A guide to living in Kennington
Shared between the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, Kennington lies south of the River Thames and is fast becoming one of the capital’s property hotspots. A popular location for many an MP’s second home, and the area where Bob Marley elected to stay during his visits to London in the 70’s, Kennington really does have something for everyone.
Developed around the imaginatively named Kennington Lane and Kennington Road, the area plays host to an assortment of renowned landmarks. Built in 1845, The Oval is a cricketing institution that has overlooked the Kennington landscape for as long as anyone can remember. Another piece of British history, just a cricket balls throw away is the Beefeater Gin Distillery which is well worth a visit.
“There are many luxury new-build flats and apartments, as well as some truly stunning waterside properties”
Outdoor opportunities come in the form of Kennington Park and Oval Farmers’ Market. The former is one of London’s great inner city green spaces and has hosted many high profile events and gatherings over the years. Whilst the latter located at St Mark’s Church, occurs every Saturday and has offered an array of high quality produce since 2007.
Being only eight minutes away from Parliament, many MPs opt for Kennington’s grand Georgian properties. However, if that doesn’t suit your style there are also many luxury new-build flats and apartments, as well as some truly stunning waterside properties.
Kennington’s luxury prime property combined with some valuable options for first-time buyers have attracted a large range of demographics to the area. Consequently, the vibrancy and diversity of the have confirmed Kennington as one of the most desirable places to live south of the River Thames.
Eating & Drinking
For restaurant connoisseurs, the Eritrean themed food of Adulis is a joy to behold, especially when washed down with one (or two) of the African beers or ciders available. The Fentiman Arms is an extremely busy and upmarket city hideout, particularly popular with cricket fans after a long session at the Oval.
The Imperial War Museum is certainly not a boring museum. Worth a few hours of anybody’s time, free admission grants you access to a wealth of war-related resources and artefacts not to mention some great pub quiz knowledge!
Travelling to Kennington
Conveniently, Kennington Tube Station is on both branches of the Northern Line as is nearby Oval station. For cyclists and pedestrians, there are some picturesque views on offer when travelling into the city via Lambeth Bridge or Vauxhall Bridge.