Lambeth Palace, on the south bank of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament, has been a historic London residence of Archbishops of Canterbury since the 13th Century. It acts as a home for the Archbishop and his family when in London as well as a venue of hospitality and events for the Church of England. The name Lambeth comes from the Old English word ‘hithe’, meaning a landing on the river, as archbishops often came and went by water. The building is listed Grade I for its architecture, with its tall, crenulated gatehouse and towers composed of Kentish Ragstone.
Great British Lighting were commissioned to produce a series of double globed table lamps made of opal, wired with 42-watt fluorescent lamps. The pieces were completed in an Old English-style bronze finish.