SE11 Kennington

The area of Kennington is located within the Lambeth district of London. Lambeth North, Vauxhall and the Kennington tube stations make up the SE11 postcode and border the area. The three are also often described as the “Kennington Triangle”. The area is mostly residential, and boasts a mixture of new-builds and well-preserved Georgian homes.

Kennington is located at the junction of some of London’s most significant cultural attractions. All the while being connected by four tube stations and two national rail stations, it is also a mere 15-minute walk from the South Bank, a five-minute walk to the Oval Cricket Ground and a 25-minute walk to Tate Britain.

Although the area is close to many cultural offers in its vicinity, cafés, restaurants and gastropubs are few and far between in the actual borough of SE11. The area doesn’t attract younger crowds as rent prices are generally higher than in the surrounding areas. The area is quiet and residential and provides a safe environment for families.

The schools in Kennington are ranked among the best in London, so lots of children can be seen running around and bring a jovial spirit to the area once school’s out. The area is quite popular among politicians as it lies just south of the Houses of Parliament.

The experts say

Five tube stations serve the borough of Kennington, providing quick and easy access to the rest of the city. A new tube station is planned for the area of Nine Elms, and with the neighbouring Battersea Power Station redevelopment becoming a huge residential and commercial attraction, the property value is increasing rapidly.

The property market in SE11 Kennington

Kennington and areas within the triangle could be considered hidden property gems in London. Millions of pounds are currently being invested to renovate the roads, parks and houses. For that reason, many commercial properties for sale are being purchased by young entrepreneurs trying to jump on the area’s rejuvenation bandwagon. There are nearly 600 private houses being built or renovated in the area. The value of the area is only going to keep increasing in years to come as the neighbourhood increases in status. A one-bedroom flat can start at around £350,000 and can be a great London property investment. Depending on the location it can easily reach the £450,000 price point. A four-bedroom townhouse can be found around just £1,000,000. Because the area is south of the Thames, commercial property prices and residential properties are generally cheaper, but the rental market is nonetheless significant. Because of the good transport connections of the area, students, young professionals and families are seeking to rent out properties in the borough.

Three insiders tips for SE11 Kennington

GET – a lobster roll at The Lobster Pot on Kennington Lane. It is regarded as one of London’s best French restaurants.
DO – walk by Charlie Chaplin’s childhood home. A blue plaque marks his former home, so it should be easy to spot.
SEE – one of Henry Moore’s famous outdoor sculptures. The piece entitled Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 3, is permanently on display on the Brandon Estate.

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