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The Kia Oval, London

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The Oval, known for sponsorship reasons as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, in 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.


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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  • A lovely way to look around one of London's iconic sporting venues. Has so much history and some great views of the ground and London.  more »
  • I was here for a conferrence, but I viewed the ground from the second tier. There are several conference rooms of varying sizes, around the concourse of the ground. The room we had was looking out at....  more »
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  • Had a wonderful day at the Oval Cricket Grounds. Thanks to the staff who were so polite and helpful. Thank you to Kelly Anderson who booked our car parking for my husband is disabled and cannot walk long distances. Will definitely visit again.
  • Excellent days cricket lots of (very similar) eating places on big match day, less so for county days. Not much round about though. Fun, as long as you like cricket.

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