The area was significant enough, however, to be recognised in the Peerage of Great Britain and in 1726, the title Earl of Kennington was assumed by Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.

Kennington Park Road and Clapham Road is a long and straight stretch of road because it follows the old Roman Stane Street. This ran down from the Roman London Bridge to Chichester via the gap in the North Downs at Box Hill near Dorking. Another Roman road branched off opposite Kennington Road and went through what is now Kennington Park and down the Brixton Road. It carried on through the North Downs near Caterham to Hassocks, just north of the South Downs.

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There are six primary schools within the Kennington area:

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A weekly farmers' market takes place on a Saturday from about 10 am to 3 pm at St. Mark's Church opposite Oval tube station.

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The Park, historically, was a place for executions, a Speakers' Corner for public gatherings for political and religious purposes, and a place for entertainment and sporting events.

Kennington station was substantially remodelled in 1925 to accommodate the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line along with the improvements to the City and South London Railway to form the Northern Line. Because tram and bus routes converged at Kennington, in the 1920s St. Mark's became known as the "tramwayman's church", and Kennington was referred to as the "Clapham Junction of the southern roads".[12]

Pockets of land between the main roads were built upon in the early nineteenth century. Walcot Square and St Mary's Gardens were laid out in the 1830s on land formerly used as a market garden. Imperial Court, on Kennington Lane, was built in 1836 for the Licensed Victuallers' School. The first stone was laid by Viscount Melbourne, in the name of King William IV.

The City and Guilds of London Art School, one of the longest-established art colleges in the country, has been at Kennington Park Road since 1879.

Kennington appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Chenintune. It is recorded as Kenintone in 1229 and Kenyngton in 1263. Mills (2001) believes the name to be Old English meaning 'farmstead or estate associated with a man called Cēna'.[2] Another explanation is that it means "place of the King", or "town of the King".[3]

The distillery of Beefeater Gin – the only premium gin still distilled in London – is situated in Montford Place, Kennington.

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The presence of the Oval as a large green space available for cricket is down to an unrealised street plan. For many years prior to its use as a cricket ground, this area was used as a cabbage garden.[18]

Warehouse conversions are common as development has expanded along the river. The Corniche, three residential towers designed by Foster + Partners and incorporating 253 apartments, was recently built on Albert Embankment.

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Unlike the other original C&SLR stations at Stockwell, Oval and Elephant & Castle, which were all rebuilt during the 1920s modernisation, and despite the major works taking place underground, Kennington's surface building saw little in terms of a physical update at that time. It is therefore the only station of the C&SLR's original section still in a condition close to its original design.

N3 (Night bus), towards Oxford Circus or Bromley North, from Kennington Road;

London Bus routes 133, 155, 333 and 415 and night routes N133 and N155 serve the station.[10]

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In the 2008 film Traitor, Don Cheadle's character Samir Horn is shown exiting Kennington tube station and walking up Kennington Park Road in the direction of Oval.

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Two social forces were at work in Kennington at different times during the twentieth century: decline, and – later – gentrification. Decline began in the early part of the twentieth century. Middle-class households ceased to employ servants and no longer sought the large houses of Kennington, preferring the suburbs of outer London. Houses in Kennington were suited to multiple occupation and were divided into flats and bedsits, providing cheap lodgings for lower-paid workers.


We are a family friendly pub, we love to see the kids turn up with Mum & Dad & there are even a few colouring books to keep them occupied. Indeed, the whole family is welcome, well behaved dogs too! We just ask that the kids leave by 7pm, ‘coz we feel that The Kennington turns into a more adult space after that, and us adults can't always be trusted to be on our best behaviour!

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Because of the layout, it is almost always southbound Charing Cross branch trains that terminate at Kennington. One of the station's four platforms is thus mainly used by terminating trains and sees relatively few operational southbound departures.

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Over the past three decades, we have served countless guests and have earned a standing as one of the best Indian restaurants in London. We look forward to welcoming you here as well, and giving you an unrivaled culinary experience. Contact the Kennington Tandoori today to book your reservation.

The eighteenth century saw considerable development in Kennington. At the start of the century, the area was essentially a village on the southern roads into London, with a common on which public executions took place. In 1746, Francis Towneley and eight men who had taken part in the Jacobite Rising were hanged, drawn and quartered at Kennington Common.

Kennington is essentially a multi-ethnic area with a mixed and varied population, all falling within different geodemographic strands. The area attracts young and affluent incomers who fall within the ABC1 demographic strand of the NRS social grade spectrum.

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On 15 October 1940, the large trench air-raid shelter beneath Kennington Park was struck by a 50 lb bomb. The number of people killed remains unknown; it is believed by local historians that 104 people died. Forty-eight bodies were recovered.

The Brandon estate was endowed in 1962 by the London County Council with Reclining Figure No. 3: a sculpture by Henry Moore.

The quirky Cinema Museum is a popular venue for film screenings and talks, and there are two longstanding local repertory theatres, the White Bear Theatre and Ovalhouse. The White Bear Theatre is currently undergoing a period of refurbishment and will reopen in September 2016. Pullens Yards studios, with its picturesque 1870s built live/work units, is home to artists and craftspeople.

Bus: The area is extremely well connected. Buses from Kennington Oval and Kennington Cross serve several areas in south London including Brixton, Crystal Palace, Streatham and Tooting. Travel north via the 133 (to Liverpool Street), 59 (to King’s Cross) and 159 (to Marble Arch).