Home Inspiration Local Life Kennington

You are not logged in. Log in / Register

Kennington Area Guide

Vibrant nightlife and residential allure south of the river

Find another area

Where do Kennington locals go?

Submit your favourite place

Imperial War Museum

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.

The Oval Lounge

The Oval Lounge

Under new management, it is good value for money and we have confidence in taking friends there. They serve excellent light lunches and suppers.

Fentiman Arms

Fentiman Arms

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

Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano

The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!

VauxWall Climbing Centre

VauxWall Climbing Centre

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

Olivelli

Olivelli

A cheap and cheerful Italian serving the cheesiest lasagne in London!

The Young Vic

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.

St John's Smith Square

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...

Parliament Tour

Parliament Tour

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!

Konditor & Cook

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!

Bateaux London Cruises

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!

Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square

An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.

Udderbelly Festival

Udderbelly Festival

A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!

Cave

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

The Refinery

The Refinery

An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.

Camden places

Know a great place?

Share your favourite place to go to in Kennington.

Let us know

Why not explore the nearby areas of Elephant and Castle, Vauxhall, Westminster, Borough, Stockwell, Southwark, Camberwell, Pimlico, Nine Elms and Bermondsey

"The name Lambeth is recorded from 1255 and is derived from "landing place for lambs"."

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

Kennington quote

David Law

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

James Glen

The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London.

Kennington quote

Thomas Holmes

Explore Kennington

  1. Food and Drink places Amenities

  2. Tube and rail stations Transport

  3. Schools, colleges and universities Schools

    School performance tables

  4. Shops Property

Property prices

What are typical prices in Kennington

Property Prices

For sale

Latest properties for sale in Kennington

For sale

To rent

Latest rental properties in Kennington

To rent

Child-friendly activities near Kennington

Crazy Chimps

Crazy 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

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

Object Conversations

Imperial 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.

Mother and Baby Yoga

Embody 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 group

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

Marsham Street Nursery

Twins 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 Play

Twins Group
Session includes messy play, art activities and a children's snack time. Session ends with a story, songs and rhymes. Website

About Kennington

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.

What are your favourite things about Kennington?

Local Estate Agencies

Kennington estate agents

SE11 estate agents

Why not explore some other local areas
Elephant and Castle area guide
Vauxhall area guide
Westminster area guide
Borough area guide
Stockwell area guide
Southwark area guide
Camberwell area guide
Pimlico area guide
Nine Elms area guide
Bermondsey area guide
SE11 area guide

How much is your property worth?

Get your free online valuation

Instant Valuation

Feedback about living in Kennington has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of Kennington was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.

All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about Kennington.