Our neighbourhood

The historic Lambeth Estate today forms the Roupell Street Conservation Area.

These modest but handsome Georgian terraces are a striking contrast with the huge modern developments towering all around. They’re a favourite walking route for commuters using the Waterloo and Blackfriars stations, and tourists staying in our many hotels. Others visit pubs and shops, enjoy music and drama in our arts venues, or come here to work and study.

Lambeth Estate Residents’ Association represents all those who live here, protecting the special architectural qualities, improving the environment, bringing neighbours together for community activities and social events, working with local businesses, and reaching out to surrounding the Waterloo and South Bank area.

At the heart of Waterloo

Coronavirus response

As a Christmas treat, LERA gave the equivalent of 250 tins of Quality Street to Waterloo Foodbank, adding to an even bigger donation in the first wave of the pandemic. We've also given to Guy's and St Thomas' Charity to support the NHS heroes in our local hospitals. For residents, we organise a neighbour network to help those stuck at home.

Community spirit

Unusually for central London, most residents here know their neighbours - thanks to street parties and other regular social events hosted by LERA.

Culture vultures

Within less than 5 minutes walk, we have 6 theatres, 6 music venues and 5 cinemas. LERA has helped fund youth and community schemes at the Old Vic and the Young Vic, and new seating at Waterloo East Theatre.

Helping others

Sadly not everyone is lucky enough to have homes like our residents - as we know only too well from those we see sleeping rough. LERA gives to, and some of our residents help at, the Robes winter night shelter at St John's, Waterloo.

Waterloo Festival

LERA has been one of the sponsors of Waterloo Festival, an annual fortnight of music, art, talks and more, alongside major companies H.B.Reavis and Canary Wharf Group.

Watching out

LERA runs a Neighbourhood Watch to help prevent crime. We also work with the local Metropolitan Police.