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152 Old South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SW8 1XX
 
 
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Lambeth, and Stockwell in particular, has nearly 30,000 Portuguese ex-pat residents. To get a piece of Mediterranean atmosphere without paying for a plane ticket, either pencil in a visit to one of the many bars and restaurants along the Stockwell Road, or come to this fine Portuguese pub (formerly known as the Vasco de Gama pub). With some tasty bottled Iberian lagers (including the silky Super Bock), a tapas menu and some passionate Latin customers it's easy to imagine you're down a backstreet in Lisbon.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Vauxhall Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Oval Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Vauxhall Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The area around Lambeth, Vauxhall and Stockwell has nearly 30,000 Portuguese ex-pat residents - the largest community outside Portugal - and so there's only...

 
 
London's Best Events 2017

Find out the best London 2017 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2017 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  40% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 1 minute from The Nacional
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  41% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 14 minutes from The Nacional
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 Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  33% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 14 minutes from The Nacional
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
 
 
 
 
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Bar Douro
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
Arch 35B Flat Iron Square, Union Street, SE1 | 2.1 miles from The Nacional
Bringing the terra of Portugal to the arches of London Bridge at Flat Iron Square, Bar Douro is a lovely ... More
 
 
 
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St Moritz
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
159 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F | 2.4 miles from The Nacional
An excellent, authentic Swiss restaurant in the West End of London, St Moritz is a little expensive but definitely worth a visit if you feel indulgent. ... More
 
 
 
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Caravan
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
11-13 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3.2 miles from The Nacional
There's a fusion of styles as well as flavours at the laid back Caravan in Exmouth Market which combines a main dining room with a bar ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Estrela
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
111 South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SW8 | 1 minute from The Nacional
Portuguese cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Mumbai Delight
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
51A South Lambeth Road, Lambeth, London SW8 | 3 minutes from The Nacional
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 4 minutes from The Nacional
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
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He Shoots! He Scores!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th July to 6th August 2017 - Various Times
The Nacional, Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 4 minutes from The Nacional
...More
 
 
 
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Marvelus: All The Marvel Movies In An Hour
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 3pm-4pm
The Nacional, 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, SW8 | 6 minutes from The Nacional
Comedy, Sketch....More
 
 
 
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Asperger's Are Us
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 16th July 2017 - 8.30pm
The Nacional, 128 Hartington Road, Stockwell, SW8 | 6 minutes from The Nacional
Dark, absurdist sketches from the first troupe of comedy performers with Asperger's Syndrome, as seen on the self-titled Netflix documentary....More
 
 
 
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 4 minutes from The Nacional
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Battersea Barge
London > Entertainment > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 12 minutes from The Nacional
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 16 minutes from The Nacional
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Nacional
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Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from The Nacional
Embassy Gardens, a new-build neighbourhood in Nine Elms on the South Bank, takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling ... More
 
 
 
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Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from The Nacional
A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up on ... More
 
 
 
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Oasis Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 10 minutes from The Nacional
The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
 
 
 
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from The Nacional
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 18 minutes from The Nacional
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 19 minutes from The Nacional
In a former Post Office in Lyham Road, Clapham North, The Old Post Office Bakery set up shop in 1982. That was after they'd been serving ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 11 minutes from The Nacional
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 27 minutes from The Nacional
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 37 minutes from The Nacional
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 9 minutes from The Nacional
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Kia Oval Cricket Ground
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Harleyford Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 9 minutes from The Nacional
Though it does not have quite the same kudos as Lord's, The Kia Oval (known so because of a sponsorship deal, but usually referred to simply ... More
 
 
 
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Oasis Nature Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Larkhall Lane, SW4 | 9 minutes from The Nacional
Oasis runs a children's Nature Garden, a karting project and an Adventure Playground all in and around the same corner east of Larkhall Park in Stockwell. ... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 4 minutes from The Nacional
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 12 minutes from The Nacional
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 15 minutes from The Nacional
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Nacional clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 6 minutes from The Nacional
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 13 minutes from The Nacional
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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Phonox
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
418 Brixton Road, SW9 | 22 minutes from The Nacional
In the Brixton space where the nightclub Plan B once stood, Phonox offers a modern approach to clubbing - hang out and have drinks at the ... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 12 minutes from The Nacional
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from The Nacional
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 22 minutes from The Nacional
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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MC Creed's Annual Birthday Showcase
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th June 2017 

The LightBox 7 minutes walk from The Nacional

Two rooms of house and garage, with a range of selectors including Majestic, Norris Da Boss, DJ S (UK), Mike ...More

Duckie
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th December 2017 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 9 minutes walk from The Nacional

Resident DJs Readers Wifes spin pop and indie, hosted by Amy Lame....More

Queer British Art 1861-1967
Queer British Art 1861-1967
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from The Nacional

The year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, and Tate Britain ...More

 
Brixton's Garage & Bass Festival - Day & Night Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th June 2017 

Jamm 15 minutes walk from The Nacional

Garage, funk and house extravaganza, with DJs Artful Dodger, Bassboy and Oxide & Neutrino....More

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