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Local pubs, clubs and  bars


Traditionally, alehouses were the place for local people to meet, exchange gossip and arrange mutual help.  Whether you drink or not, public houses are an important part of the cultural and architectural heritage of the area.  In the UK, there are currently some 53,000 public houses but the numbers have been reducing in recent years,  In 2007, the London smoking ban in public places made pubs/bars more attractive for some and less for others.  


Some, like the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (winner of Fringe Report Best Venue 2010) and the White Bear with its theatre, offer much more than a traditional public house. Others like the Roebuck, provide excellent food.  


Here are some of the pubs and bars in the neighbourhood:


Bar Code (Bar) 84 Albert Embankment Lambeth SE1
Battersea Barge (Bar) Nine Elms Lane Vauxhall SW8have
Embankment Bar (Bars) 67-68 Albert Embankment Lambeth SE1
Fentiman Arms 64 Fentiman Road SW8
Kelly's 124 Clapham Road Stockwell SW9 0LA (currently closed)
Max Bar (Bar) 62A Brixton Road Camberwell SW9
Nar Bar(Bars) 58 Albert Embankment Lambeth SE1
Nolans Freehouse 33 Wilcox Road Vauxhall SW8
Royal Oak 355 Kennington Lane Kennington SE11
Royal Vauxhall Tavern 372 Kennington Lane Kennington SE11
South London Pacific (Bar) 340 Kennington Road Kennington SE11
The Beehive 51 Durham Street Kennington SE11
The Gladstone 1 Wilcox Road Vauxhall SW8
The Greyhound 336 Kennington Park Road Kennington SE11
The Hanover Arms 326 Kennington Park Road Kennington SE11
The Mawbey Arms 7 Mawbey Street Vauxhall SW8
The Pilgrim 247 Kennington Lane Kennington SE11
The Queen Anne134 Vauxhall Walk Kennington SE11
The Roebuck 84 Ashmole Street Vauxhall SW8
The Rose (Bars) 35 Albert Embankment Vauxhall SE1
The Royal Albert 43 St. Stephens Terrace Vauxhall SW8
The Surrey Tavern  Kennington Oval Kennington SE11
White Bear (Theatre)138 Kennington Park Road Kennington SE11