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
"The Oval is a great day out and at only £24 a head, the Twenty20 cricket matches are a bargain!"David Law
"Pretend you're James Bond at the home of MI6, right next to Vauxhall Bridge."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
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.
Submitted by D.
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!
Submitted by Daisy
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
Flat Iron Square
An outdoor food and entertainment venue under the railway arches in Bankside.
Submitted by Kristina
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
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Did you know?
"Captain of the HMS Bounty and victim of the famous Mutiny, William Bligh lived at 100 Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SE1."
Child-friendly activities near 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.
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Elephant and Castle
- Nine Elms
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