Saturday, 25 March 2017

Focus On Oval: Farmers market, affordability and a central London location with two new tube stations on their way | City A.M.

Focus On Oval: Farmers market, affordability and a central London location with two new tube stations on their way | City A.M.
... “A near-neighbour of Oval, Kennington has long been the home of well over half of Britain’s civil servants due to its close proximity to Westminster, whereas Oval has a broader appeal.” ... If you like to stay local, there’s a Saturday farmer’s market to peruse, and Ovalhouse theatre to attend, a lively champion of up-and-coming talent. Get your Sunday roast at the Kennington pub or go veggie at The Bonnington Cafe, an informal restaurant that has a roster of visiting chefs. ... So who is buying there? Thanks to the diverse housing stock, the architecture of which lends itself to creative Victorian conversions and ex-council home refurbishments, first and second time buyers have more choice than neighbouring Kennington. ... Kennington Park is a great green space for everyone else, which has become an increasingly diverse group in recent years. Mel Hewitt from Dexters’ office in Kennington notes, “There is a complete cross section of buyers here, ranging from first time buyers and professionals to families opting for the beautiful five storey properties on Albert Square. ...

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