Local area guide

Living in Stockwell

Thinking about moving to Stockwell? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Stockwell

Why Stockwell is a good place to live

Stockwell is a jewel of a neighbourhood enveloped by the vibrancy of London. Home to delightsome late-Georgian and early Victorian houses, considered amongst the loveliest in London, it exhibits remarkable architectural charm. Living in Stockwell comes with the benefits of excellent transportation facilities, with a commendable Underground station offering access to both the Northern and Victoria lines. Besides, it's fringed with attractive streetscapes in places such as Stockwell Park Crescent. While it's close to the city's bustle, it balances this with the tranquillity and airiness it offers, making it a unique London experience.

What's Stockwell famous for?

Stockwell is famous for its rich historical and cultural pedigree. Its grounds once served as a home to the celebrated artist Vincent van Gogh. It's also known for its association with the heroic wartime spy, Violette Szabo, who grew up in this area. Additionally, Stockwell holds a reputation for its modernist bus station, considered an architectural spectacle.

Things to do in Stockwell

There's never a dull day in Stockwell. It's bustling with pubs that dish out excellent food and drinks, along with live music. Various restaurants offer fantastic cuisine for lunch and supper. You can push your physical limits at the local bouldering centre or unwind by sampling over 100 types of beers at charming bars. Brixton Market is a must-visit for an entertaining day out, and the largest beer garden in South London invites you to lounge under the sun. Dancing enthusiasts can hit the dance floor at local institutions which host weekend DJs and serve delicious food. With yoga sessions available at multiple times and venues, Stockwell truly caters to a lively and energetic lifestyle.

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Properties currently for sale in Stockwell

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Transport in Stockwell

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Stockwell.

Local connections

0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Clapham North
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Clapham High Street
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Wandsworth Road
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km

Schools in Stockwell

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Stockwell.

Education in Stockwell

St Andrew's Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Lansdowne School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Stockwell Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Helen's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Platanos College
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Larkhall Primary Campus
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Stockwell

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  • Landor Hotel

    London SW9

    The Landor - friendly pub, great beers, great cocktails and wine, fab food and live music only 200m from Clapham North tube – What more can you ask for!

  • Clapham North

    London SW9

    Exposed brickwork, booth seating and a newly refurbished outside area, sets the perfect scene whether you are looking to prop up at the bar for a cheeky pint or a space to celebrate.

  • Duke Of Edinburgh

    London SW9

    The Duke Of Edinburgh is a pub tucked away just a short walk from Brixton O2 Academy.

  • Jamm

    London SW9

    Once a travellers’ inn in the 18th century, to the Ye Old White Horse in the 19th century to the 21st century as a unique, multi-purpose music venue offering club nights, casual bar drinks, food and an outdoor terrace space.