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Attend international and first-class cricket matches during the summer at Kennington Oval, more commonly known as “the Oval.” Take a tour of the stadium to discover its storied history and to access many unique areas, including the Members’ Pavilion, the Committee Room and the Long Room.
Although it’s famous for being an international cricket ground and the home ground of the Surrey County Cricket Club, the Oval has also hosted various rugby and soccer matches in the past. Among the key sporting events to have been held here was the first FA (Football Association) Cup Final in the late 19th century. Embark on a tour to learn about other notable moments from its history.
Enter the players’ dressing rooms to see where they prepare before heading out onto the pitch and admire the view from the Corinthian Roof Terrace. Find out what it’s like for media personnel covering matches at the Brian Johnston Broadcasting Centre and the Pardon Press Box. Tours also cover the Galadari Museum, Committee Room and the historic, high-ceilinged Long Room, which overlooks the Oval wicket. This luxurious room once hosted cricket greats, including Sir Donald Bradman to Andrew Flintoff. During the tour, a guide will share insider information as well as anecdotes from the stadium’s history.
To experience the grounds at their most atmospheric, buy tickets to one of the international cricket matches. Pick a team to support and cheer along with the crowd. Check the official website for tickets and information on upcoming fixtures.
If the weather is good, enjoy a picnic at nearby Kennington Park. Culture enthusiasts can make the 20-minute walk across the river to Tate Britain, an international gallery featuring more than 70,000 artworks.
To get to the Oval, ride the Tube to Oval station. The grounds are about a 10-minute walk from Vauxhall Underground station too. A fee is charged for the tours, which run regularly on Saturday mornings and non-match days. Be aware that parts of the tour are subject to availability and fine weather; contact the ticket office prior to your visit to confirm which areas will be open.
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life London Aquarium are also within 5 minutes. Waterloo Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Lambeth North Underground Station is 6 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florence Nightingale Museum, Imperial War Museum and The Vaults. Southbank Centre Book Market and Lambeth Palace are also within 10 minutes. Lambeth North Underground Station is 6 minutes by foot and Waterloo Underground Station is 11 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Imperial War Museum, Westminster Bridge and Sea Life London Aquarium. Coca-Cola London Eye and Big Ben are also within 15 minutes. Lambeth North Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Waterloo Underground Station is 8 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tate Britain, The Oval and Houses of Parliament. Sea Life London Aquarium and Parliament Square are also within 1 mile (2 km). Vauxhall Station is 8 minutes by foot and Lambeth North Underground Station is 16 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tate Britain and Houses of Parliament. Westminster Abbey and Big Ben are also within 15 minutes. Pimlico Underground Station is 10 minutes by foot and Westminster Underground Station is 13 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and HMS Belfast. Tower Gateway Station is 6 minutes by foot and Tower Hill Station is 7 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Piccadilly Circus and London Dungeon. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Charing Cross Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Covent Garden Underground Station is 5 minutes.
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of The Oval, Tate Britain and Imperial War Museum. Houses of Parliament and Apollo Victoria Theatre are also within 2 miles (3 km). Oval Underground Station is 6 minutes by foot and Vauxhall Station is 6 minutes.