FACTS, PHOTOS and IDEAS
Five Short Histories
& Some Old Maps
- From Dinosaurs to the Black Prince
- Theatre, Industry & Cholera
- People & Bridges
- Kennington Common & The Chartists
- Buildings, World War II & Aeroplanes
Vauxhall, the Oval & Kennington
Vauxhall, Kennington and the Oval lie just south of the River Thames in central London. The view above is from just north of Vauxhall station. The Houses of Parliament are on the left. The London Eye is on the right.
This is an excellent area in which to live, with attractive parks, good local shopping, including lots of cafes and restaurants, and very good local transport:- Oxford Circus and Bank are both about 10 minutes by tube.
The menus below will help you find the information you need. Or you could use this search-box.
The Vauxhall/Kennington area has a rich and fascinating history. If this is your first visit to this website, you might like to begin your tour by reading the five short histories listed above, and by looking at the old maps. Links in the following columns will lead you to further very interesting detail.
Volumes 23 and 26 of the Survey of London also contain a huge amount of detail about the area