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A locals' guide to Vauxhall

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

David Law

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

David Law

"There are many luxury developments that line the Thames, but St George Wharf has to be one of my favourites."

David Law

What is your favourite place?

Where do Vauxhall locals go?

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.

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.


Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

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


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

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...

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.

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.


As well as selling a wide range of beer, wine and spirits, the Oddbins in Pimlico does free tasting sessions too!

Pimlico Fresh

Freshly prepared salads and cakes certainly make lunchtimes more appealing...

Delicias de Portugal

Super favourite amongst locals and professionals in the area. Great selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas, wines, meat and cheese, and take away lunch. Usually the queue starts on the street outside of the shop.

A. Wong

This upmarket Chinese restaurant is great for a peking duck feast!

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!

Hardcore Lobster & More

Perfectly cooked lobster and burgers - a welcome alternative to restaurants serving similar dishes.

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

What do you love about Vauxhall?

Why do you find Vauxhall a great place to live?


"I think this area, has beautiful houses, my home is a 20 minutes walk from oval station and 15 minutes walk to stock well station. There are also plenty of good supermarkets within the local area, including; Tesco's, Lidl, Iceland, and Sainsbury's. My Son's school is only a 2 minutes walk from where we're living, and everything in this area almost seems very convenient. It only takes 25 minutes to get to Covent... more

February 2015


"I love Vauxhall because of its diversity, cultural backgrounds, convenient. I am able to take the public transport easily and travel to Central London. When I first moved to London from Scotland I was absolutely scared to the change. i was not used to the fast paced environment but I am fascinated in meeting new people for all walks of life. There are a lot of opportunities in London and lots of things to see. The most of all ... more

January 2015


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

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  1. About Vauxhall

    There are several gentrified areas, and smart roads of terraced townhouses on streets such as Fentiman Road and Heyford Avenue are well known as desirable locations. Vauxhall is also a popular residential area for Members of Parliament and civil servants due to its proximity to the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall. Much of the area in Vauxhall contains light industry, offices and government buildings. Many companies and organisations were attracted in the past by Vauxhall's central location and comparatively cheap rent compared to Westminster on the other side of the river. In recent years, Vauxhall's riverside has undergone major redevelopment with the construction of a number of modern residential and office blocks, most notably the distinctive MI6 building at Vauxhall Cross. There are also a number of new commercial businesses moving in to the area.

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