London area of Stockwell guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Stockwell neighbourhood

With good transport links and a diverse ethnic and cultural mix, Stockwell is one of south London's up-and-coming areas. Its name is thought to derive from "stoc", the old English word for a tree trunk or post. From the 13th to 19th centuries, Stockwell was a rural manor on the edge of London, including market gardens and the famous naturalist John Tradesant's botanical garden. Today, this area of Lambeth is home to London's largest Portuguese population which settled in the area in the 60s and 70s alongside Stockwell's many Afro-Caribbean and West African inhabitants. Heavily bombed in World War II, Stockwell contains a large amount of social housing, while famous former and current residents include Vincent Van Gogh (briefly), Joanna Lumley, Roger Moore and Will Self. Stockwell Tube was the location of the controversial police shooting of innocent Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005 following the July bombings.

See our recommended nearby Stockwell Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Education.

Stockwell Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Stockwell
St Mark's Church Grounds
London > Shopping > Markets
Kennington Park Road, Stockwell, London SE11
Farmers market. Currently there are organic vegetable stalls, two fishmongers, pie stalls, bakery stalls, coffee stand, plus biscuits, fish cakes, and other yummy things. ... More
Sacconi String Quartet
London > Shopping > Hire Shops
60-62 Clapham Road, Stockwell, London SW9
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Stockwell Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Stockwell London?
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
44 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London SW9
Eritrean cuisine. Separate room for parties ... More
Oval Tandoori
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
64a / 66 Brixton Road, Oval, Stockwell, London SW9
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
Bar 48
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
48 Brixton Road, Brixton, South West London, Stockwell, London SW9
• Bar 48 is a wine bar with difference. A cosy and intimate space, which is located a stones throw away from Oval tube station located at ... More

Stockwell Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Stockwell.
The Vauxhall Griffin
London > Nightlife > Pubs
8 Wyvil Road, Vauxhall, Stockwell, London SW8
The Vauxhall Griffin is as well known for its award winning ales as it is for events. There's a weekly quiz night, a cinema room and ... More

Stockwell Leisure

Stockwell gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
The Market Traders Car Park
London > Leisure > Canterbury Crescent , Stockwell, London SW9
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Stockwell Education

in or near Stockwell
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