Vauxhall is buzzing right now. Tucked into the railway arches, Mother Kelly’s Tap Room serves over 30 craft ales with two outdoor areas visited by London’s leading food trucks. Another hipster hangout is Dirty Burger that also has a mean IPA on the menu. An older neighbourhood spot is Bonnington Café where vegetarian specialities change dependant on the chef of the day. Also on the pretty Bonnington Square sits the bustling and fragrant deli run by the Di Lieto family. Or try Amici with its Neapolitan comfort food and sunny courtyard. Other local spots are scattered throughout the characterful streets of Camberwell like craft beer specialists Stormbird, popular with students from the nearby College of Arts. And with Elephant & Castle transforming into one of London’s new cool hotspots you will always have new places to check out.
You’re also not short on culture with Southwark Playhouse one of London’s leading studio theatres joining the nearby Old Vic Theatre. And alongside small galleries like Beaconsfield Contemporary Art and Gasworks, Vauxhall has got seriously arty with the arrival of Newport Street Gallery that presents work from Damien Hirst’s collection. Alternatively check out the graduation shows at the Camberwell College of Arts before hitting the hip galleries of Peckham.
Connected to the whole city
You could hardly be closer to Central London. With Oval tube station just a couple of minutes walk away you can be in Soho in less than 10 minutes. Just four stops away on the Northern line, London Bridge connects you to Canary Wharf via the Jubilee Line. Or pick up the Jubilee connection heading west to Bond Street from Waterloo, two stops away. And with the Northern Line extending to Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms by 2020 you will have even more access around London.
A short walk to Vauxhall brings you to the overground connections to Waterloo and Victoria with trains every couple of minutes. Perfect for a weekend away to the South Coast. Just an hour away, by car, Brighton and the South Downs are the perfect weekend destinations. The UK’s busiest railway station Clapham Junction is also a stopping point for the Gatwick Express. For weekend plans closer to home, the hip neighbourhoods of Brixton and Peckham are less than 10 minutes away.
You are also perfectly placed to make the best of the city’s cycle routes including a brand new cycle superhighway running from Oval to Pimlico.
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