Due to my love of all things SE11 (and I'm quite fond of SE17 too), I've decided to create an SE11 Google Map. (I know that it's not really SE1 relevant and that I'm impinging, but you're the only one to have a website!) The map is still in its infancy and whilst I think I've now listed most of the pubs, I still have to add a considerable number of cafes/restaurants, not to mention general shops/stores etc.
However, I'm struggling with the SE11/SE1 boundaries, particularly on the North and Western sides. Since this project could take forever if I were to add SE1 and SE17 markers, I'm currently sticking just to SE11. So I know that, for example, the Imperial War is in SE1 (except for some archives kept in Austral St, SE11) so I've eliminated it, but I'm not sure the border is exactly right. I have the same problem in Black Prince Road and Salamanca Street beause the western ends are SE1, and the eastern and central parts (I think) are SE11. Could anybody that knows the SE1 postcode boundaries (or the SE17/SW8 ones) have a quick look at my map to see if I've got the lines drawn correctly? Indeed, if I If anybody else wants a look, the map is currently found here:
This looks like wonderful resource for a Kennington Welcome Pack that a Kennington Association working sub-group is putting together. If you are free, you are very welcome to come and meet with us upstairs at The Dog House pub on Tuesday, 15th April at 7pm.
Well, the advantage of the map in online version is that content can be added and continually changed as the place changes. The problem with printing it out is that it becomes a little too static. I think it might be more useful to link to it than to print the thing out.
Also, does your group really want my personal comments on the restaurants, park etc?
Actually, it would be useful if you're currently in the area to check on two of the sites. I'm quite sure that there are two places on the map where I've listed two pubs on top of each other. And I know there's a pub called something like the Elephant and Hippo which is on my map called something else.
AFAIK, the Elephant & Hippo was previously the Castle Tavern and (a long time ago) was the Carpenter's Arms. It is still the same 1930s half timbered pub, but there is now a replica of a stuffed elephant head and a stuffed hippo head surreally attached to the front.
I was born in Kennington in Black Prince Road, before the building of the big estate. Many happy memories of the area. I have a photo of the exterior of the Black Prince pub, dating from the 1930s - it hardly seems to have changed.