Oval is a geographically small area of Kennington, south London, in the London Borough of Lambeth. Mel Hewitt, Manager at Dexters Kennington, explores the growing popularity of the area.
"Oval is of course well-known for being home of the Surrey County Cricket Club, which draws lots of visitors to the area. You often see inspired children playing cricket with their families on the green in the summer! The nearby museums of Kennington and Lambeth are also popular among the locals," says Mel.
"There is a complete cross-section of buyers here, ranging from first time buyers and professional to families opting for the beautiful five storey properties on Albert Square. We are also spotting a trend of downsizers heading to Oval - couples who moved outside of the capital to raise their families but who make the move to Oval once their children have flown the nest!
"Close enough to Vauxhall to hop on a train or to Stockwell for the Victoria line, Oval is ideally located on the Northern line, meaning that the transport links are a big pull for city workers.
"There is also a lovely farmers' market every Saturday morning, come rain or shine."
If you're interested in buying in Oval, or would like some advice on selling or letting your Oval property, contact Dexters Kennington today.
Large sporting venues can easily make or break a location. Twickenham, Wimbledon and Wembley are three of London’s locations that are synonymous with the sports played there, but Oval, home to the Kia Oval and the Surrey County Cricket Club, is managing to break free of its sporting connotations. Indeed, with both Vauxhall and Oval on the Northern Line and Stockwell on the Victoria Line, the transport links are a big pull for City workers. At the weekends, a stroll along the South Bank from Waterloo is only a 30 minute walk away, too.