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Utterly immersed in the local community, this long, thin old-school boozer is a cosy little Celtic cave. Irish ex-pats prop up the bar, drinking the black stuff while cheerfully bragging that it’s the best Guinness in south London. The Greyhound is so Irish, that this shamrock-shaped pub serves up hurling, Gaelic football and Irish music on a regular basis.

Stepping inside, the pub is deceptively long. It’s a bit of a warren - the main front bar gives way to two smaller rooms through a couple of doorways.

Drinks-wise, aside from Guinness, punters can also sink a pint of Bombardier, Courage Best and London Pride. Appealingly, there are also rows of rarely-seen Irish whiskeys lined up - Middleton, Powers, Locker’s Hewitt’s Connemara and Green Spot to mention a few. Sampling one of these, promises a real taste of the Emerald Isle.

 

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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  27% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 9 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 10 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 20 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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Eurohouse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April 2017 - 7.30pm
The Greyhound, Oval, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | 2 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
A darkly comic look at the EU's founding ideals by Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca, co-produced by FellSwoop Theatre....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May 2017 at 11.30am and 2pm
The Greyhound, Oval, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | 2 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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The Greyhound, Oval, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | 2 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 8 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 10 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 17 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
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Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 24 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 5 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 20 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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Eurohouse
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Oval House 2 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

A darkly comic look at the EU's founding ideals by Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca, co-produced by FellSwoop Theatre....More

Duckie
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th December 2017 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 9 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

Resident DJs Readers Wifes spin pop and indie, hosted by Amy Lame....More

Dazed - After Dark - The Afterparty
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th April 2017 

Fire 10 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th April 2017 

The LightBox 10 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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Twelfth Night
Theatre | Until 6th May 2017 

Blue Elephant Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th April 2017 

Jamm 14 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

Balearic, Italo, electro, acid, disco, funk and world grooves to take you through until the early morning, with PillowTalk, The ...More

Queer British Art 1861-1967
Queer British Art 1861-1967
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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

 
Cerith Wyn Evans: The Tate Britain Commission 2017
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

A major light installation by the British artist and filmmaker, responding to the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate ...More

David Hockney
David Hockney
Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2017 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

As he approaches his 80th birthday, David Hockney is the subject of a major exhibition at Tate Britain in 2017. ...More

 
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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