While it might be deceptively residential, Kennington and its sibling Oval pack quite the punch. Just half a mile south of the river Thames, the area is a hop, skip and a jump from the parliamentary division bell, which gives MPs about eight minutes to peg it back to Westminster if there’s an important vote about to happen.
The star in Kennington’s crown is the Kia Oval cricket ground. However, this south-but-central location has plenty of other attractions and things going on. There are numerous bars, pubs and restaurants, as well as some fab shops.
There aren’t many underground lines which run through the Oval, however the lines that do run provide access to some of London’s most popular areas such as Kings Cross and Oxford Circus. Underground stations within the area of Oval include Oval (Northern), Vauxhall (Victoria), Stockwell (Northern – Victoria), Kennington (Northern) and Pimlico (Victoria). Although Oval doesn’t benefit from many underground lines, the area does benefit from various over ground stations such as Vauxhall, Battersea Park, Elephant & Castle, Loughborough Junction and Queenstown Road Battersea stations.
Property in Oval is very much varied in its style of housing and you can expect to see a lot of two and three bedroom properties to buy or rent in Oval. The area of Oval boasts many Georgian Terraced houses, Victorian property, converted flats and also some period housing. Oval serves up a lot of properties that are great value for money, this is a very reasonably priced area. Oval Village, a new development in Oval, is inscribed in the south-of-the-river regeneration zone and is a pivotal residential block for the modernisation of property in the area.