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.

 

LondonTown.com - Oval House Location Map

 
 
 
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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Near Oval House
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms London
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £57  35% 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
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £77  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 Hotel London London
Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £126  29% 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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Alternative Theatres nearest Oval House

Nearest to Oval House
White Bear Theatre London
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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
 
 
 
Above The Stag Theatre London
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
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Landor Pub Theatre London
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Landor Pub Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
70 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 24 minutes from Oval House
You're never more than three rows away from the action at the Landor Theatre where the audience never exceeds 60. Focussed on producing musical theatre productions ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Oval House

Near Oval House
St John's Smith Square London
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 20 minutes from Oval House
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ...More
 
 
 
The Coronet Theatre London
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 21 minutes from Oval House
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ...More
 
 
 
O2 Academy Brixton London
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O2 Academy Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 23 minutes from Oval House
This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from Oval House
The South Yorkshire drag artist and cabaret singer performs alongside her four-piece band as she laments London's lost nightlife and questions the future. Directed by Tim ...More
 
 
 
Book Break: Short Stories And Poems London
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Book Break: Short Stories And Poems
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South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SW8 | 9 minutes from Oval House
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South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SW8 | 9 minutes from Oval House
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Sights and Attractions near Oval House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Oval House
Gasworks London
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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
 
 
 
Newport Street Gallery London
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, SE11 | 14 minutes from Oval House
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking ...More
 
 
 
Tate Britain London
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from Oval House
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ...More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Oval House

The best shops and markets near Oval House
Lassco House & Garden London
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 10 minutes from Oval House
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ...More
 
 
 
Crockatt and Powell London
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 minutes from Oval House
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The Old Post Office Bakery London
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The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 24 minutes from Oval House
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The Fentiman Arms London
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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
 
 
 
Bonnington Centre Cafe London
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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
 
 
 
Adulis London
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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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Education near Oval House

Near Oval House
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building London
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 2.3 miles from Oval House
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ...More
 
 
 
Career Energy London
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2.4 miles from Oval House
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Chocolate Films Ltd London
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 12 minutes from Oval House
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Surrey County Cricket Club London
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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
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The Kia Oval Cricket Ground London
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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
 
 
 
Kennington Park London
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Duchy Arms London
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 9 minutes from Oval House
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The Canton Arms London
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The Canton Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
177 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 10 minutes from Oval House
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Nightlife near Oval House

Oval House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
South London Pacific London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Fire London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 8 minutes from Oval House
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
 
 
 
Corsica Studios London
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 20 minutes from Oval House
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Oval House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Oval House.
Tate Britain London
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from Oval House
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people....More
 
 
 
Imperial War Museum London
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Oval House
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
 
 
 
Emmanuel Centre London
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 21 minutes from Oval House
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ...More
 
 
 
 

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Royal Vauxhall Tavern 6 minutes walk from Oval House

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The LightBox 8 minutes walk from Oval House

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South Lambeth Library 9 minutes walk from Oval House

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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 15 minutes walk from Oval House

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Exhibitions | Until 19th March 2015 

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St John's Smith Square 20 minutes walk from Oval House

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