Kennington Park

 
 
ADDRESS
Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 4BE 
 
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OPENING TIMES
7:30 to 15 mins before sunset
 

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  • Visitor Information

Kennington Park lies between Kennington Park Road and St Agnes Place. First opened in 1854, it was previously called 'Kennington Common', and until 1800 was the site of public executions as well as being the South London 'speakers corner'. Methodist founders George Whitefield and John Wesley are some of the illustrious orators to speak at the Common and are reputed to have attracted a crowd of 30,000. Today facilities include a paddling pool, cafe, flower gardens, all weather astro pitch, basketball court, cricket nets, tennis courts and football pitches. For the kids, there's a dog free play area and the Charlie Chaplin adventure playground which has wheelchair access. There is also a small children's play area nearby at the historic St Mark's Churchyard.

 

LondonTown.com - Kennington Park Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Oval Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Vauxhall Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
17 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Ovalhouse Young Writers: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2014 

Oval House 6 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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Theatre | Until 27th October 2014 

Oval House 6 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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The Big Bingo Show With Timberlina & Hey Balen
Theatre | Until 22nd December 2014 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 11 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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The Jason Lyon Quartet
Concerts | Until 27th October 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 12 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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Pink Swing
Sporting Events | Until 29th September 2014 

Tea House Theatre 13 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th October 2014 

Area 17 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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Source to Sea River Relay
Source to Sea River Relay
Kids Events | Until 30th September 2014 

River Thames 18 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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First World War Galleries
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 18 minutes walk from Kennington Park

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Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

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Horrible Histories: Spies
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Kids Events | Until 4th January 2015 

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