Pubs and clubs

Pubs and bars

The Beehive, 51 Durham Street, 020 7582 7608
An old fashioned pub that has had a beige-leaning makeover, The Beehive remains popular with its eclectic local regulars.

The Beehive, 60 Carter Street, 020 7703 4992
A quality corner pub near Surrey Gardens, The Beehive strikes a good balance between modern gastro-style food and decent local drinking den.

The Black Prince, 6 Black Prince Road, 020 7735 2307
Popular with locals from the Black Prince Road and Ethelred Estate, The Black Prince has regular live music nights.

The Canterbury Arms, 2-4 Maddock Way, 020 7820 8687
A modern pub attached to the Brandon Estate, popular with locals.

The Dog House, 293 Kennington Road, 020 7820 9310
Excellent corner pub on Kennington Cross, open until midnight Monday to Thursday and until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights, with music and a mixed crowd.

The Duchy Arms, 63 Sancroft Street, 020 7735 6340
Very pleasant local pub, presided over by a good old-fashioned landlord and landlady, with big screen for sports.

The Duke of Sutherland, 51 Lorrimore Road, 020 7708 0405

The Hanover Arms, 326 Kennington Park Road, 020 7735 1576
Busy pub on the main road near Oval tube station, popular with football crowd who come to watch games on the big screens.

The Huntsman & Hounds, 70 Elsted Street, 020 7708 2606

Zeitgeist @ Jolly Gardeners, 49-51 Black Prince Road, 020 7582 3814
Smart renovation of an old Victorian pub at the Thames end of Black Prince Road, specialising in German beer and food.

The Little Apple, 98 Kennington Lane, 020 7735 2039
Welcoming, gay-friendly pub on the corner of Chester Way and Kennington Lane, ideal for a relaxing Sunday lunch.

Masons Arms, 109 East Street, 020 7703 2135

The Old Red Lion, 42 Kennington Park Road, 020 7735 3529
A solid local’s pub that makes the most of its mock Tudor style to create a cosy winter drinking hole.

The Pilgrim, 247 Kennington Lane, 020 7793 9988
Worth a visit for the beer garden alone – a rare bit of outside space away from the road, plus regular meal deals.

The Prince of Wales, 43 Cleaver Square, 020 7735 9916
Charming pub on the corner of Cleaver Square – ideal as a base for playing boules in the summer or huddling over a pint of ale in the winter.

Queen Elizabeth, 42 Merrow Street, 020 7708 1404

The Rose & Crown, 96 Rodney Road, 020 7708 2173

Royal Oak, 355 Kennington Lane, 020 7207 4882
Lovely old Vauxhall pub, with dark wood and old styling attracting a mixed crowd.

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, 020 7820 1222
A Vauxhall institution, hugely popular with the gay crowd that comes here to drink and dance at all hours.

The Ship, 171 Kennington Road, 020 7735 1371
Popular with locals who come for the big screen sports, pub quizzes.

Sir Robert Peel, 7 Langdale Close, 020 7708 3277
Quiz nights, darts competitions and other traditional attractions keep Sir Robert Peel a local favourite.

South London Pacific, 340 Kennington Road, 020 7820 9189
Kitsch bar with cocktails and late night dancing, not to mention the Easter Island-style heads on the street front.

The Grand Union (formerly The Tankard), 111 Kennington Road, 020 7820 3682
Decent bar near the Imperial War Museum, worth a visit in the summer for the rooftop terrace.

The Tankard, 178 Walworth Road, 020 7703 4006
Mock Tudor pub on the Walworth Road that does a decent line in food and beer for a local crowd.

The Temple Bar, 284-286 Walworth Road, 020 7703 4117
Not much to look at, but The Temple Bar stays busy with Walworth Road locals.

White Bear, 138 Kennington park Road, 020 7735 8664
A brilliantly idiosyncratic theatre pub, with a strong local following as well as drinkers who drop in to watch the performances.

The White Hart, 185 Kennington Lane, 020 7735 1061
Big, light pub on Kennington Cross, with quality bar food and a big screen for football and rugby action.


Barcode, Goding Street, 020 7582 4180
An offshoot of the original Barcode in Soho, this Vauxhall venue is a popular gay club set into a former railway arch and playing a wide range of good time music.

Corsica Studios, Units 4/5, Elephant Road, 020 7703 4760
An arts club and gallery space that also puts on club nights, Corsica Studios can be relied on for top quality left of field music and a great atmosphere.

South Central, 349 Kennington Lane, 020 7793 0903
A gay venue that glories in its own sleaziness, attracting a hedonistic crowd to its popular club nights.