Shops & Services

This is certainly not an exhaustive list but a selection of the shops and services that I personally have found useful over the many years that I have lived in the area.

Estate Agents

I f you have just moved into the area then presumably you are already aware that Kennington hosts a large number of Estate Agents. I hold my hands up and confess that I have worked in Winkworth for over six years so I am perhaps slightly biased, however I can also say that all of the agents in the area offer a wide variety of properties for sale and to let and all offer a friendly and professional service.

  • Winkworth, 299 Kennington Road, 020 7587 0600
  • Daniel Cobb, 020 7735 9510
  • Barnard Marcus, 315 Kennington Road, 020 7735 0922
  • Kingleigh Folkard & Hayward, 292-294 Kennington Road, 020 7582 7773

Hardware shops  Builders Merchants and storage solutions:

Kennington offers plenty of services for the budding DIY enthusiast, whilst I personally am not one of them I have found the following useful:

 

Moran, 198 Kennington Road, 0207 735 9291.

This shop is full of DIY stuff that I have no idea what you your supposed to do with, but the staff have always proved to very helpful and have offered to cut things up for me and deliver it as well.

Lassco, 30 Wandsworth Road, 0207 394 2100

A true curiosity shop for Architectural Salvage, set within a wonderful period house and also offering a range of restoration services.

Red Devil Storage, 381 Kennington Road, 0800 056 1773, www.reddevilstorage.co.uk

If you’re running out of space or building and decorating this company provides storage space, open seven days a week and with competitive rates that include insurance, plus full box shop service on site and online. 

Cafes:

There are an increasing number of cafes popping up all over Kennington and the surrounding area however my own personal favourites are:

Madiera Star, 337 Kennington Road, 0207 582 8778

A cheap and cheerful café that serves great breakfasts, sandwiches and lunches, also offers corporate catering to local offices.

 

Due Amici, Kennington Road

 

A friendly eatery that serves a variety of pastas, risottos, panini, and some great desserts. Also has a pleasant, secluded outside area.

 

Windmill Fish Bar, 211 Kennington Lane, 0207 582 5754

 

Nothing beats traditional fish and chips and this place does generous portions to eat in or take away.

 

 

Hairdressers:

Exstatic 309 Kennington Road, 0207 735 9900

 

A creative hairdressers that offers men’s, ladies and children’s haircuts in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere.  

 

Pop In Hair & Beauty Salon, 0207 735 4371.

 

A well established salon that offers a range of hair and beauty services.

 

 

Dry cleaning & Laundry:

 

There are a number of dry cleaners within the area all of which offer a variety of services and competitive prices my own personal preferences are:

 

Fantasy Cleaners 321 Kennington Road 0207 820 8203

Oval Express 30 Clapham Road 0207 735 6154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other shops and services:

Kennington Bookshop 306-308 Kennington Road 0207 735 5505

I cannot recommend this bookshop highly enough! They describe themselves as offering ‘an individual, thoughtful and eclectic selection of books, imaginatively displayed in calm, lovely surroundings’. I have never yet managed to leave without purchasing something.

 

Oddbins 296-300 Kennington Road 0207 582 9152

You may have guessed that this shop is another of my favourites, after all what can be better than settling down with a good book and a glass of wine of an afternoon? Customer tastings are held every Saturday as well.

 

 

F W R Ltd 330 Kennington Road 0207 820 7818

For motorcycle enthusiasts F W R (does that mean something in biking circles!?) offers full servicing for Bikes, a well established company with years of experience and expertise.

 

 

A.S.M. Music 318a Kennington Road 0207 582 6128

Another acronym that I don’t know the meaning of! This music shop has plenty to offer the more tuneful residents, with part exchange and used bargains also available.

 

 

Blockbuster, 2 Clapham Road, 0207 793 0323

A popular chain stocking all the latest movie titles, have to confess never actually been in it myself as I am more of a radio four type person!

 

Victory Cars and Couriers, 211 Kennington Lane 0207 582 4141

A reliable company with competitive prices including airport journeys. I have used them many, many times personally.

Post Office 410 Kennington Road

Does what it says on the tin.

The Locker Room, 8 Cleaver Street, 0207 582 6288

If as an adult you have to ask what this is, then it probably isn’t for you! It’s a male only sauna, enough said.

 

Fusion Glass Design 365 Clapham Road 0207 738 5888

Not strictly Kennington but worth mentioning anyway, whilst being a rather random service Fusion have an excellent worldwide reputation for providing glass for residential and corporate projects. 

 

Further Afield

Whilst Kennington has plenty to offer it does not have a high street as such, therefore residents may wish to look further afield to discover the following:

The Cut and Lower Marsh

I don’t want to repeat information found elsewhere in this site, but both of these streets have an eclectic mix of shops, including vintage clothing stores, jewellery and book stores.

 

Elephant and Castle 

Not the most aesthetically pleasing of areas, but the local shopping centre hosts WHSmith as well as a really useful discount store. More high street brands can be found down the Walworth Road.