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
 
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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 £67  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 Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  25% 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 £116  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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Nearest to Oval House
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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
 
 
 
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Royal Vauxhall
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th Oct, 16th Nov, 23rd Nov and 24th Nov 2016 - 8pm
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
Desmond O'Connor's comedy musical about one wild night in 1988 when Kenny Everett, Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana dropped into the club....More
 
 
 
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The LipSinkers
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 1st October and Saturday 5th November 2016 - 9pm-4am
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
Alt-drag cabaret troupe perform music hits and skits....More
 
 
 
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Hayley And Me By Kate O'Donnell
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Tuesday 27th September 2016 - 7.30pm
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
O'Donnell's cabaret show explores the Coronation Street storylines of Hayley Cropper and how they relate to the playwright's own personal journey, including music from the era....More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Anchor Yard
London > Attractions >
4 Durham Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 5 minutes from Oval House
... More
 
 
 
Vauxhall Saint Peter's Heritage Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
310 Kennington Lane LAMBETH, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
Important church building designed by architect J L Pearson. Regular performance events especially i... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club Equipment Shop
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
AMP Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 1 minute from Oval House
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St Mark's Church Grounds
London > Shopping > Markets
Kennington Park Road, Stockwell, London SE11 | 3 minutes from Oval House
Farmers market. Currently there are organic vegetable stalls, two fishmongers, pie stalls, bakery stalls, coffee stand, plus biscuits, fish cakes, and other yummy things. ... More
 
 
 
Oval Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
28B Clapham Road, Kennington, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Oval House
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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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The Musicians' Union
London > Education > Professional Training
60 Clapham Road, Kennington, London SW9 | 4 minutes from Oval House
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Lilian Baylis Technology School
London > Education >
323 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
The Lilian Baylis Technology School is a secondary school in Kennington, it also has a sixth form which opened in 2012. ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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.
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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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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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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 22 minutes from Oval House
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Horse Meat Disco
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Central, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
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Eagle
London > Nightlife >
349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
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Oval House Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52-54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, London SE11 | Same location as Oval House
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The Kia Oval Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kennington Oval, Kennington, London SE115SS | 1 minute from Oval House
Conference facilitiers can accomodate for up to 1210 people.... More
 
 
 
Gasworks
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Christina McMaster: Debussy, Stravinsky, Scarlatti, Ligeti, Satie, Bartok
Concerts | On 25th September 2016 

St John's Smith Square 22 minutes walk from Oval House

The pianist performs Debussy's 12 Preludes Book 1 and Etude Pour Les Octaves, Stravinsky's Five Easy Pieces For Piano Duet, ...More

Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Oval House

This free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the ...More

 
Visions of War Above and Below
Visions of War Above and Below
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Oval House

A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of ...More

 
A Family In Wartime
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Oval House

Photographs, personal testimonies, posters, film and paintings exploring how one ordinary family, the Allpresses, faced the daily challenge of living ...More

The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects
The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2016 

Chelsea College Of Art And Design 1.42 miles from Oval House

Here's something cheer you up: step inside The Smile, one of the London Design Festival's landmark projects. Just like the ...More

 
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

A large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of ...More

Pablo Bronstein
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

For the Tate Britain Commission in 2016, Pablo Bronstein will unveil a ...More

Painting with Light
Painting with Light
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

Stunning works by Pre-Raphaelites and British Impressionists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler ...More

 
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

Iconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years ...More

Jo Spence
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2016 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

Explore works by the British photographer and the moments in her life that influenced her work....More

 
 
 
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