The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

 
 
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The Kia Oval Cricket GroundThough 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 as The Oval) is in many ways just as pleasant to watch a day's cricket. Test matches against the West Indies and teams from the Indian subcontinent are particularly atmospheric, with south London's large Caribean and Asian populations turning out in force to support their heroes. The Oval is often the venue of the last Test match of the English summer and has played host to many famous finishes to a series, not least England's historic final day Ashes win in 2005. It is also the home of Surrey County Cricket Club and supports a busy programme of fixtures throughout the summer. Believe it or not, but The Oval was first a football ground before giving away to cricket - and the first ever FA Cup Final was played there back in 1872. As such, The Oval is one of two sports ground (Bramall Lane in Sheffield being the other) to have staged both England Football and Cricket internationals, as well as FA Cup Finals. The 23,500-capacity stadium also holds an exhibition match for Australian Rules Football in October each year - and in 2005 drew a record Aussie Rules crowd of 18,884.

 

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The Kia Oval Cricket Ground - The Oval Interior

The Kia Oval Cricket Ground The Oval Interior 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Vauxhall Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
20 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | Same location as The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Stevenage Road, SW6 | 4.6 miles from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Church Road, SW19 | 5.5 miles from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 13 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 26 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 12th and Thursday 26th March 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SW8 | 9 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 9 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 20 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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155 Vauxhall Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 4 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, SE11 | 14 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
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London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 4 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Restaurants > African restaurants
44 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London SW9 | 5 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
11 Vauxhall Grove, Kennington, London SW8 | 5 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 2.3 miles from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 8 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 20 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 18 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 21 minutes from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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Sunday With Myra Dubois And The Spiders In Bra's.
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st March 2015 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

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Sundays Charlie Hides TV
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th April 2015 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

House tunes from Charlie Hides TV and support from Simon Le Vans....More

Lee Gold
Concerts | Until 26th April 2015 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 14 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

A performance by the jazz singer and pianist....More

Writing The Landscape: Course
Exhibitions | Until 20th March 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

A course for writers, artists and anyone interested in new strategies for exploring their environment....More

Aperture By Robert Orchardson
Exhibitions | Until 24th April 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

The British artist presents a new installation piece which uses large scale photographs to create an encompassing telescopic space....More

Caroline Achaintre
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

Display of ceramic masks and large-scale wall-based textiles which are assembled to create an atmosphere of threat and the absurd....More

BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

Exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photographs and archival material exploring the experiences and interactions of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in ...More

David Hall: TV Interruptions
Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

Installation in which the videos are shown on seven randomly clustered monitors where viewing is interrupted as sound and image ...More

William Hazlitt: Through The Eyes Of A Critic
Exhibitions | Until 5th April 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

This display looks at works by artists including Joshua Reynolds, David Wilkie and JMW Turner through the eyes of the ...More

Karen Knorr: BP Spotlight
Exhibitions | Until 29th March 2015 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Kia Oval Cricket Ground

Exhibition bringing together two series of work which combine image and text exploring patriarchal values in the upper middle classes ...More

 
 
 
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