This part of Central London is a great place for sports enthusiasts. The area’s most famous resident is, of course, the Oval Cricket Ground with regular national and international matches during the season. There is also Kennington park with its tennis courts and a series of floodlit pitches for both hockey and football. Culture also thrives here too, with the Cinema Museum, fringe theatres and Pullens Yard studios-workshops for the area’s many artists.
In terms of property, the area mainly consists of Victorian and Georgian conversions. The central but affordable location makes it ideal for young professionals and lower income-sharers wanting easy access to town. You really can find a great bargain in this area.
Oval is served by both branches of the Northern line-super convenient to get to both the West End and the City. It is also served by an extensive bus network opening up much of the capital the number 59 will get you to Westminster in just 15 minutes.
Average house price in this area: £684,590
Average rent price in this area: £405 per week
Local Authority: Lambeth Council