This view of Lambeth Palace and St. Mary-at-Lambeth shows the palace and the church at the centre of activity. Numerous boats drawn up on the dirty shoreline testify to the busy river traffic with several figures waiting at the steps for an available ferry, contrasted with a steamer on the water to the left. In addition to this, the industrial buildings further along the river are unflinchingly shown with chimneys and shot towers rising above the roofs of the houses.