Kennington Area Guide
Kennington is an enclave of exquisite Georgian terraces, picturesque squares, council homes and despite recent regeneration, with families and young professionals congregating here, Kennington remains a diverse area with a mixed population and a strong feeling of community spirit. Shared between the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, Kennington lies south of the River Thames and is on the Northern line.
Despite some of Kennington’s main roads, parts have a village feel with independent delis, tapas bars and coffee shops such as Vanilla & Black and The Sugar Pot. The area also plays host to landmarks including sporting institution Oval cricket ground, and The Imperial War Museum.
If you are looking for green pastures the Imperial War Museum is set within Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, with its own Tibetan Peace Garden, opened in 1999 by the Dalai Lama. Then there is Kennington Park with lawns, a walled flower garden, children’s adventure playground and babies stay and play, plus tennis courts, netball, and floodlit all weather courts for hockey and football.