Kennington area guide
Kennington is a growing business district in London, close to the Houses of Parliament at Westminster and just across the river from Southwark, it offers a wealth of opportunities to businesses looking for a central London office on a limited budget.
A multi-cultural and vibrant hub, Kennington offers plenty of bars, restaurants and shops alongside it’s residential and commercial property developments. A lot of MPs and Civil Servants live in the area, and it’s already been declared a local centre within the London plan.
What companies does the Kennington area suit?
Kennington’s versatility means it’s jam packed with a wide range of industries and businesses. The area tends to attract lots of business consultancies, marketing agencies, not-for-profit enterprises and design firms. It’s easy to see why so many B2B companies looking for a prestigious area with excellent access to other major London boroughs have been attracted to Kennington. Within easy reach of Westminster and across the river from Southwark and the South Bank, the potential for your business to grow is huge.
The Kennington Road and Kennington Lane, both of which are south of Kennington Cross, have plenty of retail opportunities, ideal for B2C companies, or businesses serving B2C clients. Companies marketing to students should also consider the area: Kennington is home to the City and Guilds of London Art School, one of the longest-established colleges in the Country. When combined with the excellent transport links to the rest of the city and beyond, it’s easy to see why businesses are taking advantage of growing retail and office space situated throughout Kennington and the SE11 postcode district, Kennington is an area that any business could thrive in.
Located between the vibrancy of Central London and the dynamic atmosphere of South London, Kennington has always existed as an intriguing hybrid area for business. Very well connected to central London by foot, bus, train or tube, opportunities are endless. The Barclays Cycle Superhighway also runs through the area, ideal for more active commuters. Edinburgh House is at the centre of all the action:
Kennington: 7 minute walk (Northern Line)
Oval: 10 minute walk (Northern Line)
Vauxhall: 13 minute walk (Overground, Victoria Line Underground & Bus Station)
Eating Out in Kennington
There’s no shortage of places to take clients to impress or just to grab a quick lunch in Kennington. Chains like Pizza Express, pubs like The White Bear and The Black Prince (which come highly recommended) and independents like The Madeira Star or Amici Mediterranean Bar and Grill are all available within minutes of Edinburgh House.
The Tommyfield Gastro Pub is a great choice for client lunches, the food is excellent, unsurprising really considering it’s built on the site of a nineteenth century market which was home to Britain’s first fish and chip shop. Serving craft beer and cocktails it’s also great for a team night out.
If you’re looking to spice up your lunchtime, take the team to try the Kennington Tandoori, traditional dishes whipped up by specialist chefs, this classic tandoori restaurant offers great food at an affordable price.
Going Out in Kennington
If you fancy a good pint after work in the Kennington area, we can recommend a few! The Prince of Wales is a classic English pub in Cleaver Square or The Dog House is a lovely corner pub on Kennington Cross, offering a range of music and a diverse crowd of professionals and residents in the area. The Duchy Arms is also a good bet, a local pub with a big screen for sports fans.
If you’re looking to entertain clients, why not take a trip to Kia Oval, an international cricket ground just a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh House? The Pilgrim pub offers some live music options or if you fancy a big night out why not head to Southbank for bars and clubs a plenty.