3 star classic hotel
9-13 Clapham Road, Kennington, SW9 0JDShow on map
This good quality budget hotel in South London is 0.1 miles from Oval Underground station, which is on the Northern Line in Travelcard Zone 2. Vauxhall station (0.7 miles away) is a National Rail, London... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
103, Kennington Park Road London SE11 4JJ, Kennington, SE11 4JJShow on map
Kennington Bed and Breakfast is a charming boutique hotel housed in a Georgian town house conversion in the Kennington district of London, south of the River Thames and close to Waterloo and Elephant and... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
87 South Lambeth Road, London, Vauxhall, SW8 1RNShow on map
The Comfort Inn Vauxhall offers two person double jacuzzi baths The 3-star Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel provides basic accommodation within southwest London. ♦ It is close to Vauxhall Bridge... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
Old South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, SW8 1RNShow on map
The 3-star Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel provides basic accommodation within southwest London, close to Vauxhall Bridge on the river Thames, which leads to Pimlico and Westminster. The Comfort Inn may be basic,... Read More »
970 Aquarius House, 15 St George Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 2LEShow on map
London has a fantastic range of hotels, from cheap and cheerful one stars to highly luxurious five-star, celebrity endorsed accommodation, visitors of all ilk are accommodated here. However, in such a large... Read More »
9 Elms Lane, St George Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 2LPShow on map
Staying in a serviced apartment is a great idea, as it gives you a great deal of freedom and flexibility, along with all the personalised service attention of a hotel when needed. If this is the best option... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
3 star urban cool hotel
158 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, SE5 0EEShow on map
Pasha Hotel is a boutique hotel in Camberwell Road, South East London, and is extremely well connected for bus routes towards Central London. The closest tube station is Kennington (1.0 miles away) on the... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
9 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, SE1 7HFShow on map
“The Westminster View Apartments provide superb appointed apartments close to many landmarks”The Westminster View Apartments is a 50 room serviced apartment block which is based in Lambeth, South... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
18 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SE1 7TJShow on map
The Riverbank Park Plaza is a hip London hotel, which has been recently refurbished, situated on the River Thames between Vauxhall and Lambeth Bridges in London postcode SE1. Directly opposite is Tate Britain... Read More »
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Kennington is located in South London, just below Elephant & Castle and a few tube stops from major transport hub Waterloo. It is largely a peaceful, attractive residential district, with an increasingly upmarket demography due to its affordable housing rates and proximity to central London. Evidence of prehistoric activity, such as tumulus burial mounds have been found in Kennington, leading to the theory that it was once a place of sacred assemblage, although now perhaps the only devotional assemblage that happens there is by cricket fans descending upon Oval Cricket Ground nearby. Throughout the years Kennington has been the site of much political and social unrest; Kennington Common was the site of many hangings, the last of which took place in 1799 and The Massacre of St Georges Fields where soldiers opened fire on a crowd of protesters, took place on the site where The Imperial War Museum stands today, which seems curiously fitting. In the earlier part of the 20th century, Kennington was one of London's poorest areas, but since the war it has been gentrified and many grand examples of Victorian architecture exist in the area still.
Kennington is perhaps best known to cricket fans, as it is the location of The Oval cricket ground. Officially known as The Kia Oval, the venue is home to the Surrey County Cricket Club and hosts the final test match of the English summer season. The venue can seat up to 23,000 fans and throughout the years it has also hosted the first international cricket match in England and the second Rugby Union International match, so it has a weighty legacy in the sporting world.
The Imperial War Museum is a stunning, if sobering; look at war throughout the decades and throughout the world. The museum contains tanks, planes and guns in the main foyer and many artifacts and educational resources throughout, including a devastating and tasteful look at The Holocaust and a very insightful look at the psychology of modern warfare in places such as Zimbabwe, featuring rather harrowing but insightful interviews with child soldiers. The museum has seasonal exhibitions as well as talks and events and although it may not exactly be a 'fun' day out, it will give you a new perspective on conflict, so it is a must see in London.
If you find the Imperial War Museum a little too emotional, you can take a relaxing stroll afterwards in Kennington Park, where admittedly, there is the odd protest held, but it has previously hosted gay pride marches and has some stunning greenery, so it is usually a very peaceful place. You can also stroll around the shops in Kennington Road, stop into The Cinema Museum to learn about film in the area, or take in a play at the White Bear or Oval House Theatres. Kennington also has a selection of great restaurants, which reflect the ethnic diversity in the community, from Cuban and Korean, to Lebanese and traditional British.
Kennington tube station services the East and West branches of the Northern line, where you can easily travel to King's Cross St Pancras Station for travel on the Eurostar. It is also in a great location to explore many areas of central London, and luckily it is also a fairly cheap place to stay in London and unless you choose a hotel right next to Oval Cricket Ground, it is a quiet area, so you can be assured of a good night's sleep.