Overview of Oval

Oval is located in Lambeth and currently has a score of 3.73 out of 5 from 11 reviews. Locals praised Oval, with comments such as, “It's a perfect relaxing spot to live ”. The highest rated postcode in Oval is SW8 1XE, with a rating of 4.05 from 40 reviews. Locals rated SE11 4PP the worst postcode with a score of 3.91 out of 45 reviews.
11 reviews near Oval

Excellent

1 review

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Very Good

6 reviews

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Average

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Most Positive

It's a perfect relaxing spot to live

By Oval

Most Negative

Tube is amazing as we are only a few stops away from central London with loads of shops! Shop til you drop!!!

By mand

Tradescant Rd, SW8 1XE
By Isobel H
Little Portugal: an escape from London

I like that the area has a certain authenticity; it is still very Portugese in Little Portugal, this creates a strong sense of uniqueness and community. It has personality and excitement without being overcrowded or busy, which I really like. It can sometimes make you feel like you have left London which can be a nice escape. The atmosphere is upmarket and I feel it is an up-and-coming area. I rarely feel the need to leave because the has almost everything I need (including excellent Pastel de Nata). I do not see that many families, but I do not see any reason why it would not be suitable for children, there is a children's play park and a dog park 5 minutes walk away in Vauxhall. As a young woman it can feel unsafe walking around London at night, but I have never felt unsafe at night in my area, the local community is trusting.

Transport

Within walking distance of both Stockwell and Vauxhall stations - so good access to Northern and Victoria lines, both of which would normally run night tube, which makes going North/South very easy. They are both reliable, regular and clean lines. There is also a new Northern Line tube station in construction very close by at Nine Elms, opening in 2021 which seems like it will be modern and clean. There are good, reliable and clean buses along S Lambeth Road and Vauxhall bus station is not far away. The only issue is there can sometimes be traffic going north over the river bridges which might slow your journey, but this has never delayed me more than 5-10 minutes. There are national rail service trains from Vauxhall which run between Waterloo and areas south of London. I do not use it but it seems useful. There is no Overground line which is a shame, and there are no train links for travelling to South East/ South West London, so you have to get the bus which can be slow.

Community

The houses are pretty and it is very green with lots of lovely trees and plants. My street is very quiet even though it is just off the main road, there is a little traffic noise but it is not intrusive and I have not seen any anti-social behaviour. I was worried when I moved in because my windows overlook the street and are very thin, but I have had no trouble with noise. There is good parking and bin collections are once a week (although this is early in the morning and can be very noisy, but that is not unusual). It seems that most people on the street are renters: couples and young professionals. There is a well-stocked 24 hour corner shop at the end of the street, a 30 second walk out the door which is incredibly useful in a pinch.

Amenities

Restaurants/Food As we are in Little Portugal there are lots of Portugese restaurants where lots of people drink and chat on tables outside in the evening -it feels like you are in continental Europe which is nice. There are other good restaurants on S Lambeth Rd, Wilcox Rd and also close by in Vauxhall. Shops There are very good options for local shops: a 24hr corner shop, a tesco, a lidl, a huge Sainsburys a 5 minute walk away at Nine Elms, etc. There are also very good Portugese grocery shops which stock fresh fish, meat and vegetables. Pubs/Bars There are a couple of good English pubs and also a Brazilian pub also on S Lambeth Rd and Wilcox Road. Overall, it is very lively along S Lambeth Road and Wilcox Road, as there is space to dine and drink outside. But there aren't many upmarket bars where you might get a fancy cocktail - the nearest trendy bars I can think of are a 25 minute walk away in Battersea. Sports/Parks There are a couple of very good gyms within walking distance, outdoor tennis courts at Vauxhall park and an indoor climbing centre in the Vauxhall arches. The access to parks could be better - there is only really Vauxhall park which is quite small.

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Offley Rd, SW9 0LR
By Oval
It's a perfect relaxing spot to live

I really love Oval. It's a perfect relaxing spot to live. I feel like it's not nearly popular enough for it's great location and atmosphere.

Transport

SW9 has buses that go into central London and is also on the Northern Line. Only downside is if you want to go into central you have to change at Kennington. If you work in central London, the buses are much quieter than the tube.

Community

Mostly families but a few houses have some annoying loud parties sometimes. I get the feeling most people rent, but there look like a few settled people. No anti social behaviour or traffic noise. It's London so you get a few incidents, but generally it's great.

Amenities

The area is quiet but there are a few really special spots. Kennington park is beautiful in the summer. It's so lovely to see all the families out and kids having birthday parties. Cable Cafe is a great spot to get a tea in during the day, or a cocktail in at night. Adulis is an incredible Eritrean place that's just down the road from me. We also have a new Arepa place! Oval is a really fun place that's got tons of influences from different cultures.

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Stockwell, SW8 1AQ
By mand
Tube is amazing as we are only a few stops away from central London with loads of shops! Shop til you drop!!!

Not very trendy but not old fashion, it’s ehh...

Transport

Bus and tube are very good around this area, the 333 takes you from elephant castle to tooting and 155 takes the same place but both very different routes! Tube is amazing as we are only a few stops away from central London with loads of shops! Shop til you drop!!!

Community

Mostly families live around the area, a small local neighbourhood park is across from my house, summer time is lovely as loads of people come out and play music. Sometimes can be a dirty area and not every puts the bins where they should!

Amenities

A few shops but nothing to be excited about, Tesco express, local chip shop (clay lands) they do amazing chips by the way! Weekly order is made here. Friendly neighbours but recent they have done this oval triangle no one is happy about!!! Lambeth council didn’t ask us how we would have felt about it before putting it into place

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London, SW8 2XD
By Meg
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Amenities

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Stockwell, SW8 1AQ
By Lee c
The transport links are really good, Stockwell and oval station are both within a 5 minute walk and the busses run regularly

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Amenities

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Stockwell, SW8 1AQ
By B.Obama
I feel 100% safe in the area and would recommend to live.

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Amenities

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Stockwell, SW8 1XH
By Lisa
Decent range of mid to upper range shops and a mix of better value to

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Amenities

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Offley Rd, SW9 0LR
By Gigi
Love this area!

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Amenities

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Handforth Rd, SW9 0LL
By G Em
Quieter area with good access to busier spots

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Community

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Amenities

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Clapham Rd, SW9 0JD
By Luke T
There's some lovely coffee shops, lots of delis and some nice restaurants.

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Amenities

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