Just over one mile from Central London and nestled against the River Thames, Kennington is at the beating heart of London.
Kennington is a very green part of the capital, despite being tucked away close to the centre of London. For anyone who wants the chance to appreciate open spaces, nature and fresh air, Kennington is the ideal place to visit or live.
Harmsworth Park, the award-winning Kennington Park and Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens are just some of the green areas to visit, where you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings and take a break from the crowds.
One of the big tourist attractions in the area is the Oval, an iconic cricket ground which first opened in 1845. The home of Surrey County Cricket, it also hosts Test cricket and one day internationals. Over the years it has also been used for other sports including the FA Cup, rugby, hockey and NFL. Concerts have taken place at the Oval and there’s a big conference facility too.
For those who like the military and history, the Imperial War Museum is a top pick. Standing on the site of the former Bethlehem Hospital, the exhibits stretch out over four floors in a series of themes. From espionage, special forces to the Holocaust and World Wars, the museum is a fascinating collection from the past.
If you want to venture a little further afield, the Tate Britain art gallery, Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament are only a short distance away. The South Bank can be reached by foot in less than 15 minutes providing access to all the riverside amenities.
For those who prefer to stay within Kennington, there is much to see and do. A plethora of restaurants and bars criss cross the streets, surrounded by stunning examples of Georgian architecture such as Cleave Square.
There are two very active theatres, and a real sense of community even though it’s a central city location. A highly sought-after farmer’s market opens every weekend and every year, a summer fete takes place which has everything from home-made ham to games for the family.