Saturday 27 January 2024

Kennington Road, South London


Some of the grand houses on Kennington Road, a wide boulevard aligned north-south, date from around 1800. It has a particularly long 18th century terrace topped with impressive mansard roofs and chimney pots.  The large plane trees that line the road and the deep front gardens with York stone paths take the gritty edge off this busy thoroughfare. The road is also home to several longstanding boozers and Walcot Gardens, a handsome Edwardian mansion block built in red brick in the Queen Anne Style, as well as some less distinguished post-war blocks.