A little bit of history
In the Domesday Book of 1086 Kennington appears as Chenintune and later Kynington which is thought to mean town of the King.
Need to know
Charlie Chaplin was born and spent his early childhood in and around the Kennington area, born in East Street SE17 and living in various addresses in Kennington including Methley Street SE11, Kennington Road SE11 and West Square SE11.
Centrally located Kennington is but a hop, skip and jump away from all London's major shopping areas. You can also enjoy pottering around a choice of markets in and around Kennington. Our favourites are foodie heaven Borough Market on Fridays and Saturdays, Lower Marsh Food Market, East Street Market, Bermondsey Square Farmers' Market on Saturdays, Bermondsey Square Antiques Market on Fridays, Oval Farmers Market on Saturdays and New Covent Garden Flower Market. In fact, living in Kennington, you need never step into a supermarket again although, should you wish to, there are plenty of those too.
CENTRALLY LOCATED KENNINGTON IS BUT A HOP, SKIP AND JUMP AWAY FROM ALL LONDON'S MAJOR SHOPPING AREAS.