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Oval Area Guide

Property for sale or rent in Oval SE11, SW8

Surprisingly for such a small area (it has a population of around 12,000) Oval manages to straddle both south-west and south-east postcodes, as well as two different London boroughs. It’s because it’s essentially a crossroads, where Brixton, Clapham, Vauxhall and Kennington meet.

The Oval is world famed for its cricket ground, which is the largest in the UK and was also the biggest in the world, until eclipsed by one in Pakistan not long ago.

In the eighteenth century, Kennington Oval was a market garden and was, and still is, owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. Surrey County Cricket Club was set up in 1845 when the Duchy of Cornwall granted ‘a lease of the land for the purpose of a cricket ground’.

It rapidly became popular and in 1868 there were 20,000 spectators at the Oval for the first game of the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England, the first tour of England by a foreign side. The gasometers which overlook the ground were built shortly afterwards, in 1853.

There are plenty of other attractions within walking distance, and the spacious Kennington Park is a popular local amenity. Directly opposite the cricket ground is Ovalhouse theatre and arts centre, South London’s leading fringe venue, complete with two stages, gallery, café, bar and dance studios.

Properties in Oval

There are plenty of ex-council flats to be found in Oval, along with a few older houses.  It’s a popular place to buy or rent, being a stone’s throw from the West End and within walking distance of the gay clubs in Vauxhall.

Buying or renting in Oval – useful information

Transport links – Oval is on the Northern Line, while nearby Vauxhall offers Victoria Line and mainline train services. For more details, see Transport for London

Schools – There are several good primary schools locally. The best performing secondary is the Sacred Heart, while the Archbishop Michael Ramsey Technical College is also close by. For more information, see the School League Tables

Places of interest in Oval – Oval Cricket Ground • Kennington Park • Imperial War Museum

Local Authority – Lambeth and Southwark. Details of amenities, council tax rates and more are on the Lambeth Council website and the Southwark Council website

Find out more about property in Oval

Outlet Estate Agents have a good choice of property for both sale and rent in Oval, particularly flats. For current property, see properties for sale or to rent in Oval

Plus we currently manage a number of properties in and around Oval and offer a full property management service which comes with a full rental guarantee. 
In addition, anyone with property to rent or for sale in Oval or elsewhere in SE11 or SW8 is welcome to contact us.

It’s also worth looking at some of our property guides covering nearby areas. These include:

Brixton Property Guide    
Stockwell Property Guide     
Vauxhall Property Guide 
Kennington Property Guide

For further information on living, buying, selling, renting or letting in Oval, please contact us

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