The Oval, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, South London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was opened in 1845. It was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket in September 1880. The final Test match of the English season is traditionally played there.Put The Kia Oval into our London travel route builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
In addition to cricket, The Oval has hosted a number of other historically significant sporting events. In 1870, it staged England's first international football match, versus Scotland. It hosted the first FA Cup final in 1872, as well as those between 1874 and 1892. In 1876, it held both the England v Wales and England v Scotland rugby international matches, and in 1877, rugby's first Varsity match. It also hosted the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
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The Kia Oval Reviews
Got a player's invitation during the World Cup match here, so a seat just under the players' box. Historic pavilion with good amenities to spend a whole day watching some exciting cricket. more »
The better half said she had a course to go one in London,ok I said I’ll come with you,however I’m going to watch some ICC,great she said. Well I was very impressed with the main gate,my surname but a... more »
Went to the Test Match versus India the day after Cook's final century and witnessed Anderson becoming the most successful fast bowler in Test Match history. Great day!
Here for a conference. Plenty of rooms with a nice view of the field. Rooms seemed a little worn in some cases but the staff and facilities seemed to work well for the day.
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