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Kennington, Sancroft Street

£40.00£74.00 per night

  • Very pretty house in quiet street
  • Near Imperial War Museum
  • Double bedroom with own bathroom
  • Wi-Fi and one bedroom with private bathroom


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Bed and breakfast accommodation in Kennington, south London

In 1337 Edward III gave the manor of Kennington to his eldest son, Edward the Black Prince. He then had a large royal palace built for himself, the site of which is now Black Prince Road, between Sancroft Street and Cardigan Street. In 1340 and 1342 Parliament met in the palace and Geoffrey Chaucer (writer and inventor of the printing press) was employed at Kennington as Clerk of Works in 1389. The palace was often used by royalty, such as King Richard II and Catherine of Aragon (later wife of Henry VIII) who demolished the palace in 1531 so that he could use the the building material for his new palace in Whitehall. Today, much of the Kennington area is owned by the Prince of Wales and Dukes of Cornwall.

Well-located for the centre and close to the Imperial War Museum and Oval Cricket Ground

In the 19th Century Kennington was the site of the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens, a 15-acre enclosure which featured lions, giraffes, tigers and a rhinoceros. Kennington Common was used for public executions until 1800 and in 1848 it held the Chartist rally, the first topical event in the world to be photographed. Former notable residents of Kennington include Vincent van Gogh and Charlie Chaplin.

Today Kennington is best known for The Oval cricket ground, the home ground for Surrey County Cricket Club. The area is mostly residential and is characterised by Georgian and Victorian terraces but there are plenty of shops to enjoy. Neighbouring areas include Elephant and Castle, Vauxhall and Stockwell, all of which offer good transport links into the centre of London.

Nearest tube station

  • Kennington (Northern Line) Zone 2

Local information

  • Good transport links to Waterloo, Charing Cross and London Bridge
  • Number 59 bus will take you to Waterloo, Euston and Kings Cross, the number 436 bus will take you to Victoria, Hyde Park and Marble Arch and the number 159 bus will take you from the Heathrow Express in Paddington to Kennington via Westminster and Picadilly Circus.

10 reviews for Kennington, Sancroft Street


  1. Tas Julia

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    Our stay in London was very pleasant indeed. Our room and bathroom were first class, the street was quiet and yet close to a convenient bus route which gave easy access to central London, to the art galleries, and the Kensington museums. Mrs S was charming, helpful and knowledgeable about London. We would stay there again on our next visit to London. Roger R

  2. Tas Julia

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    I have stayed at Elianes house many weeks during the last year when I have been working in London. I have stayed in both of the rooms which are very comfortable and wonderfully decorated, and I always sleep very well. The rear room has a nice view out over a small park. The rooms have a selection of books, as well as a TV to use. The house is 10 minutes away from Kennington Tube station though I would often walk into central London from her house. It is a 25 minute walk to Waterloo station. Her house is only 10 minutes walk from the Oval Cricket ground, and a similar distance from the River Thames, so it is possible to walk to the river and then enjoy a stroll along the South Bank. Eliane is warm and welcoming, a really lovely lady. She prepares a lovely breakfast, each morning she prepares a different bowl of fruit to start with, before providing a selection of cereals, fruit juices, tea and toast too. Elianes house is about 10 minutes into central London after getting onto the tube. So, it is ideally situated for those touring or working in London. Highly recommended! Richard W

  3. Tas Julia

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    She is the perfect hostess and she has a lovely and comfortable house. It was so quiet we hardly knew anyone else was there. The location was fine too, with the underground station handy by. Jane S

  4. Tas Julia

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    She was a gracious host and most helpful in answering all of my questions. She provided maps, tube and bus information, brochures on area attractions…. Caitlin S

  5. Tas Julia

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    My wife, son and I spent a week with Mrs S and we could not have had a nicer hostess – Mrs S is a warm and inviting woman. We enjoyed talking with her with conversations ranging from our personal histories to interesting things to do in London to writers we enjoy. A really wonderful woman. Her house is clean and comfortable. Breakfast was enjoyable with fresh fruit, cereal, toast, all tasty. The tube is a 10 minute walk, with connection to the heart of the city; a bus stop is at the end of the block, with frequent busses to Piccadilly. And a fine pub is at the end of the block with good beer and good food. Bruce P

  6. Tas Julia

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    Thanks so much for a great time – our hostess went above and beyond. I now expect my husband to put fresh flowers in the bedroom and to hand-embroider the pillow slips. Bonnie N

  7. Yuki

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    I stayed with the kind and polite hostess for six nights..She prepared me nice breakfast. The house is located in a quiet area but close and convenient to get to the centre of london no matter by bus or tube. The house is clean and comfortable. It makes my journey even better! Yuki, Hong Kong, 13.5.13

  8. Tas Julia

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    Just a quick email to let you know I really enjoyed my recent stay in London with Eliane in her lovely home and hope to stay with her again if she is not already booked. She is a very warm, friendly and welcoming lady and looked after me so well. Her home is looked after perfectly and everything is so clean and the bed so comfortable. I looked forward every night of my holiday to returning there and hope to do so in the future. Margaret S, Ireland 24.5.13

  9. Frances Holmes

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    I stayed for 3 nights in the very comfortable single room overlooking a large garden. The host was so welcoming and her house is very quiet and lovely. She prepared a delicious breakfast every morning with good quality cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt and various breads. It was also very convenient with a lovely peaceful square nearby and several pubs. I would definitely stay there again when in London. Frances, France, 22.05.14

  10. Tas Julia

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    I very much enjoyed the 3 nights I spent in the single room in Kennington. Although small, the room was very comfortable with a good sized TV and radio and very quiet as it overlooked a large garden. The hostess made a lovely breakfast with good quality cereals, yoghurt, breads and fresh fruit. She is a charming hostess and her house is very lovely and immaculate. It is extremely convenient being walking distance to both Kennington and Vauxhall tube station and there are several pubs and restaurants nearby as well as a very quiet large square and a Tesco supermarket. I have already added a review to your website. Frances H, France, 30.05.14

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