Things to see and do

Many of London’s best cultural institutions – including Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and National Theatre – are easily accessed from Vanbrugh Court, but here are a few that are even more local.

Roots and Shoots

Charity providing vocational training for young people from the inner city, mainly from the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The shop sells their own apple juice, pressed on site with apples from Wales, as well as other ethically sourced items.

Vauxhall City Farm
Animals include rare breed sheep,  goats, alpacas and pigs, ferrets, rabbits and guinea pigs. Established in 1976.

Garden Museum
Small museum devoted to garden history, based in the former church of St Mary-at-Lambeth. Includes a knot garden and the tomb of the great plant-hunters, gardeners and collectors, John Tradescant the Elder and Younger. Currently closed.

The Cinema Museum
A museum devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex and set in a former workhouse. Houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment from the 1890s to the present day.

Imperial War Museum
London branch of the museum tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today.

Oval House Theatre
Theatre and performance space providing a home for experimental, radical and overlooked artists working outside the mainstream.

Gasworks Gallery
A contemporary art organisation housing 11 artists’ studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects.