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London Fire Brigade Lambeth River Fire Station - H23

London Fire Brigade Lambeth River Fire Station

Details of London Fire Brigade’s H23 Lambeth River Fire Station, including Address, Allocation and History.

Lambeth River Fire Station

Command District:  Southwestern
Borough: Lambeth
Station Callsign: H23
Opened:  21 July 1937
Address: 8 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SD


2 x Camac 16m Fireboats


Lambeth River Fire Station was opened on 21 July 1937 replacing the existing river station located down the River Thames at Battersea.

Although officially opened in July, the fire station became operational alongside the fire station opposite in April 1937.

The original station, which consisted of a pontoon and two huts, meaning that crews had to eat and sleep in the adjacent Lambeth Fire Station, was replaced by the current, modern station in 1991 which included both sleeping and kitchen facilities.

Lambeth River Station was dispatched along the River Thames on 16th February 2024, being towed to Lowestoft for refurbishment.

The current fireboats have been temporarily stationed at HMS President Dock, next to Tower Bridge, with the refurbished station due to return to service in August 2024.