Kennington is a heady mix; just across the road is the way to the Southwest and to the countryside, and its own park, yet Kennington is very urban despite this. Even if you aren't into cricket - the Oval is right next door to the area and gives its tube station its name - Kennington is definitely a place to consider if you're after a wide variety of housing.
The character of the area is to an extent determined by the old Roman road of Kennington Park Road/Clapham Road. This forms a central vein around which, along with the Oval and nearby Vauxhall Bridge areas, the property here clumps. And what a collection of property there is in Kennington: considering the degree of development the variety is huge. Away from the very busy main streets, there are quieter areas offering a stunning mix of Victorian houses (of various styles), Georgian terraces, and some lovely new modern developments offering good-priced flats, which suit both those looking for pieds-a-terre as well as the young professionals who need proximity to town. There are also some very affordable ex-council flats here. But unusually for an inner London borough this mix is quite spread - there are good numbers both of houses and flats.
Though busy, one of the first things people notice here is how suburban it feels. You can use your bike to get to work in the centre of town easily, but also take it to one of the local parks (Clapham, Battersea, Kennington itself) in evenings and weekends. There are also, unsurprisingly for a middle class area on the up, some really good restaurants and excellent pubs and bars here. And there are first class resources in shopping in Clapham and Battersea just a short trip down the road.
Busy at times but mostly suburban, Kennington is a good place either for a second home or for young professionals who like to live close to the city.
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Area News for Kennington
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Read Article ... Published on 15th November, 2013
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Read Article ... Published on 25th July, 2013
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Read Article ... Published on 28th March, 2013
The London borough of Lambeth has announced it will soon make a final decision on whether to approve an ambitious Transport for London (TFL) project that could see the district take in an additional £46 million worth of income in revenue.
Read Article ... Published on 26th February, 2013
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Read Article ... Published on 10th January, 2013
Work will soon be underway to transform Battersea Power Station into an exciting new residential area after detailed plans for the redevelopment were approved.
Read Article ... Published on 17th December, 2012
The chancellor has confirmed that the planned extension to the London Underground's Northern Line will go ahead in a move that will improve transport links in the south of the capital.
Read Article ... Published on 7th December, 2012
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Read Article ... Published on 12th November, 2012
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Read Article ... Published on 28th September, 2012
TV personality Paul O'Grady has helped those living in flats to rent in Vauxhall celebrate the re-opening of one of the area's historic public spaces.
Read Article ... Published on 20th February, 2012
A development scheme that could boost the amount of property to rent in the London borough of Wandsworth has been approved by the government.
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