Oval tube station

Category: Tube stations

Oval tube station in Kennington is a station on the Northern Line of the London Underground between Stockwell and Kennington stations.

The station is located at the junction of Kennington Park Road (heading north-east), Camberwell New Road (south-east), Clapham Road (south west) and Harleyford Street (north west) and is about 500 metres from the Oval cricket ground. It opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. Also close by are Kennington Park and the imposing St. Marks Church.

The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and has recently been refurbished at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.

Oval tube station was the site of one of the attempted London bombings on 21 July 2005.


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