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Things to do in Kennington, Greater London

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Until 2000, this museum on the bank of the Thames housed the UK’s contemporary art collection. Always an attractive museum, the galleries were cramped and too much was held in storage but the opening of Tate Modern has solved the problem, leaving the original building to concentrate on British art. The start of 2017 has seen a hugely popular David Hockney exhibition (although this does cost extra) but the permanent collection includes a trio of paintings by Whistler, an unrivalled collection of Turner paintings, plus Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore.”
  • 259 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“Sport and cricket fans should visit The Oval, home of Surrey Cricket and cricket ground for the England Cricket Team. Vauxhall station is only 5 stops from Barnes station so it is really easy to get to. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Café
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“Lots of great antiques to look at. It is like a museum and there is a nice restaurant next to it”
  • 69 locals recommend
Park
“It's a small park, which is another 3 minutes' walk from the flat. It's great if you want to get a breath of fresh air and stretch your legs. Good on sunny days. There are also tennis courts here, an exercise area and a kids play area. Very popular park with the neighbourhood locals. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“ Classic French cooking and nightly music in a 2-floor art deco brasserie modelled on 1920s Paris.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
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“Quirky spot in community gardens for vegetarian/vegan lunches and candlelit dinners with set menu.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A typical British gastropub where you can have a pint of beer and something to eat - everything from pies to steaks to fish specials.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cantonese Restaurant
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“Since Duddell’s is closed now, this is the next best thing for Chinese dim sum which isn’t too far. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“The oldest shopping centre in the UK. Hurry up., it's going to be taken down in 2019”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
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“Dark wood pub with beams, a garden and a cosy interior filled with nooks and crannies. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Quirky, floating pub/bar, permanently moored on Albert Embankment, serving food and drink throughout the week ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“this local market on Saturday's from 10-3PM offers a smaller version from it's big brother at Borough Market. great products for a decent price, just in front of the Oval Tube entrance/Oval Church.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“One of my favourite clubs in London. Electronic music. Only 30min taxi ride to the flat.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Former Victorian music hall turned gay stalwart, hosting weekly club nights and cabaret drag acts”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This is a tricky little beast to locate but is well worth a visit. Owned by Damien Hurst it’s him showing off his own art collection but also roping in his friends to show off their profession. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Farm
“Time Out says Slap-bang in the centre of the capital, Vauxhall City Farm began life more than 35 years ago when a group of architects squatting at St Oswald’s Place took over a small vacant plot. More than 100 animals including seven rare-breed goats, three alpacas, nine horses, two pigs and one hedgehog named Mr Tiggywinkle call the farm home. The alpacas made their screen debut last year in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, in which they starred alongside (or rather, behind) a pack of storm troopers. Alongside the animals is an ecology garden complete with bog, wormery and stag beetle nursery. The allotment plots grow fruit and veg, from pumpkins and strawberries to edible flowers which are all used in the farm’s cookery workshops. The allotment also grows plants used as dyes for the spinning classes that take place on the farm. Try out the new café The Old Dairy and scoff seasonal food made from local ingredients. For something a bit more active, hire a pony for the day or learn to ride. ”
  • 41 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Lots of great antiques to look at. It is like a museum and there is a nice restaurant next to it”
  • 69 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“ Classic French cooking and nightly music in a 2-floor art deco brasserie modelled on 1920s Paris.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
“Quirky spot in community gardens for vegetarian/vegan lunches and candlelit dinners with set menu.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A typical British gastropub where you can have a pint of beer and something to eat - everything from pies to steaks to fish specials.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cantonese Restaurant
“Since Duddell’s is closed now, this is the next best thing for Chinese dim sum which isn’t too far. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Pub
“Dark wood pub with beams, a garden and a cosy interior filled with nooks and crannies. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Quirky, floating pub/bar, permanently moored on Albert Embankment, serving food and drink throughout the week ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“I suggest this burgher place in Vauxhall because of the quality of its Angus beef meet burgher and for its varietion frieses. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

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