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A locals' guide to Oval

"The Oval is a great day out and at only £24 a head, the Twenty20 cricket matches are a bargain!"

David Law

"There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!"

James Glen

"Pretend you're James Bond at the home of MI6, right next to Vauxhall Bridge."

David Law

What is your favourite place?

Where do Oval locals go?

VauxWall Climbing Centre

A little known bouldering centre in the arches. Turn up with your kit for a different kind of work out.

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!


Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Peace and quiet, where one goes to ponder and work out all at once!


The first Argentinian pub to open in the UK, this place serves traditional dishes and South American wines.

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.

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...

Pop Brixton

The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.

Craft Beer Co.

Over 100 types of beers and an enormous variety of flavours to choose from. The perfect setting for after-work drinks.

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.


As well as selling a wide range of beer, wine and spirits, the Oddbins in Pimlico does free tasting sessions too!

The Agile Rabbit

Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.

Pimlico Fresh

Freshly prepared salads and cakes certainly make lunchtimes more appealing...


The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Vauxhall, Stockwell, Kennington, Westminster, Nine Elms, Pimlico, Camberwell, Elephant and Castle, Clapham North and Brixton

What do you love about Oval?

Why do you find Oval a great place to live?


"It's a great area. It's so central and easy to get in and around London. It's got all amenities you could need nearby, like big supermarkets, decent local pubs, and great local independent restaurants. There's a fantastic little community and it feels completely safe."

January 2015


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"In 1772 the Stockwell Ghost became a sensation. Mrs Golding reported ghostly happenings in her home that involved objects mysteriously flying around the rooms and moving by themselves. Eventually it was discovered that her servant Anna Robinson was attaching horse hair to the objects and placing them precariously on shelves, hoping to shock the old lady so that the house would be free for her to meet with her lover."

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Child-friendly activities near Oval

Clapham Playgroup

St John the Evangelist Church Hall
A playgroup for babies and toddlers. Tea and biscuits for the grown ups and light snacks for the children lots of toys and space to run around and a sing song at the end. Day: Wednesdays Time: 10.00-12 noon Where: St John the Evangelist Church Hall Clapham Road SW9 9AR Age range: Babies and toddlers Donation: £2 per child £3 family Contact: claphamplaygroup@claphamnct.com Website

Mulberry Centre Stay and Play

Children under 5 and their parents and carers are invited to join stay and play sessions provided by Lambeth CYPS team and led by Lambeth staff. Sessions include indoor and outdoor play. Website

Parent and toddler group

Tate South Lambeth library
n active session for parents & toddlers to participate in during term time. Website

Little Diggers

Vauxhall 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

Mulberry Centre Messy Play

Messy Play invites children under 5 with their parents for hand -on sessions involving art, crafts and lots of messy fun, indoors and in the garden. Sessions are coordinated by Loughborough Children's Centre. Website

Mulberry Centre Childminder Drop In

Mulberry Centre is housing drop in sessions for local childminders. Group is coordinated by Jessop Children's Centre. With two play rooms and lovely grounds, including a sand pit and play areas, it is a great space to visit and spend quality time with your young children. Website

Story time and crafts

Minet Library
Story time and crafts Website
  1. About Oval

    Oval is a geographically small area of Kennington, South London, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 2.1 miles (3.38 km) to the south-east of Charing Cross. Oval straddles the border of south-west London and south-east London, and is where the postcode SE11 converges with the postcodes SW8 and SW9. Oval is best known for The Oval cricket ground, the home-ground of Surrey County Cricket Club.

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