Mural of the Month! Lambeth Walk Murals

“Anytime you’re Lambeth way
Any evening, any day,
You’ll find us all …. looking at the murals on Lambeth Walk!”

It’s hard to imagine the Lambeth Walk of the song as so much of it has been taken over by postwar development. However turn into a little alcove just past the shops and you’ll see 5 murals painted on boards about the local history of the area. One has the Lambeth walkers on it; an image attempting to capture some of the old spirit of the place.

What I like about these murals is they are full of information about local history giving them the potential to be educational tools. Unfortunately without a guide, they become just pretty pictures – see the example below!

However  some of the histories we are more familiar with even if we are not quite sure what they mean.

As you can see the murals are fading fast, though in good condition considering they were painted in the mid-1980s. We really aren’t sure what will happening to them and if in ten years time, they’ll just be blank boards with a few bits of paint left.

So peoples, get your google maps out, locate the Lambeth Walk and go visit! More information about the murals and location can be found here!

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Other Murals “of the month” local to this piece include:

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4 Responses to Mural of the Month! Lambeth Walk Murals

  1. Sadly, one of the pieces of local info on the mural is wrong – the Royal Shakespeare Company has nothing to do with the Old Vic, and as far as I know no Lambeth connection at all. It should say the National Theatre, which occupied the Old Vic from the early sixties till it moved to its purpose-built premises on the South Bank.

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