About The Area

Oval/Kennington area guide

Kennington is one of London's most multi-cultural regions, and offers a lot of opportunities for businesses seeking to reach a wider variety of clientele. The Kennington area offers close proximity to a number of other notable London regions, including Westminster and Southwark, as well as Bankside. 

The future of the Kennington Oval area is bright. It’s already been declared a local centre within the London plan, and because of the number of tourist sites in the region, it continues to attract visitors. Kennington is also one of London’s more prosperous areas. Because of its close proximity to the Houses of Parliament, a lot of MPs and Civil Servants live in the region.

What companies does it suit?

Kennington’s versatility means that the area could appeal to a number of different companies. The Kennington Road and Kennington Lane, both of which are south of Kennington Cross, are heavily based around retail and would be an ideal location for any 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.

B2B companies looking for a prestigious area with excellent access to other major London boroughs should also consider Kennington. It is within easy reach of Westminster and across the river from Southwark and the South Bank, so the potential for networking is substantial. When combined with the excellent transport links to the rest of the city and beyond, you have an area that any business could thrive in.

Transport links to the Kennington and Oval areas are very good. There are a number of overground and underground stations nearby. The Barclays Cycle Superhighway also runs through the area, ideal for more active commuters. Nearby stations include:



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If you're looking for outstanding French cuisine, it’s hard not to recommend The Lobster Pot: a restaurant that routinely serves up delicious dishes, all whipped up using ingredients hand-picked from Billingsgate fish market. From grilled tiger prawns with garlic butter to pan-friend grouper with Cajun spices, any fish fans will love The Lobster Pot.

Indian fans, meanwhile, should definitely check out the Kennington Tandoori, which is a classic tandoori restaurant serving up all of the favourites. There’s nothing like a good madras or tikka masala before a night out, so get stuck into the tasty dishes ably whipped up by the specialist chefs. If you’re a curry fan, you can’t go wrong.

If you fancy a good pint in the Kennington area, we'd recommend the Prince of Wales -  a lovely classic English pub in Cleaver Square – The Dog House, which is a lovely corner pub on Kennington Cross offering a range of music and a pretty diverse crowd. Or, The Duchy Arms, which is a more local pub with a big screen for sports fans.

For those that want a completely unique night out, meanwhile, it’s hard to recommend anywhere other than South London Pacific. If you've ever wondered what a Hawaiian Bar in the centre of London would be like, here’s your answer: it would be brilliant! In terms of having a great time, South London Pacific is simply primed for having a cracking night out with an excellent cocktail menu to devour.

In terms of local attractions, you have to go a long way to beat the White Bear, a unique combination of a theatre and classic local pub. Whether you visit for a pint or some Pinter, the White Bear boasts a really brilliant atmosphere, some great drinks and – of course – some classic British theatre.

Theatre lovers should also check out Oval House, which has been an important part of London's fringe theatre scene for many years. The theatre also includes a gallery space as well as a café, so you can pop in and enjoy a coffee, too.