The Oval (London)

The Oval

The Oval (known as the Kia Oval for sponsorship reasons) has been the home of Surrey County Cricket Club since 1845. The Oval hosted its first test in 1880 and a defeat of England by Australia at The Oval in 1882 led to the formation of ‘The Ashes‘.

The Oval has hosted Cricket World Cup Semi Finals in 1975, 1979, 1983, 2019 as well as a World Twenty20 Semi Final in 2009.

Tenants: Surrey County Cricket Club

Opened: 1845

Capacity: 25,500

Address: The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS

Location & Travel to The Oval

The Oval

The Oval is located in Kennington, a district in south London, approximately 2 miles away from the centre.

Airport: Two of the world’s largest airports are situated near London and both serve many international destinations.

London Heathrow Airport is 17 miles west of The Oval. From the airport you can use the underground at Terminal 4 to catch the Piccadilly line to Green Park and change to the Victoria line for a service to Vauxhall, a short walk to the ground.

Gatwick Airport is 26 miles south of The Oval and there are a number of options of getting to The Oval, all involving the rail network. The Gatwick Express runs to Victoria Station where you can change to the Victoria line service to Vauxhall.

Thinking of flying to London? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Bus: There are a number of services which stop at or near the ground. Bus 36, 185 and 436 stop at the ground, whilst 3, 59, 109, 133, 159 and 333 all stop within a 5 minute walk.

Coach: Coaches have many different stops in London, with a main hub being London Victoria and some National Express services stopping nearby to The Oval at Vauxhall Park.

National Express has links to many destinations from London, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to London and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.

Driving: There is no car parking available at or near the ground. It is highly recommended to utilise public transport.

London Underground: The Oval tube station (Northern Line) is located directly next to the ground. Vauxhall tube station (Victoria Line) is also just a 10 minute walk away.

Train: Vauxhall station is a 10 minute walk away and has services to Guildford, Hampton Court, London Waterloo, Windsor and Woking.

Thinking of catching a train to London? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.

Further information can be found on the Club’s Official Website, here.

Tickets at The Oval

Tickets for the 2018 season were priced as follows and can be purchased online through the club website here.

Vitality Blast

  • Adults – £29-£32 advance, £34-£37 on day
  • U16s – £1-£5
  • Groups (6-10) – £27-£30
  • Groups (11+) – £25-£28

Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Adults – £15 advance, £20 on day
  • U16s – £5

Specsavers County Championship

  • Adults – £15 advance, £20 on day
  • U16s – £1

Where to stay in London

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Further Information & Events

The Oval Official Website

Last Updated on May 21, 2021 by Sports Tourist

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