How to get around Vauxhall
Vauxhall Train Station connects to London Waterloo in less than 5 minutes using South West Trains for the South Bank’s many famous attractions including the London Eye and the National Theatre. In just over 10 minutes you can travel to Wimbledon. It takes less than an hour to reach Guildford, and less than 50 minutes to Windsor & Eton Riverside to visit the impressive Windsor Castle and historic Eton College. You can also get to Richmond in 15 minutes for beautiful riverside walks, Twickenham in less than 20 minutes for the rugby at Twickenham Stadium, and Hampton Court for historic Hampton Court Palace in just over half an hour.
Vauxhall is a relatively small area of London and its main tube station is Vauxhall. The station sits on the Victoria Line. Hop on a tube and travel for 4 minutes to Victoria Station and you’ll be able to walk to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral. Travel for 8 minutes to Oxford Circus Tube Station and you can shop ‘til you drop on Oxford Street and Regent Street. Alternatively, take the 13 minute journey to Kings Cross Station and you can stroll to the British Museum, Dickens’ House and British Library. You’ll also have Oval, Kennington and Lambeth North tube stations close by, as well as London Waterloo Train Station.
If you would like to drive into and around Vauxhall, there’s plenty of car parks in and around the district. You’ll find Car Park and Car Wash situated in Tinworth Street, and Union Car Parks located in Durham Street; both of these are close to Vauxhall Tube Station. If you would prefer to park your car in an NCP car park, you’ll find the nearest one in Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, which is right next to Elephant and Castle Tube Station.
One of London’s most recognisable images is the black cab, and you’ll easily be able to hail one of these in Vauxhall. If you would prefer, you can book a taxi through one of the local firms including Bobby Cars in Vauxhall Street and Glynn Cars in Kennington Lane (both are close to Vauxhall Tube Station). You’ll also be able to use Victory Cars & Couriers on Kennington Lane, close to Kennington Tube Station.
Vauxhall On Foot
When you stay in Vauxhall, you’ll be able to access a number of the surrounding areas and attractions without having to take the London Underground. The Tate Britain is one of London’s finest art galleries, and you can walk to this great attraction in just 10 minutes. You can stroll to the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth in around 20 minutes, and also take in the breathtaking views from the London Eye, which you can walk to in 25 minutes. For some of the most historic attractions in the whole of London you should head for Westminster. A leisurely stroll of around 25 minutes takes you to the breathtaking Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, and if you walk a little further, for 30 minutes in total, you’ll be able to see Buckingham Palace.