertainment from the mid 17th century to the 19th century including attractions, such as tightrope walkers, hot air balloon ascents, firework displays, and concerts. In the 18th century the pleasure gardens closed with the bankruptcy of its owners, briefly reopening but closing its doors finally in 1859. Enormous crowds could be accommodated at Spring Gardens with 12,000 amassing for a rehearsal of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, and an even larger 61,000 for a jubilee of the owners.

There is also a small park located on the banks of the river thames in Nine Elms, aptly named Riverside Gardens.

Tube stations

Vauxhall - Victoria line, Zone 1/2

Oval - Northern line, Zone 2

Pimlico - Victoria line, Zone 1

Kennington - Northern line, Zone 2

Lambeth North - Bakerloo line, Zone 1

Train stations


Bus Routes

Extensive bus routes run from Vauxhall bus station taking you north over the river to victoria on the 185, or Paddington on the 436, and to Oxford circus on the N136. For a full list of routes and timetables visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/bus/route/n136