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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
4 star contemporary hotel
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 »
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 »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
18 Albert Embankment, London, Vauxhall, SE1 7TJShow on map
Having a bijou, riverside pied a terre is the dream of many a Londoner, but a flat along the banks of the River Thames will cost you a small fortune and it's out the reach of everyone but the exceedingly... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near Oval Cricket Ground
The Oval Cricket Ground, now known as The Kia Oval, is the home of Surreys county cricket team, and one of the great grounds for international cricket. If you want to play, or watch, or just relax and enjoy the unparallelled hospitality, the Oval will provide you with a refined and relaxed afternoon.
The Kennington Oval was originally a market garden owned, as it is to this day, by the Duchy of Cornwall (and thus, currently, Prince Charles). In 1845 it was converted into a cricket ground, and it has remained one ever since. In 1880, the Oval hosted the first ever Test match between England and Australia. When Australia won the Test in 1882 it led to The Sporting Times printing an obituary for English cricket; the bails of the stumps were burned, and the Ashes trophy was created. This is the trophy that is still played for whenever England and Australia face each other. The current pavilion was erected in 1898. It was, for quite some time, the largest cricket pitch in the world, until it was overtaken by Gaddafi Stadium in Pakistan. It is both a historic attraction, and a sports venue, and, as the home ground of the Surrey County Cricket Club, still hosts matches to this day.
Located outside the city centre, in a leafy suburb despite only being a few minutes away from the West End, the Kia Oval is a good destination for a relaxing day away from the stresses, noise, and bustle of city life. It is, however, very accessible. Oval tube station is on the Northern Line (and it is by far the closest tube station); it is a Zone 2 station and if you are coming from Victoria you can change onto the Northern Line at Stockwell or you can walk from Vauxhall tube station. Buses 36, 185, and 436 stop at the ground, and there are others that stop within a five-minute walk: the 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, and the 333. There are overground links to much of Surrey and Hampshire via South West trains which leave from Vauxhall station. For larger groups, coach parking is available.
If you are travelling to the Oval from Earls Court or South Kensington then its a 29 minute trip (Earls Court - Victoria - Stockwell - Oval).
Although it is primarily a cricket ground, home to both Surreys matches and some international fixtures, the ground has other uses, too. From 1872 to 1879 it was used as the pitch for the England rugby team, and it was home to the countrys first international football matches. It has held hockey fixtures, concerts, and is often nowadays used for corporate hospitality. It is also available to be used as a location for filming, and it has in the past been used for television commercials, feature films, catalogue shoots, and interviews.
The Oval currently has plans to redevelop the Pavilion End (there are two ends to the ground, known as the Pavilion End and the Vauxhall End. This redevelopment will lead to the building of a new hotel, and a new pedestrian plaza. There is no confirmed timetable on the developments at the moment.
If a relaxing afternoon enjoying the cricket in luxury sounds like your idea of heaven then the Oval is just the attraction for you. It is easy to get to from Central London, and can provide a relaxing sporting afternoon.