Lambeth is universally recognised as being one of London's (and therefore the country's) most culturally and ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan boroughs.
The area is constantly expanding its range of activities and facilities for kids, not to mention its interesting and unique family entertainment options.
Brixton is the spiritual heart of this borough and its much loved Brixton Village has become a byword for cheap but authentic regional cuisines. Located in the heart of the market amongst the Caribbean stalls and fishmongers is the ever popular Franco Manca Pizza - be ready to queue - and a selection of gems such as KaoSarn Thai and Seven tapas bar, which act as a fun introduction to new types of food.
The Brixton Ritzy Cinema is just around the corner and offers great holiday and weekend deals on family films (One adult and two kids go for under a tenner)
For outdoor play, parks include Kennington (with its fab toddler's playground) and the expansive Clapham Common, which is kite-flying heaven surrounded by independent shops and eateries.
And of course, right by the Thames is the ever evolving Southbank at Waterloo with plenty of kid friendly dining, great river views and arts and cultural programmes at the Royal Festival Hall, ideal for keeping little ones occupied at weekends and during the holidays.