Out and About: Kennington and the Elephant and Castle

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Martin Hoare, last updated: 16th August 2019

The hidden histories of Kennington and the Elephant and Castle

The HA's very own Martin Hoare takes us on a tour of Kennington and Elephant and Castle, to some lesser-known gems that ought to be higher on the London tourist trail.

Over the years of working for the HA I’ve quite often used my lunch break to take walks around the areas local to the HA offices. Through those walks I’ve picked up a bit of the history of the area surrounding our offices in Kennington. Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the history of Kennington, is the Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common in 1848, but with this Out and About I’ll take you on a walk to explore the area’s less well-known stories...

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