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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!

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.

Toulouse Lautrec

Toulouse Lautrec

Live music and great food!

POTUS Bar & Restaurant

POTUS Bar & Restaurant

A modern new bar located on the Albert Embankment. It offers modern interiors with fantastic music, great vibes and a place to go for after work drinks. Located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, it comprises of great American food and cocktails inspired by past American presidents, hence the name POTUS (President of the United States)

Cave

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

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

Moo

Moo

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

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.

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...

San Marino

San Marino

Been serving amazing breakfast and lunch in the heart of Brixton since 1993. The chicken salad is a winner judging by the queues outside the door!

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton

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

Craft Beer Co.

Craft Beer Co.

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

The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh

A great pub. Sports, pool table, local beers and the biggest beer garden in South London!

Tachbrook Street Market

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

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

"2014 hit film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' starring Colin Firth was filmed in part in The Black Prince pub in Kennington."

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

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

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

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Child-friendly activities near Oval

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 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

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

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

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

Story time and crafts

Minet Library
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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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