Kennington is a district situated mostly in Central London, England, with a small part around The Oval classed as South London. It is within Inner London and is mainly within the London Borough of Lambeth, although part of the area is within the London Borough of Southwark.

It is the location of the Imperial War Museum, a national museum, and The Oval, an international cricket ground.

Kennington is situated 1.4 miles (2.3 km) south-east of Charing Cross. It is primarily a residential area, and it is a Royal manor of historical significance. Within the London post town, the district postcode for Kennington is SE11. The district is within the 020 London dialling code. Most subscriber numbers begin 77xx.

Three London Borough of Lambeth wards include Kennington: Oval, Prince's and Vassall. One London Borough of Southwark ward includes Kennington: Cathedrals (ward). The Member of Parliament for Kennington (within the Vauxhall borough constituency) is Kate Hoey (Labour Party). The population of Kennington, recorded by the 2011 Census (taking into account Oval and Prince's wards), was 21,287.

For local government administrative purposes, the London Borough of Lambeth treats Kennington as part of the North Lambeth Town Centre, which also embraces Waterloo and Vauxhall.

Read more about Kennington:  Kennington Park, Kennington Oval (The Oval), Imperial War Museum, Stane Street, Kennington Community, Notable Residents, Schools in Kennington, Geography, Transport

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