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Fentiman Arms

Fentiman Arms

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

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Tachbrook Street Market

Tachbrook Street Market

A great street food market open 2 hours every lunchtime.

Oddbins

Oddbins

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

Pimlico Fresh

Pimlico Fresh

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

Delicias de Portugal

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

A. Wong

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

Parliament Tour

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

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

"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."

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

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

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

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What locals say about Vauxhall

  1. 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 Garden from where we live.

  2. 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 is the fact that I am able to see famous people which is a bonus.

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Child-friendly activities near Vauxhall

Crazy Chimps

Crazy 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

Parent and toddler group

Tate South Lambeth library
n active session for parents & toddlers to participate in during term time. Website

Mother and Baby Yoga

Embody 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

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

Marsham Street Nursery

Twins 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 Play

Twins 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 old

Twins 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

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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