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Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Archbishop Tenison’s School:   Archbishop Tenison’s School moved to The Oval in 1928
City Racing:   City Racing was an artist-run space in Kennington, South London which was active between 1988 and 1998.
Eaves Housing for Women:   Eaves Housing for Women (Eaves) was a charitable company based in London.
Horns Tavern:   The first mention of the Green Man and Horns tavern near Kennington Common was in 1725.
Kennington Park:   Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.
Ovalhouse:   Ovalhouse, formerly called Oval House Theatre, is an Off-West End theatre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Chartist meeting, Kennington Common (1848):   On 10 April 1848, William Kilburn took daguerrotypes of the Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common – taken from the top of The Horns tavern were the first ever photos of a crowd scene.
Street cricket (1953):   Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
(formerly Lucas Road), SE5 · Ashmole Place, SW8 · Ashmole Street, SW8 · Bishops Terrace, SE11 · Bolton Crescent, SE5 · Bolton Cresent, SE5 · Bowden Street, SE11 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Brixton Road, SE11 · Brook Drive, SE11 · Caldwell Street, SW9 · Camberwell New Road, SE11 · Castlebrook Close, SE11 · Chester Way, SE11 · Chryssell Road, SW9 · Churchyard Row, SE1 · Churchyard Row, SE11 · Claylands Place, SW8 · Claylands Road, SW8 · Clayton Street, SE11 · Cleaver Square, SE11 · Cleaver Street, SE11 · Conwall Square Kennings Way, SE11 · Cottingham Road, SW8 · Cranmer Road, SW9 · Crewdson Road, SW9 · Dante Place, SE11 · Dante Road, SE11 · Denny Crescent, SE11 · Denny Cresent, SE11 · Dryden Court, SE11 · Dugard Way, SE11 · Elliott’s Row, SE11 · Farnham Royal, SE11 · Geraldine Street, SE1 · Geraldine Street, SE11 · Gilbert Road, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Hayles Street, SE11 · Hedger Street, SE11 · Heralds Place, SE11 · Holland Grove, SW9 · Holyoak Road, SE11 · Kempsford Road, SE11 · Kennings Way, SE11 · Kennington Oval, SE11 · Kennington Oval, SW8 · Kennington Park Place, SE11 · Kennington Park Place, SE17 · Kennington Park Road, SE11 · Kennington Park, SE5 · Lamlash Street, SE11 · Listowel Close, SW9 · Lohmann House, SE11 · Magee Street, SE11 · Methley Street, SE11 · Minerva Close, SW9 · Monkton Street, SE11 · Montford Place, SE11 · Mowll Street, SW9 · Newington Butts, SE11 · Nightingale Mews, SE11 · Oakden Street, SE11 · Offley Road, SW9 · Opal Street, SE11 · Orient Street, SE11 · Oswin Street, SE11 · Oval Way, SE11 · Palfrey Place, SW8 · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Penton Place, SE11 · Perseverance Place, SW9 · Prima Road, SW9 · Radcot Street, SE11 · Ramsey House, SW9 · Ravensdon Street, SE11 · Reedworth Street, SE11 · Renfrew Road, SE11 · Silk Mews, SE11 · South Island Place, SW9 · St Agnes Place, SE11 · St Georges Road, SE1 · St George’s Road, SE1 · St Marys Gardens, SE11 · St Marys Walk, SE11 · St. Agnes Place, SE11 · Stannary Street, SE11 · Studios, N1 · The Fosters Oval, SE11 · Trigon Road, SW8 · Usborne Mews, SW8 · Vassall Road, SW9 · Vauxhall Street, SE11 · Walcot Square, SE11 · Westminster Business Square, SE11 · White Hart Street, SE11 · Winchester House, SW9 · Wincott Street, SE11 ·


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