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The Marine Society College of the Sea

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London Eye, Lambeth Palace, Brixton, The Oval, Southbank Centre

Lambeth is a district in Central London, England, located in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Charing Cross.


Map of Lambeth


The nearest London Underground stations are Waterloo, Southwark and Lambeth North. London Waterloo is also a National Rail station and so is Waterloo East station which is located in-between both Waterloo and Southwark stations.

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The name is recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha, meaning landing place for lambs, and in 1255 as Lambeth. In the Domesday Book, Lambeth is called "Lanchei", likely in error. The name refers to a harbour where lambs were either shipped from or to. It is formed from the Old English lamb and hythe. South Lambeth is recorded as Sutlamehethe in 1241 and North Lambeth is recorded in 1319 as North Lamhuth. The marshland in the area, known as Lambeth Marshe, was drained in the 18th century but is remembered in the Lower Marsh street name. Sometime after the opening of Waterloo railway station in 1848 the locality around the station and Lower Marsh became known as Waterloo.


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