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Situated in the London Borough of Lambeth, Stockwell is just a couple of miles from Charing Cross and is a well positioned area close to many facilities, amenities, attractions and places of interest. Once a rural manor, the area enjoys a long history and its name – or at least the second part of it – is said to come from a local well. The first part of the name is said to be derived from the word ’stoc’ which refers to a post or tree trunk. With its large Portuguese population, this is a culturally diverse area, which adds to its charm and character. The area has been home over the years to big names ranging from Vincent Van Gogh to Sir Roger Moore and Joanna Lumley amongst others.
The various retail spaces and office space around Stockwell are home to a diverse variety of businesses and professionals. Some of the business types you will find in this area include security services, photographers, marketing and business consultants, financial service providers and designers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Entertainment is never far when you are in Stockwell, with a range of options available to suit different tastes. You can catch a show at the White Bear Theatre, head to the nearby O2 Academy for a variety of entertainment or enjoy an evening at the Landor Pub Theatre. Dining options are also plentiful, with something to suit every palate. Enjoy South Asian cooking at the Oval Tandoori, tuck into British dishes at the Oval Lounge or enjoy the delights of a gastro pub at The Fentiman Arms.
You will find convenient transport links to get you around in Stockwell. You can access the underground network via Oval and Vauxhall tube stations and the mainline services from Vauxhall and Loughborough Junction railway stations. Drivers will have no problems finding secure parking facilities while those not driving can use bus services and taxis for over ground transportation.