Guide to living in
This up and coming area is becoming quietly renowned for its good transport links and mix of property. An affordable area for young families, their presence has encouraged a strong community atmosphere with lots of local events.
Stockwell is home to one of London’s largest gyms as well as Stockwell Park and Larkhall Park – so it is a great area to be active. Stockwell Park is also a conservation area making it popular with visitors.
Although Stockwell has no real centre, there are a cluster of shops around the tube station and Brixton is only a short walk away. Alternatively, South Lambeth Market is a monthly food and crafts affair running from the Cavendish Arms.
“There are some brilliant regency villas, period town houses and Georgian houses, some of which have been converted into flats”
Stockwell is known for its relatively large Portuguese community which has gone from strength to strength since the 60’s and 70’s. Consequently, there is now an area elegantly named ‘Little Portugal’ where you can find a swathe of Portuguese restaurants, bakeries and cafés bringing a healthy portion of Mediterranean soul to London.
The range of housing in Stockwell is providing plenty of options to small families and young professionals. There are some brilliant regency villas, period town houses and Georgian houses, some of which have been converted into flats. On the other hand, a range of ex-council owned flats and apartments offer excellent value for money.
Nursery: Lambeth Walk Day Nursery
If you possess the hunger of a small family, then Chicago Rib Shack, a casual US BBQ mini-chain is for you. Founded in the 1980s by Chicagoan Bob Payton, each branch delivers a modern-looking dining room hung with twinkling fairy lights, juxtaposed with distressed wood surfaces and monochrome tiles.
Stockwell Festival at Larkhall Park is a barnstorming community event, running every year, usually in the early autumn; the festival hosts a selection of local musicians and artists all for free!
Stockwell is well served by buses with around ten passing through or terminating here, including two night buses and two 24-hour services. Stockwell has its own tube station utilising the Northern and Victoria lines and if you need it, the nearest National Rail station is Brixton.