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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
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2017. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  33% 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 £75  34% 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 £116  30% 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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Bitches Ahoy!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st to 26th Feb 2017 - Various Times
The Nacional, Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 4 minutes from The Nacional
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Southern Baptist Sissies
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th March to 9th April 2017 - Various Times
The Nacional, Arch 17, Miles Street, SW8 | 4 minutes from The Nacional
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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
 
 
 
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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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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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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 22 minutes from The Nacional
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... 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
 
 
 
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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
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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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