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Lambeth Bridge with Vauxhall Bridge in the distance as seen from London Eye.

Lambeth Bridge is a road traffic and footbridge crossing the River Thames in an east-west direction in central London, England.

On the east side of the bridge is the London Borough of Lambeth and Lambeth Palace which is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. On the west side of the bridge is the City of Westminster and Thames House, which is the headquarters of MI5). The Palace of Westminster is a short walk downstream to the north through the Victoria Tower Garden.

The river flows north at the crossing point. Downstream, the next bridge is Westminster Bridge. Upstream the next is Vauxhall Bridge.


The first crossing at this site was a suspension bridge which was built in 1862. The current bridge opened in 1932

In June 2012, the bridge was highlighted on the route of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames.

Related pages

  • Lambeth Bridge (1862) in the Structurae database
  • Lambeth Bridge (1932) in the Structurae database
  • Original Lambeth Bridge, looking south-east from Millbank, 1923
  • Southern Approach to original bridge showing its narrowness, 1923

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