In between Brixton and Clapham in South-West London, Stockwell finds itself overlooked by other well-known neighbours. Potential residents are more often lured by the satisfying atmosphere and busy market of Brixton, or perhaps the tip-top nightlife and convenient commuting options of Clapham. Formerly known for one of the poorest areas in the whole of London, the area has more recently seen the huge benefit of a regeneration in surrounding areas such as Nine Elms, bringing new businesses, modern residential developments, and vast amount of interested investors.
Divergent and active, Stockwell is favoured with young professionals in shared accommodation who come to enjoy the lowered rents compared to nearby areas. Whilst still being close to the action and having a fast commute from Stockwell Underground Station. There are a number of shared affordable accommodation on offer, relaxed restaurants for the odd weeknight dinners and weekend catch-ups, and of course not to mention the pretty Larkhall Park is only a short walk away when you need some time to yourself or perhaps just some fresh air. Stockwell is also well known for its large Portuguese community outside of Portugal, with an estimated 27,000 Portuguese people living in the area. Due to such a large amount of Portuguese people living in the area, the area has affectionately become known as ‘Little Portugal’, so if you’re a fan of seafood you’re in the right area. There is also a strong Caribbean community amongst this area.
Home to London’s only Chocolate Museum, located on Ferndale Road. Learn about chocolate making before it eventually hit the mainstream shops and cafés. If Chocolate does not tickle your fancy you can also visit Landor Theatre who put on shows once a week. Alternatively, 02 Brixton Academy is a short journey away, who sees world-class acts perform on a regular basis, previous artists such The Smiths, Madonna and Bob Dylan to name a few.
Stockwell is in a great position in terms of commuting back and forth to work, with the underground station on the Victoria and Northern lines, as well as Clapham High Street Station nearby providing an Overground service. Typically, a Journey from Stockwell to Moorgate will take just under 13 minutes, whilst a journey to Green Park takes 7 minutes. The area is also served by many buses running throughout the day, as well as providing a night service.
Via a short walk, you can access supermarkets such as Lidl and Iceland. Alternatively, if you prefer a larger supermarket you can visit a large Tesco in Brixton which would take you roughly 10/15 minutes via a bus. There is also a ‘little’ Waitrose and Sainsbury’s a short distance from Clapham High Street station.