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Kennington is a district of London located on the southern side of the River Thames within the Borough of Lambeth. The area is home to one of London’s best-known cricket grounds in the Kia Oval, as well as prominent attractions such as the Imperial War Museum and the popular and spacious Kennington Park. Having existed as a settlement since at least the 11th century, Kennington is an historic district within south London and a place packed with modern developments, as well as housing stock dating back as far as the mid-1700s. Areas surrounding Kennington include Vauxhall to the west, the South Bank of the Thames to the north, Brixton to the south-east and Elephant and Castle to the north-east. The district is also only a few miles from Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the iconic London museums around Gloucester Road and South Kensington.
Setting up your business here
Kennington has a good supply of office space and is inhabited by numerous businesses of varying sizes operating in a broad range of industry sectors. Among the businesses based in the area are the web designer stripetree, the engineering consultants EPConsult Energies, City Quantity Surveyors and the graphic designers of Spin Communications. A clear benefit of operating from offices in Kennington is their close proximity to Westminster, the West End, the City and all parts north London.
Things to do in Kennington
Kennington boasts a number of high calibre visitor attractions, not least the Imperial War Museum and the Kia Oval Cricket Ground. But it also benefits from being within easy reach of other hugely popular parts of London, including Borough Market, which is alive with activity and amazing food stalls from Wednesday to Saturday every week of the year. Indeed, the entire South Bank region of the city that lies just north of Kennington is enormously popular with tourists and Londoners alike. Meanwhile, Kennington Park is among the best and most pleasant areas of open space in Lambeth. Other attractions in the area include the White Bear Theatre, an intimate performing arts venue attached to a local pub. Excellent places to eat out in Kennington include Amici’s, Zeitgeist on Black Prince Road and the Brasserie & Wine Bar Toulouse Lautrec on Newington Butts. Top pubs in the district include the Prince of Wales, the Little Apple and the Old Red Lion.