Kennington SE11

With its peaceful atmosphere and elegant Georgian properties filling leafy, tree-lined streets, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Kennington is within such close proximity of the City. Once considered to be in decline, the area’s fortunes have changed and as local estate agents, Kennington, in our opinion, is now an up-and-coming property hotspot ripe for investment. If you’re looking for a central location with a suburban feel that’s far enough away from the West End to escape the hustle and bustle, then Kennington is for you.

Where is Kennington?

Kennington is a district of Central London just south of the River Thames and south-east of Charing Cross. It is predominantly situated within the London Borough of Lambeth.

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Transport info

Kennington tube station:
Easy access to Central London on the Northern Line
Vauxhall railway station:
5 minutes to Waterloo
Regular buses:
Towards Trafalgar Square, St Pancras Internaional and Liverpool Street

Best local finds

Best restaurant:
The Lobster Pot Restaurant
Best Park:
Kennington Park
Best culture:
Imperial War Museum
Best shop:
Oval Farmers’ Market
I have just sold my wonderful flat with Fish Need Water. I have been extremely grateful for the help and support from this small agency. I was previously under the assumption that estate agents were all the same only their commission varying. However I was wrong. This is a great company which is why I am taking the time to write this review. My flat had been on the market with a large agent and it wasn't selling. James who runs Fish Need Water, had made contact via mail shot and I wasn't sure how he would compare to the bigger agents, however my flat hadn't sold and I was willing to try someone different! I can honestly say James is an outstanding salesman who breaks the typical estate agent mould and really takes care of his clients. My flat had been recently redecorated but it was fairly empty and void of furnishings. This could have been the reason why it hadn't previously enticed a buyer. When my contract term with the big agent was nearly over, I met with James who immediately pointed out the flat was bare and soulless. I appreciated his honesty and once we had agreed to work together, he suggested I cancel the contract with the other agent, remove it from Rightmove and wait a few weeks. James is a Rightmove genius and an expert in marketing. I added many soft furnishings, pictures, luxury soaps, flowers, wine and books - all following James's advice, and my flat was transformed. James worked closely with the photographer and the photos turned out incredibly well and very arty, a different league to that of the previous agent. In fact James spent the afternoon moving and repositioning items to make the photos work. He even moved all the bins from the front of the house so the street shot looked neat and welcoming. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Once my flat was up again on Rightmove it soon had an offer. All the preparation work had paid off. Through the whole process I only dealt with James and his legal assistant who both worked really hard to smooth out the legal bumps and usual stresses which often occur when selling in a chain. Working with such a small team meant I never got forgotten as I was only dealing directly with James. There were no mixed messages or missed information which can happen when you work with a sales team of two or three. I would certainly use Fish Need Water again and I have already recommended this company to two of my friends. Thank you James for everything, you are a master of your craft. Rachel Russell
Excellent service and communication throughout the process. James and Susie kept us in the loop at all times and were always there with any questions or concerns we had, I would recommend to others. Paul Ruskin
James Hall and Jack Barber both worked with me to sell my 1 bedroom flat and I\'m so glad they did! From the minute I met James I could tell he was passionate about property and actually cared about your sale. On the day of taking the marketing photos, James came over an hour beforehand to style my property and clear any clutter. So many people commented on how brilliant the photos were and how much it set my flat apart from others on the market. Jack is relatively new to the business but was also really passionate, persuasive and clearly knew his stuff. Above all his professionalism and care shone through. I\'ve already recommended them to two other people looking to sell. They sold my flat quickly in a really tough market (for London flats) and I\'m so glad I went with them. They put the big high street estate agents to shame... The sales progression team also worked hard and really put me at ease through some hairy moments as we neared exchange...big shout out to Susie for a stellar job! Ellie Smith

More about Kennington...

Kennington, believed to mean “town of the King”, is mentioned as far back as the Doomsday Book of 1086. The area has been the site of many historic battles and was once the occasional residence of several notable Royal figures. Kennington was transformed during the 18th century when access to London was improved following the construction of Westminster Bridge and Kennington Road.

As estate agents, Kennington provides us with some great housing to offer buyers. The property landscape is characterised by a mix of Victorian terraces, post-war ex-Local Authority homes and flats, and Grade II Listed Georgian houses. There are also some new-build properties and several trendy warehouse conversions. The area is particularly popular with City professionals due to its central location, but also draws young families attracted to the green spaces and good local schooling. Because of its position within the Division Bell area, Kennington is also favoured by MPs who find they can walk to the Houses of Parliament in under 20 minutes. As a local letting agent, SE11 is an area we believe has great buy-to-let investment potential.

What to do in Kennington

One of the major advantages of living in Kennington is the amount of green space available. Kennington Park is a Green Flag award-winning park, and its facilities are focused around families and young people. There are peaceful walks, trees, flower gardens and two playgrounds, as well as great sporting facilities including tennis courts and an all-weather, floodlit football and hockey pitch. For cricket enthusiasts, Kennington is also home to the famous Oval cricket ground.

The area has several museums including the Imperial War Museum, which charts Britain’s involvements in military operations since 1914. It has some great interactive exhibitions and is set within beautiful grounds. There’s also London’s Cinema Museum housing a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia, and equipment that tell the story of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.

Kennington culture...

Kennington has a real community feel and residents regularly organise meetings and events, as well as run all sorts of leisure and hobby clubs. Kennington high street is small but has a great selection of general stores, independent shops, two mini-supermarkets, a Post Office and a library. There are also plenty of cafes, tearooms, takeaways and a delicatessen to try. The Oval Farmer’s Market is held weekly within the grounds of St. Mark’s Church, and here you can buy fresh, locally sourced produce.

Kennington has several restaurants serving all kinds of cuisine including Italian, Indian, German, Asian, Portuguese and Spanish. The Lobster Pot is run by a French family and serves sophisticated seafood dishes and top-quality regional wines. Nightlife in Kennington is centred around traditional London boozers, gastro chain pubs and cabaret venues. It’s even rumoured that Lily Savage launched her career here. For a really different night out try the South London Pacific, a kitsch Hawaiian theme bar complete with palm trees and hula skirts. Fancy dress seems the norm but is not mandatory.

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