London area of SE11 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SE11 neighbourhood

The residential area of Kennington takes up the majority of SE11 with the large frame of The Kia Oval dominating the skyline. London's second largest cricket ground is the home of Surrey County Cricket Club and traditionally hosts the last England Test match each year in late August or early September. Though its capacity makes it smaller than Lord's in St John's Wood, The Oval's large, shiny OCS Stand makes it stand out amongst the backdrop of inner city London and makes it a foreboding structure. In recent years, Kennington has experienced a modernisation process, driven by the advantages of its location and good transport links to the West End and the City. The area has a range of pubs and some bars though there are no nightclubs of note. However, with the city and Vauxhall are both easily accessible. Kennington has two theatres: the White Bear Theatre and the Oval House Theatre.

See our recommended nearby SE11 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SE11 Hotels

in or near SE11
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
54 Kennington Road, SE1
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Albert Embankment, SE1
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
18 Albert Embankment, SE1
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Entertainment

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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, SE11, London SE11
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
 
 
 
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, SE11, London SE17
Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, SE11, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SE11
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Gasworks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
155 Vauxhall Street, SE11, London SE11
Gasworks serves a dual purpose: as a location for 12 artists' studios and as host to up to six exhibitions a year. Emphasis is placed on ... More
 
 
 
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, SE11, London SE11
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE11, London SE1
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SE11
Richard Kindersley
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
40 Cardigan Street, SE11, London SE11
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Soma Books
London > Shopping > Books
38 Kennington Lane, SE11, London SE11
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Tesco
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
Kennington Lane, SE11, London SE11
The UK’s largest supermarket chain offers all the usual food and household product brands as well as an extensive range of own-brand products. Should cater for ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SE11 London?
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
316 Kennington Road, SE11, London SE11
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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
140 Newington Butts, SE11, London SE11
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec provides some French flair in the heart of Kensington. Set inside a refurbished English pub, its a traditional bar and brasserie, that hosts ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SE11.
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11, London SE11
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE11, London SE1
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
The Tommyfield
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
185 Kennington Lane, SE11, London SE11
Mains of pumpkin and ricotta ravioloni and rib eye steak are supplemented by very affordable pub grub staples like beefburgers and chicken breast burgers. ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Nightlife

SE11 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, SE11, London SE11
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, SE11, London SE17
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
Little Apple
London > Nightlife > 98 Kennington Lane, SE11, London SE11
Gay friendly bar with a mixed clientele.... More
 
 
 

SE11 Leisure

SE11 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, SE11, London SE11
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, SE11, London SE11
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, SE11, London SE11
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Education

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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, SE11, London SE1
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roots and Shoots
London > Education > Career Services
The Vauxhall Centre, Walnut Tree Walk, SE11, London SE11
Roots and Shoots is a charitable organisation set up 25 years ago to help disadvantaged young people from Lambeth and Southwark prepare for the world of ... More
 
 
 

SE11 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SE11.
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, SE11, London SE1
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
Kurdish Cultural Centre (KCC)
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Stannary Street, Kennington, SE11, London SE11
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Roots and Shoots
London > Business > Venue Hire
Walnut Tree Walk, SE11, London SE11
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