Borough of Lambeth and Southwark
Kennington is located in the Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. It is just South of the River Thames and is bordered by Elephant & Castle, Camberwell, Walworth, Lambeth North, and Waterloo.
Did you know?
- Many MP's live in Kennington as well as celebrities including Greg Davies and Evan Davis. Charlie Chaplin and Bob Marley also lived in Kennington for a period of time.
- Kennington was once home to a royal palace built by 'The Black Prince', which was later dismantled by Henry VIII.
- Prince Charles still owns residential property in Kennington and the family has an active role in the community.
Look out for
The Oval Cricket Ground – An international cricket ground in Kennington. The best view of the Oval, according to the Telegraph, is from the communal roof terrace in Oval Mansions
Imperial War Museum – This museum is a very interesting day out and covers the history of war from WW1 to current day
Kennington Park – Kennington Park has a rich history. It was the destination for the world's first motorised double-decker bus which ran from Victoria to Kennington Park in 1899. It was also a site for public speaking and executions
Cinema Museum – A great museum for film lovers, it gives a fascinating insight into the history of cinema
Kennington is near Central London and all its shopping opportunities. Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre is also nearby, hosting a range of vibrant stalls selling fruit and vegetables, household goods, fabric, and clothing. Oval Farmers Market, open on Saturdays, is a great option for shopping local and supporting small businesses.
Madeira Star – Very popular cafe that hasn’t lost its original charm
Kennington Tandoori – Michelin Star Indian restaurant founded in 1985
Rare Burger Co – Quality burger restaurant which is also a great party venue
Firecracker – Modern oriental restaurant and takeaway
The Tommyfield – A great pub and hotel which offers varied menus and a bottomless brunch option
The White Bear – Serving since 1780, this pub is steeped in history and features the original wooden bar
The Dog House – Picturesque corner pub with ample seating area
The Tankard – Follow in Charlie Chaplin's footsteps by visiting his favored pub
Kennington hosts a mixture of Georgian squares, period mansion houses, new build developments, and ex-local authority estates. Some sought after areas include well known Kennington Conservation Area, Cleaver Square, West Square, Walcot Square, and St. Mary’s Gardens.
Kennington Underground Station is on the Northern line, giving quick access to central London.
Lambeth North Underground Station is on the Bakerloo line which also gives fast access to Central London
Elephant & Castle Overground station to London Blackfriars in 5 minutes
Vauxhall Overground station to Waterloo in 6 minutes
Vauxhall Station also gives good access to surrounding areas throughout the South East