Oval is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood in the heart of South London. Known for the iconic Oval Cricket Ground, this area is a hub for sports enthusiasts and culture seekers alike. It is also home to Zone, a collection of studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments designed to offer modern living in the heart of the city. From access to nature to exciting entertainment, let's dive into what makes Oval such a dynamic and welcoming community.

Oval London offers great connectivity

One of the top selling points of the area is without a doubt its incredible connectivity. With three Underground stations close by and access to Northern line services across the capital, you can get to London Bridge in just 9 minutes from Oval station. For those looking to hop on National Rail and Victoria line services, Vauxhall is just around the corner, while the river boat can be accessed from St George Wharf.

Ben, homeowner at Zone Oval Village, is amazed by the great connectivity that he benefits from. He explains: “I work near London Bridge and, whilst my journey when living in Twickenham, was taking me 40-minutes, 30-minutes on a good day, now I can just hop on the Northern line and it’s so much faster!”. When getting on the train at Vauxhall station, you will be at London Bridge in just 15 minutes.

Tabby, first-time buyer at Zone, emphasises how amazing the location is: “I go into Central London every weekend to meet friends; we’re all dotted around different areas on the outskirts of London, so we like meeting in the various pubs and bars in Victoria as that’s the central point for everyone. Every time I go into Central London I’m shocked at just how close I am. I enjoy cycling, and it takes me about 10 minutes to cycle to Victoria which is incredible!”

Living in Zone 1 without compromising on nature and green spaces

One misconception about living in central London is that it lacks nature and green spaces. However, Oval is actually full of great parks and walking areas. Kennington Park is the biggest green space in the neighborhood, offering residents a mix of nature, amenities, and even a wildlife sanctuary. Visitors can enjoy a stroll in the flower garden and admire the many historic trees around the park.

If you're into sports, Kennington Park has plenty to offer. You can use the football and netball pitches, and the tennis courts. Cricket and grass sports players are also welcome. For animal lovers, a visit to Vauxhall Gardens is a must. It’s home to Vauxhall City Farm, where you can enjoy a walk and see a variety of farm animals up close. Both parks provide a perfect escape from the city bustle, offering a bit of nature right in the heart of London.

Pub in Vauxhall

Stop by the Black Dog pub in Vauxhall for a pint or a Sunday roast

Make the most of the entertainment Oval has to offer

Enjoy an evening of laughter and entertainment at the many hotspots Oval has to offer. The Vauxhall Comedy Club stages live comedy every single day and is the perfect place to discover some of the best upcoming talent in the comedy scene. For those who love to laugh with established performers like Jack Whitehall, Sara Pascoe, Jack Dee, and Aisling Bea, the Always Be Comedy nights are a must-attend.

If you’ve ever thought about trying your hand at stand-up, head to the Cavendish Arms. This welcoming venue invites new performers to deliver 5-minute sets in front of an appreciative audience, making it a great spot for budding comedians. Besides comedy, Oval boasts a variety of pubs, bars, and restaurants that add to its vibrant nightlife. For music lovers, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern hosts live performances and themed nights that promise a fun and lively experience. Whether you're in the mood for a laugh, a delicious meal, or a night of dancing, Oval has something to offer everyone.

Check out the best bars and restaurants in Oval London

If you love exploring new flavors, Oval has a great food scene. Bokit’la is a popular kiosk with tasty French-Caribbean street food. For a cosy meal, try 24 The Oval, a bistro known for its ‘old-fashioned modern British cooking.’ If you're after some incredible Korean cuisine, head to Jihwaja where you will enjoy delicious Korean pancakes or sharing platters called Hansang in a relaxed setting. Café lovers will enjoy Sugar Pot on Kennington Park Road which is family-run business aiming to serve high-quality produce whilst supporting local communities.

For drinks, check out the Fentiman Arms which offers a lovely pub atmosphere with a great selection of drinks and hearty meals. In a similar vein, The Kennington is a family-friendly pub with a great British menu. The White Bear offers food, drinks, and a fringe theatre. The Cock Tavern is a fun gay bar with Georgian Tiki decor that serves mouth-watering cocktails.

If you're looking for more than a place to have a drink, you can enjoy a tour at the Beefeater Gin Distillery located in the area. They offer gin tastings and will teach you everything about the history of this refreshing spirit.

Find your home at Zone, Oval Village

If you're excited by the prospect of making home at Oval, you're in luck. We have more London Shared Ownership homes launching on Saturday 22nd June at Oval Village. Prices start from £118,750 for a 25% share with a full market value of £475,000. Residents will have access to a roof terrace and podium garden to socialise in the fresh air, a gym to make exercising even more convenient and a meeting room. The development also benefits from a 24-hour concierge service to help and support homeowners in their daily life.

Thanks to the part buy, part rent scheme, you will be able to get onto the property ladder in Zone 1 at an affordable price without having to comprise on the quality of your home. You can learn more about our Zone at Oval Village homes and the community and register your interest to be the first in line to reserve your place to live. After registering, you will be taken to an affordability assessment so you can make sure Shared Ownership at this development is the right option for you.

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