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
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
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 £60  27% 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 £75  31% 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  34% 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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Candice Lin: A Body Reduced To Brilliant Colour
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th, 10th and 11th December 2016 - 12noon-6pm
Oval House, 155 Vauxhall Street, SE11 | 5 minutes from Oval House
In her first UK solo exhibition, the American artist presents a living sculpture assembled from hacked household objects....More
 
 
 
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Prince Bendover In Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th November 2016 to 5th January 2017 - Various Times
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
A non-traditional and anarchic take on the panto. A riotous comedy featuring an ogre, a princess, a prince, a cobbler and a miller's son. Adult content, ...More
 
 
 
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Sunday Social At The RVT
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 2nd October 2016 to 26th March 2017 - 3pm-12midnight
Oval House, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
An evening of cabaret, plus commercial, pop and dance hits courtesy of DJs Liam Chaplin Simon Le Vans and Sean Sirrs....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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The best shops and markets near Oval House
Surrey County Cricket Club Equipment Shop
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
AMP Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 1 minute from Oval House
Cricket... More
 
 
 
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 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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Oval House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
... More
 
 
 
Eagle
London > Nightlife >
349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
... More
 
 
 
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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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The Gesualdo Six
Concerts | On 10th December 2016 

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

The six voices blend together in harmony in an a cappella performance of Byrd's Vigilate and works by Taverner and ...More

Edmund Clark: War Of Terror
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

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

A thought-provoking and immersive exhibition by the artist-photographer, which explores the hidden experiences of state control during the Global War ...More

IWM Contemporary: Mahwish Chishty
Exhibitions | Until 19th March 2017 

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

The first UK exhibition by the Pakistan-born artist, whose work combines silhouettes of military drones with decorative Pakistani folk art ...More

Real To Reel: A Century Of War Movies
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

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

Go behind the scenes of iconic war films and explore how film-makers found inspiration from war's inherent drama to translate ...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

Holocaust Exhibition (Over 14s)
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

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

Film footage, photographs and rare artefacts documenting the history of the persecution of Jews and other groups, before and during ...More

BP Spotlight: Martin Boyce: Do Words Have Voices
Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2017 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

Sculptural installations by the Glasgow-based artist, exploring the modern urban landscape....More

BP Spotlight: Pre-Raphaelite Works On Paper
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2017 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

This exhibition, curated by Carol Jacobi, presents paintings on various materials from the influential group of artists, working in the ...More

Paul Nash
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2017 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

Tate Britain presents the largest presentation of Paul Nash 's work for a generation. Known as a landscape ...More

Turner Prize 2016
Turner Prize 2016
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2017 

Tate Britain 1.52 miles from Oval House

Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most notorious prize in the ...More

 
 
 
 
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