According to Wikipedia, the land at Oval was from the seventeenth century used as a market garden. The name Oval originated from the street layout which was originated in 1790 but never completely built.
Oval has good transport links with Oval station being on the Northern Line and with many buses passing through.
There is a large farmers market in the church gardens at St Marks Kennington, right near Oval station on Saturdays. This has many stalls which sells a wide variety of produce including meat, eggs, milk, cheeses, vegetables and fruit, cider, wine, cured meats, bread, cake, chocolates and gifts. There are also street food stalls so you can enjoy a spot of lunch during your visit.
Oval is famous for the cricket ground where Surrey County Cricket Club play their home games, so it is a great place if you enjoy watching cricket.
Kennington Park is also near the station. It’s a large park which has plenty of room for playing sport, having a walk or sitting in the sun. It has a playground and also has a large outdoor gym. The outdoor gym has plenty of gym equipment including several pull-up bars, monkey bars, balance beams and a wobbly plank to test your balance!
Clapham Road has a number of shops including Max and Melia which sells interesting gifts and homeware.
If you like the arts, The Ovalhouse Theatre on Kennington Oval offers regular theatre performances. Occasionally, they also have pop-up restaurants which are worth looking out for.
The Fentiman Arms on Fentiman Road is a local pub which does good pub food and shows sport. It has pub garden so you can sit out in the sun with a pint. It also has a regular pub quiz.
Claylands Fish Bar on Claylands Road does traditional fish and chips. It also offers free chips with your fish on Tuesdays.
Adulis Restaurant on Brixton Road is an Eritrean restaurant where you can enjoy traditional African stews and curries with injura (a flat spongy flatbread).
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