Oval House  

 
 
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54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SW
 
 
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Founded by Peter Oliver (1926-2007), the Oval House has been an important part of fringe and experimental theatre since the 1960s. It has been supportive of gay and lesbian and women's theatre in the 1970's and 80's and the development of new Black and Asian writing in the '90s. It's also where Pierce Brosnan first started out, attending workshops while working as a waiter during the day. The theatre includes a gallery space, open to all, and a cafe open 6pm to 11pm Tuesday to Saturday serving world fusion food.

 

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Oval Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Vauxhall Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Vauxhall Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle NCP
 
20 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  34% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  38% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 12 minutes from Oval House
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   from £141  26% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 12 minutes from Oval House
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest Oval House

Nearest to Oval House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 8 minutes from Oval House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
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Landor Pub Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
70 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 24 minutes from Oval House
You're never more than three rows away from the action at the Landor Theatre where the audience never exceeds 60. Focussed on producing musical theatre productions ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Oval House

Near Oval House
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 15 minutes from Oval House
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Battersea Barge
London > Entertainment > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 19 minutes from Oval House
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 20 minutes from Oval House
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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Beefmince
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 21st Jul, 18th Aug, 15th Sep, 20th Oct, 17th Nov and 15th Dec 2017 - 10pm-4am
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
Residents Silverhook and Cactushead deliver dirty beats and remixes, with guest DJs bringing their own sounds and productions....More
 
 
 
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Sunday Social At The RVT
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 2nd April to 24th December 2017 - 3pm-12midnight
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
An evening of cabaret, plus commercial, pop and dance hits courtesy of DJs Liam Chaplin Simon Le Vans and Sean Sirrs....More
 
 
 
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Bar Wotever
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th January to 26th December 2017 - Various Times
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
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Sights and Attractions near Oval House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Oval House
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Gasworks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
155 Vauxhall Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 5 minutes from Oval House
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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Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 11 minutes from Oval House
Embassy Gardens, a new-build neighbourhood in Nine Elms on the South Bank, takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling ... More
 
 
 
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Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 11 minutes from Oval House
A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up on ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Oval House
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 10 minutes from Oval House
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 15 minutes from Oval House
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 minutes from Oval House
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Oval House

What are the best dining options near Oval House London?
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 4 minutes from Oval House
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
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Adulis
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
44 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London SW9 | 5 minutes from Oval House
Eritrean cuisine. Separate room for parties ... More
 
 
 
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Bonnington Centre Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
11 Vauxhall Grove, Kennington, London SW8 | 5 minutes from Oval House
This delightful commune, relic of a more laidback era, used to be the collective kitchen that fed a street of squats. It's a jolly, ramshackle room, ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Oval House

Near Oval House
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 12 minutes from Oval House
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Oval House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 37 minutes from Oval House
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Oval House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 1 minute from Oval House
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Harleyford Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 1 minute from Oval House
Though it does not have quite the same kudos as Lord's, The Kia Oval (known so because of a sponsorship deal, but usually referred to simply ... More
 
 
 
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
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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The best pubs near London Oval House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 4 minutes from Oval House
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 9 minutes from Oval House
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 19 minutes from Oval House
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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Oval House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
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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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 20 minutes from Oval House
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
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Oval House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Oval House.
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from Oval House
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 19 minutes from Oval House
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Oval House
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
 
 
 
 

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Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Oval House

The year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, and Tate Britain ...More

 
People Power: Fighting For Peace
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The Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict with its new exhibition, ...More

 
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
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Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 19 minutes walk from Oval House

Part of Syria: A Conflict Explored - a series of exhibitions and events reflecting on the ongoing conflict in Syria ...More

 
London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017: Heat 3
Music | On 28th June 2017 

St John's Smith Square 20 minutes walk from Oval House

Sixteen choirs from all around the world to take part in the 2017 London International A Cappella Choral Competition....More

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