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Kennington Area Guide
Our area guide to Kennington gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SE11, SE17
The Kennington neighbourhood is characterised by its historical links with the Duchy of Cornwall Estate, the 45 acre estate to the West of Kennington Road.
Property Types & Architecture
As you will see in the windows of estate agents in Kennington, such as ludlowthompson.com, Kennington and Oval offers a mix of large and grand Georgian houses and terraced properties, ex local authority flats and modern homes.
Shopping & Entertainment
Even with the main road through Kennington, parts have a village feel with Pizza Express, delis and tapas bars. The Oval House Theatre and Oval Cricket ground are nearby.
Parks & Commons
Focused around facilities for young people, the green spaces of Kennington Park feature a dog free child play area, Charlie Chaplin adventure playground, cricket for kids and the local club. Kennington Park also has tennis courts, netball, and floodlit all weather courts for hockey and football.
Who lives here?
Within the Division Bell Zone, the area is popular with MPs for second homes or for the larger Georgian homes to house the whole family. Young professionals rate Kennington for its close and easy access to the West End.
Guide to Kennington transport links
Borough (Zone 1)
Kennington (Zone 2)
Lambeth North (Zone 1)
Oval (Zone 2)
Waterloo (Zone 1)
Bakerloo LineJubilee LineNorthern LineWaterloo & City Line
Kennington Local Authorities
Kennington is is represented by Lambeth Council, Southwark Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Kennington Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Kennington area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Local Area Website Links:
Below is a collection of links of local interest.
Schools in Kennington & Exam Results
Schools in Kennington fall under the Lambeth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Kennington by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Kennington
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