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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

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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.

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

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

VauxWall Climbing Centre

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


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

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

If you're a fan of classical music, this stunning venue is a must. The architecture is awe-inspiring too...

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

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

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

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

Udderbelly Festival

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


Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

The Refinery

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

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!

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

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"Captain of the HMS Bounty and victim of the famous Mutiny, William Bligh lived at 100 Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SE1."

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  1. 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.

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