Vibrant nightlife and residential allure south of the river
"The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London."Thomas Holmes
"Pretend you're James Bond at the home of MI6, right next to Vauxhall Bridge."David Law
"The Oval is a great day out and at only £24 a head, the Twenty20 cricket matches are a bargain!"David Law
Where do Kennington locals go?
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.
Submitted by Rachel
Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!
Submitted by James
VauxWall Climbing Centre
A little known bouldering centre in the arches. Turn up with your kit for a different kind of work out.
Submitted by Jon
The Young Vic
A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.
Submitted by Trish
St John's Smith Square
If you're a fan of classical music, this stunning venue is a must. The architecture is awe-inspiring too...
Submitted by Jamie
Informative guided and audio tours of the beautiful and ornate parliament building. It's great to see the place in real life, rather than just on the tele!
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Konditor & Cook
They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!
Submitted by Matthew
Bateaux London Cruises
A great way to see London with a variety of different cruises along the Thames. You can even opt for Sunday lunch whilst listening to a live jazz band!
Submitted by Alina
A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!
Submitted by Daisy
An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.
Submitted by Stephen
The Thirsty Bear
The only pub where you can pull your own pints from your table! Every table also has its own iPad from which you can order drinks and food - the novelty will never wear off!
Submitted by Rosie
Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen
Enjoy a burrito and a beer at this Mexican street kitchen on the Southbank, just outside the Royal Festival Hall! Arriba!
Submitted by Dan
The first Argentinian pub to open in the UK, this place serves traditional dishes and South American wines.
Submitted by Jamie
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Did you know?
"A royal palace was built in Kennington in the 1300s, in which Geoffrey Chaucer was employed as Clerk of Works. In 1531 Henry VIII demolished the building, using the materials to construct the Palace of Whitehall."
Child-friendly activities near Kennington
Crazy ChimpsCrazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website
Object ConversationsImperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.
Little DiggersVauxhall City Farm
Our gardening club is specially designed for parents and their little ones! With a range of activities to engage the little ones they will learn from an early age about the importance of soil and the magic of growing your own food. Website
Mother and Baby YogaEmbody Wellness
Mother and baby postnatal classes are a great way to meet and share with other mums in the local area. Classes are suitable for babies from newborn to crawling. For mums, it's recommended waiting six weeks after a natural birth and eight weeks after a caesarean. Website
Parent and toddler groupTate South Lambeth library
n active session for parents & toddlers to participate in during term time. Website
Marsham Street NurseryTwins Group ,
We are a friendly team made up of outreach workers, speech and language therapists, link to midwife, dietician and health visitors, a social worker, early years practitioners, Qualified Teachers and more. The centre has been recently refurbished and offers daily activities including courses and events. Website
Stay and PlayTwins Group
Session includes messy play, art activities and a children's snack time. Session ends with a story, songs and rhymes. Website
Kennington is an area of South London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is a mixed class residential area, and is the location of The Oval cricket ground. Kennington covers the SE11 postcode. The development of Kennington is attributable to the construction, in 1750, of Westminster Bridge. The modern street pattern of Kennington was formed by 1818; the village had become a semi-rural suburb with grand terraced houses. In recent years, Kennington has experienced gentrification, driven by the advantages of its location.
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Elephant and Castle
- Nine Elms
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