Kennington Bathroom Installation & Fitting
Kennington is a popular area for Burgess Bathrooms given it’s close proximity to our Clapham home. It’s great transport connections and broad mix of housing stock make it a real London hot spot. Popular with young professionals and families, our jobs here tend to be relatively simple – to deliver excellent quality and reasonably priced bathrooms quickly. The influx of property developers into the area, attracted by its increasing popularity mean we are regularly asked to install bathrooms on multi-unit developments.
Top 3 Popular Kennington Bathroom Styles
- Neo Georgian Bathrooms – Kennington’s Georgian housing stock means our bathroom fitters and designers are often asked to re-create Georgian style bathrooms but with modern functionality. Roll top baths, wooden paneling and Farrow & Ball paints are among some of our most popular requests here.
- Oversized, Grand Bathrooms – There are still a collection of Georgian houses that haven’t been converted into apartments and that remain as sole residences. In these large properties there is often a large bathroom that would previously have been a bedroom. In these grand residences we are often asked to design and install a wow factor bathroom/dressing area. Chandeleirs and chaiselongues are not unusual requests for out bathroom designers in these one of a kind bathrooms.
- First Time Family Bathrooms – Popular with young professionals, we regularly get calls from first time families looking to quickly and inexpensively transform their shower rooms into family friend bathrooms. Removing the beloved wet room and replacing with a family bath, with retractable shower screen and separate hand held shower for baby washing is a very regular request.
Kennington Property Style & History
Famous for its grand Georgian terraces, development continued at a rapid pace into the Georgian era before abruptly coming to a stop in the 1850s. The expansion of the railways made suburbs further from the city center’s industrial smells more accessible and so development moved out. In 1915 the Duchy of Cornwall, who remains one of Kennington’s largest property owners began a project to improve the area, and a second wave of development began. However, the Neo Georgian style was used to keep with the style of the existing properties, so you won’t find many Edwardian or Art deco style properties on these streets. Today many of these properties have been converted into luxury flats, with only a small selection remaining as grand houses. Whether a conversion or full property, Burgess Bathrooms team have an array of design ideas to compliment your property.
Transport From Kennington
Tube: Kennington locals have the choice of three Tube stations. On the Northern Line, Kennington and Oval stations are both in Zone 2. Nearby Lambeth North is on the Bakerloo Line and is in Zone 1.
Road: Once you’re out of the traffic on the busy A3, it takes under an hour to reach the M25, or 40 minutes to get to the M1 if you’re heading north.
Bus: The area is extremely well connected. Buses from Kennington Oval and Kennington Cross serve several areas in south London including Brixton, Crystal Palace, Streatham and Tooting. Travel north via the 133 (to Liverpool Street), 59 (to King’s Cross) and 159 (to Marble Arch).
Cycle: For many locals, cycling is their main mode of transport. It only takes 15 minutes to cycle to Charing Cross and, even if you don’t have your own bike, Kennington has several Boris bike docking stations. Cycle Superhighway 7 from Morden to the City runs through Kennington.
Getting away: London City Airport is only 45 minutes away via the DLR and Northern Line. Trains to Gatwick take less than an hour.