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 Hotels, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, and Education.

Stockwell Hotels

in or near Stockwell
Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Comfort Inn Vauxhall is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. Offering quality yet affordable accommodation, ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
18 Albert Embankment, SE1
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
18 Albert Embankment, SE1
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 

Stockwell Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Stockwell
South Lambeth Library
London > Attractions > Museums
180 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, Stockwell, London SW8
In the heart of Lambeth's Portugese community, the South Lambeth Library offers a wide range of books, videos and CD's in addition a smaller collection of ... More
 
 
 

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?
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Adulis
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
44 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London SW9
Eritrean cuisine. Separate room for parties ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Estrela
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
111 South Lambeth Road, Stockwell, London SW8
Portuguese cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
Portugal Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
5A Victoria House, South Lambeth Road, Stockwell, London SW8
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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 Nightlife

Stockwell clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Bar Estrela
London > Nightlife > Bars
115 South Lambeth Road, Stockwell, London SW8
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Stockwell Education

in or near Stockwell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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