The July free guided local history walk: the Kia Oval, Wednesday 23 July, 12.30-1.30pm

What, within walking distance of Vauxhall Cross, has been variously a cabbage patch, prisoner-of-war camp, home of the first FA Cup Final and scene of some of England’s greatest sporting highs and lows? It’s The Oval, correct name now the KIA Oval, HQ of Surrey County Cricket Club. This hallowed turf is the setting for the Vauxhall One July guided local history walk, arranged by The Vauxhall Society. Your guide: Surrey CCC’s George Foster. The one sanctum offlimits is the changing rooms as there’s a corporate match on, but as for the rest… It’s on Wednesday 23 July, time 12.30-1.30pm, and it’s free – just book by emailing Vauxhall One’s Rachel Topliss at




Block booking at Kennington hotel

The sun may be going in for people living on the Lambeth Council and City Corporation estates behind the Days Hotel at 54 Kennington Road. The hotel’s owners want to knock down the present building and replace it … Continue reading