As the UK’s largest small business property landlord, we offer a wide variety of retail units for rent in Vauxhall, Waterloo, Brixton, and nearby areas within Lambeth.

Situated conveniently close to major transport links, our railway arches provide easy access to central London, making getting to your business convenient. Our shop spaces are cost-effective and versatile, suitable for a variety of different retail uses. Whether you need space for a convenience store, specialist retail unit, or other hospitality business, our recently refurbished units can accommodate your needs. 

Explore our available properties in Lambeth below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you believe one of our spaces could be ideal for your business.

Things you need to know about renting a commercial property in Lambeth

The growing business scene in Lambeth means it’s a great place to relocate your retail unit, open a second shop site, or launch your first retail business.

With a diverse mix of shops across the region, there’s an array of retail spaces for rent in different sizes, locations, and specifications to suit a range of uses.

From smaller shops suitable for a quick turnaround retail business selling accessories and smaller goods, to units with larger footprints for stocking larger items, Lambeth’s diverse landscape caters to all kinds of retail business ventures from sole traders to global businesses. With a fantastic location offering easy access to central London, our arches make an ideal choice for those looking for an iconic postcode, with a more affordable price tag.

Whether you’re a burgeoning retail business looking for their first physical unit to trade from or need a larger unit, for either a short or long-term lease, we have a huge range of properties across Lambeth. Our local specialists know the Lambeth area like the back of their hand, and will work with you to find the most suitable property for your specific requirements and budgets.

How much does it cost to rent commercial property in Lambeth?

The rental price per square foot for a property in Lambeth varies significantly depending on factors such as the type of fit-out, and the overall desirability of the location. As a rough estimate, anticipate paying between £12,000 and £17,000 on a monthly basis, or around £150,000 – £200,000 per annum.

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Lambeth transport options

Getting access and footfall to your retail space is critical, and Lambeth covers a large area not far from central London. Conveniently, Lambeth is well connected by public transport options, wider rail network, and major roads making it easy to get to from all reaches of Greater London..

From Waterloo station in the north of Lambeth, down to the outer reaches of Streatham, there are around a dozen tube stations, and a handful of overground stations in Lambeth, connecting the area to the rest of London and beyond. There are a multitude of Santander Cycle stands, and a few Thames Clipper stations for easy access across the river.

Travel times from Waterloo Station:

  • Leicester Square: 10-15 mins
  • King’s Cross: 25 mins

Average rush hour drive time from Central London: 15 minutes

Nearby London Underground stations (among others)

  • Waterloo
  • Southwark
  • Lambeth North
  • Vauxhall
  • Oval
  • Nine Elms
Not sure about Lambeth?

Lambeth covers a large area of south London (approximately 10 sq miles), from Clapham Common in the west, to Camberwell and Herne Hill in the east. If you’ve seen some of the properties in Lambeth and decided it isn’t the perfect location for you, browse the neighbouring areas of Southwark, Camden, or Tower Hamlets where we have several other properties for rent.

If you’re still struggling to find what you want, our specialists would love to pass on their knowledge — get in touch today. 

Lambeth: FAQs
Is Lambeth a good place to open a shop?

Lambeth’s large size means it covers a wide area, so across the borough there’s likely to be a market for your retail business.

With a large passing footfall, the area near Waterloo at South Bank and within walking distance of the London Eye is a popular area for catching tourists, whereas towards the south of the borough, residential areas like Vauxhall can also have a good catchment. If footfall isn’t as important to your business, but you can operate in a more residential area, railway arches are perfect too – contact out specialists on the ground and we’ll find you a perfect match.

What are the most common shop types and sizes available in Lambeth?

Railway arches have proven popular for retail businesses wanting to open a space in what can be one of the world’s most expensive retail cities. Our property portfolio varies from week to week, but we typically have spaces which are perfect for retail with square footages of anything from small kiosk-type shops, right up to larger retail businesses with adequate space for storage, and customers. View all of our property listings above, or contact us if you don’t find what you’re looking for.  Be aware that Lambeth Council does place restrictions on some property uses.

Is Lambeth a good place to work and what are the amenities like?

There’s plenty to see and do in Lambeth, and for a business owner looking for a commercial property, there’s everything you could need.

From easy access via the plentiful public transport options, to things to do after the 9-5 like the Tate Modern, Streatham Ice Rink, or the Imperial War Museum, it’s a great place to work and live. The area is packed with parks to catch an hour’s worth of fresh air – whether you’re strolling Norwood Park, Brockwell Park, or shopping at the ever-popular Brixton Market, Lambeth has all the amenities of central London, with a more approachable price tag.

Why Choose The Arch Company?

We’re the UK’s largest small business landlord, facilitating the day-to-day operations of thousands of businesses across the UK. Our 5000+ railway arches are home to a diverse and passionate mix of business owners ranging from hairdressers to large scale industrial units, microbreweries, and so much more.

Basing your business in an archway is the perfect choice for many SMEs. Project 1000 is our plan to invest £200 million to bring one thousand empty or derelict spaces into use by 2030, creating communities of businesses and making the most of spaces which are otherwise unused. Choosing a railway arch in Lambeth for your business offers flexibility, prime locations, a close network of similar-minded business owners, and a unique space to launch or grow your business. Find out more about The Arch Company here.