If you’re looking to move in or around London then Stockwell may just be the place for you. It is in the south-west of London, and a part of the Borough of Lambeth. It is south-east of Charing Cross and its postcode districts are SW8 and SW9. It is bordered by Clapham, Vauxhall, Brixton and Kennington; Battersea, Camberwell and Elephant & Castle also nearby. Stockwell has been undergoing recent developments and it’s becoming a more popular area to reside. With its strong transport links, including many buses and numerous railway and tube stations to Central London it allows for easy travel all over the region, making it a perfect place to live for commuters.
It is thought Stockwell’s name derives from the Old English word stoc meaning a tree trunk or pole, suggesting that there was one near a well. For the most part Stockwell was a rural area that featured several markets and also a garden belonging to famous botanist John Tradescant that was removed in 1880 but there are memorials preserving it’s memory. In the 19th century the area became a fashionable spot for the wealthy, with renowned artist Arthur Reackham living here at this time. Many of the buildings from this period still exist today, mainly in Stockwell Park Conversation Area, but with some around Stockwell Park Road, Crescent, Durand Gardens and Albert Square.
Following the Second World War the Stockwell tube station was heavily rebuilt with the other local tube station being replaced. There are several social housing areas estates around Stockwell Gardens, Lansdowne Green, Mursell, Stockwell Park, Studley and Spurgeon. The diversity of Stockwell’s residents, which includes a wide Afro-Caribbean population, resulted in many places of worship being created around the area, with mostly Catholic and Anglican institutions. Stockwell is also home to a large Portuguese population and has been dubbed “Little Portugal” with its Portuguese banks, cafés, restaurants and more.
Stockwell has had many notable people be born or live here through its history including former James Bond Sir Roger Moore, prolific actor Gary Raymond, British institution Joanna Lumley, Second World War secret agent Violette Szabo, musician Jerry Dammers, rappers Roots Manuva and Dot Rotton, comedy duo Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish, writer and journalist Will Self, and even legendary artist Vincent van Gogh.
Now that you know what Stockwell has to offer you must be eager to get there. The quickest and best way to move there is with the help of Man and Van. With our services you can be set up in your new home in no time. Call us now on 020 3743 9354 and we will answer your questions, give you advice and even a free assessment
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