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Albert Embankment

A locals' guide to Albert Embankment

"Pretend you're James Bond at the home of MI6, right next to Vauxhall Bridge."

David Law

"When you think of the history and pageantry that has happened at Westminster Abbey, it gives you goosebumps!"

Jamie Newson-Love

"The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London."

Thomas Holmes

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Where do Albert Embankment locals go?

Parliament Tour

Informative guided and audio tours of the beautiful and ornate parliament building. It's great to see the place in real life, rather than just on the tele!


Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

VauxWall Climbing Centre

A little known bouldering centre in the arches. Turn up with your kit for a different kind of work out.

St John's Smith Square

If you're a fan of classical music, this stunning venue is a must. The architecture is awe-inspiring too...


The first Argentinian pub to open in the UK, this place serves traditional dishes and South American wines.

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.

Bateaux London Cruises

A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Peace and quiet, where one goes to ponder and work out all at once!


As well as selling a wide range of beer, wine and spirits, the Oddbins in Pimlico does free tasting sessions too!

Pimlico Fresh

Freshly prepared salads and cakes certainly make lunchtimes more appealing...

Udderbelly Festival

A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!

Delicias de Portugal

Super favourite amongst locals and professionals in the area. Great selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas, wines, meat and cheese, and take away lunch. Usually the queue starts on the street outside of the shop.

A. Wong

This upmarket Chinese restaurant is great for a peking duck feast!

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Westminster, Vauxhall, Kennington, Pimlico, Elephant and Castle, Victoria, West End, Southwark, Borough and Nine Elms

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"Alembic House, or now known as Peninsula Heights was an office block built in the '60s. At some point the top two levels were converted into a penthouse apartment and it is here that composer John Barry, Bernie Ecclestone and politician Jeffrey Archer all lived - at separate times of course."

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Crazy Chimps

Crazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website

Object Conversations

Imperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.

Music and Movement

The Abbey Centre
This is a movement class set to live and recorded music. The tutor sings and plays guitar. Parents and children join in group games and sing familiar children's songs. Toys, equipment and musical instruments are used to tell stories. The class follows a similar format each week. The children join in their own way, so it is suitable for toddlers up until aged five. Website

Mother and Baby Yoga

Embody Wellness
Mother and baby postnatal classes are a great way to meet and share with other mums in the local area. Classes are suitable for babies from newborn to crawling. For mums, it's recommended waiting six weeks after a natural birth and eight weeks after a caesarean. Website

Marsham Street Nursery

Twins Group ,
We are a friendly team made up of outreach workers, speech and language therapists, link to midwife, dietician and health visitors, a social worker, early years practitioners, Qualified Teachers and more. The centre has been recently refurbished and offers daily activities including courses and events. Website

Little Diggers

Vauxhall City Farm
Our gardening club is specially designed for parents and their little ones! With a range of activities to engage the little ones they will learn from an early age about the importance of soil and the magic of growing your own food. Website

Stay and Play

Twins Group
Session includes messy play, art activities and a children's snack time. Session ends with a story, songs and rhymes. Website
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