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A locals' guide to Stockwell

"The Oval is a great day out and at only £24 a head, the Twenty20 cricket matches are a bargain!"

David Law

"Home to arguably the most vibrant food scene in London...plenty to offer for those on a budget too!"

Chris Campbell

"Electric Avenue is home to Brixton's market traders six days a week, Monday to Saturday."

Chris Campbell

What is your favourite place?

Where do Stockwell locals go?

VauxWall Climbing Centre

A little known bouldering centre in the arches. Turn up with your kit for a different kind of work out.

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!

Craft Beer Co.

Over 100 types of beers and an enormous variety of flavours to choose from. The perfect setting for after-work drinks.

Pop Brixton

The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.

The Agile Rabbit

Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.


The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.

Federation Coffee

Delicious coffee made using Campbell and Syme beans, food made by Salon Brixton and sweet treats too.

Brixton Village Grill

A cheap and cheerful breakfast in trendy Brixton Village. This restaurant also serves lunch and dinner.

Seven at Brixton

Unique homemade cocktails in the middle of Brixton Market, made using their own secret recipes. A small place, but very nice for a date. They also sell food.

The Prince of Wales

A Brixton institution, this bar has amazing roof terraces and serves food in the day too. You can dance the night away until the early hours when they have DJs playing.

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.

Satay Bar

Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.


I was really impressed with this sushi restaurant just off Clapham High Street. They serve very good quality dishes made using fresh ingredients and the atmosphere is perfect for a catch up with friends or a special date night.

Two Brewers

Karaoke, drag acts and cabaret, this bar on Clapham High Street is definitely an exciting night out!

The Stonhouse

Amazing food and 50% off your food bill with a Tastecard. Lovely beer garden for balmy evenings and friendly staff.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Vauxhall, Clapham North, Camberwell, Brixton, Kennington, Nine Elms, Clapham, Pimlico, Herne Hill and Westminster

What do you love about Stockwell?

Why do you find Stockwell a great place to live?


"The Brixton Market and the Stockwell Pry school"

January 2015


"It's very close and well-connected to central London while it is not overcrowded and chaotic. You can be in Brixton with a short walk and taste different dishes from all around the world or just enjoy strolling around Brixton Village. There are some parks nearby as well, like Kennington or Clapham Common. I love living in Stockwell."

December 2014


"I love how friendly the neighbours are and a lovely sense of community."

July 2014


What do you like about Stockwell?

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"Covering an 18th century cabbage patch, The Oval cricket ground was created using turf from Tooting Common."

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Child-friendly activities near Stockwell

Parent and toddler group

Tate South Lambeth library
n active session for parents & toddlers to participate in during term time. Website

Clapham Playgroup

St John the Evangelist Church Hall
A playgroup for babies and toddlers. Tea and biscuits for the grown ups and light snacks for the children lots of toys and space to run around and a sing song at the end. Day: Wednesdays Time: 10.00-12 noon Where: St John the Evangelist Church Hall Clapham Road SW9 9AR Age range: Babies and toddlers Donation: £2 per child £3 family Contact: claphamplaygroup@claphamnct.com Website

Brixton Recreation Centre with creche

Brixton Recreation Centre,
The creche will provide a safe and fun environment for busy parents to drop off their children while they relax and unwind, or work towards their fitness goals in centre. Website

Mother and Baby Yoga

Embody Wellness
Mother and baby postnatal classes are a great way to meet and share with other mums in the local area. Classes are suitable for babies from newborn to crawling. For mums, it's recommended waiting six weeks after a natural birth and eight weeks after a caesarean. Website

Mulberry Centre Stay and Play

Children under 5 and their parents and carers are invited to join stay and play sessions provided by Lambeth CYPS team and led by Lambeth staff. Sessions include indoor and outdoor play. Website

Mulberry Centre Messy Play

Messy Play invites children under 5 with their parents for hand -on sessions involving art, crafts and lots of messy fun, indoors and in the garden. Sessions are coordinated by Loughborough Children's Centre. Website

Mulberry Centre Childminder Drop In

Mulberry Centre is housing drop in sessions for local childminders. Group is coordinated by Jessop Children's Centre. With two play rooms and lovely grounds, including a sand pit and play areas, it is a great space to visit and spend quality time with your young children. Website
  1. About Stockwell

    Stockwell is a district in south London, England, located in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 2.4 miles (3.9 km) south south-east of Charing Cross. Brixton, Clapham, Vauxhall and Kennington all border Stockwell. Once one of London's poorest neighbourhoods, it is now an up-and-coming area, owing to its close proximity to central London, excellent transport links, and diverse cultural mix.

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