Kennington Park  

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

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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.

 

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

Railway Stations

 
Vauxhall Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle NCP
 
17 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  25% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 14 minutes from Kennington Park
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  22% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 16 minutes from Kennington Park
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 £133  42% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 16 minutes from Kennington Park
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 | 4 minutes from Kennington Park
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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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Kennington Park
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Kennington Park
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The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Harleyford Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Kennington Park
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London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 12 minutes from Kennington Park
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London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 18th, 19th and 20th August 2017
Kennington Park, Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, SE11 | 4 minutes from Kennington Park
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Kennington Park, 138 Kennington Park Road, SE11 | 6 minutes from Kennington Park
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138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Kennington Park
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 15 minutes from Kennington Park
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 16 minutes from Kennington Park
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 15 minutes from Kennington Park
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
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London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 18 minutes from Kennington Park
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 23 minutes from Kennington Park
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316 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from Kennington Park
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313 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from Kennington Park
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 miles from Kennington Park
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Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 13 minutes from Kennington Park
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London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Kennington Park
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 9 minutes from Kennington Park
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The Duchy Arms
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63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 10 minutes from Kennington Park
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 19 minutes from Kennington Park
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from Kennington Park
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 14 minutes from Kennington Park
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
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 17 minutes from Kennington Park
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Kennington Park
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
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 20 minutes from Kennington Park
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 25 minutes from Kennington Park
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