A locals' guide to SE11
"The Oval is a great day out and at only £24 a head, the Twenty20 cricket matches are a bargain!"David Law
"The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London."Thomas Holmes
"Pretend you're James Bond at the home of MI6, right next to Vauxhall Bridge."David Law
Where do SE11 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.
Submitted by Jon
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
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
Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!
Submitted by James
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.
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
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
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
The food and the vibe.. Urban Farmers Market & street food supremo!
Submitted by Kaz
The first Argentinian pub to open in the UK, this place serves traditional dishes and South American wines.
Submitted by Jamie
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
A yearly festival on the South Bank celebrating London's creative culture - music, comedy, food and so much more!
Submitted by Daisy
Wahaca's Mexican Street Kitchen
Enjoy a burrito and a beer at this Mexican street kitchen on the Southbank, just outside the Royal Festival Hall! Arriba!
Submitted by Dan
Why do you find SE11 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."
What do you like about SE11?
Did you know?
"A royal palace was built in Kennington in the 1300s, in which Geoffrey Chaucer was employed as Clerk of Works. In 1531 Henry VIII demolished the building, using the materials to construct the Palace of Whitehall."
Child-friendly activities near SE11
Little DiggersVauxhall 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
Crazy ChimpsCrazy 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
Object ConversationsImperial 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.
Marsham Street NurseryTwins 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 PlayTwins Group
Session includes messy play, art activities and a children's snack time. Session ends with a story, songs and rhymes. Website
Young Parents Group parents 15 - 22 years oldTwins Group
Young Parents Group is a relaxed social group parents who are in their teens and early 20's and their children, to meet, socialise & share information. Website
Mother and Baby YogaEmbody 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
SE11 is the postcode district in South East London incorporating the areas of Kennington, Parts of Vauxhall and is covered by the Lambeth and Southwark local authorities.
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