Stockwell SW9

You’d be forgiven for not knowing much about Stockwell. Once considered down-at-heel and one of London’s poorest neighbourhoods, Stockwell is now being regenerated and it is definitely on the up. Less than three miles from the centre of London and with great transport links, the area is becoming less worse-for-wear and more shabby chic. Stockwell has a diverse, multi-cultural population all bound together by a strong sense of community, making it the ideal option for young couples and families in search of affordable homes. For commuters, its attractions are obvious: unbelievably close proximity to the City and an abundance of spacious apartments with comparatively cheap rents. As local estate agents, Stockwell, we believe, is an area to watch and as such, a great place to start your property search.

Where is Stockwell?

Stockwell is a district located in inner South West London within the London Borough of Lambeth. It is bordered by Brixton, Clapham, Vauxhall and Kennington.

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Transport info

Stockwell tube station:
On the Northern and Victoria lines for quick access to central London (9 minutes to Oxford Circus)
Bus routes:
Services to Brixton, Elephant & Castle, Victoria and Camden Town

Best local finds

Best Park:
Stockwell Park
Best culture:
The Type Museum
Best pub:
The Swan
Best restaurant:
Adulis, Bar Estrela, & Cafe Portugal
I have just sold my wonderful flat with Fish Need Water. I have been extremely grateful for the help and support from this small agency. I was previously under the assumption that estate agents were all the same only their commission varying. However I was wrong. This is a great company which is why I am taking the time to write this review. My flat had been on the market with a large agent and it wasn't selling. James who runs Fish Need Water, had made contact via mail shot and I wasn't sure how he would compare to the bigger agents, however my flat hadn't sold and I was willing to try someone different! I can honestly say James is an outstanding salesman who breaks the typical estate agent mould and really takes care of his clients. My flat had been recently redecorated but it was fairly empty and void of furnishings. This could have been the reason why it hadn't previously enticed a buyer. When my contract term with the big agent was nearly over, I met with James who immediately pointed out the flat was bare and soulless. I appreciated his honesty and once we had agreed to work together, he suggested I cancel the contract with the other agent, remove it from Rightmove and wait a few weeks. James is a Rightmove genius and an expert in marketing. I added many soft furnishings, pictures, luxury soaps, flowers, wine and books - all following James's advice, and my flat was transformed. James worked closely with the photographer and the photos turned out incredibly well and very arty, a different league to that of the previous agent. In fact James spent the afternoon moving and repositioning items to make the photos work. He even moved all the bins from the front of the house so the street shot looked neat and welcoming. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Once my flat was up again on Rightmove it soon had an offer. All the preparation work had paid off. Through the whole process I only dealt with James and his legal assistant who both worked really hard to smooth out the legal bumps and usual stresses which often occur when selling in a chain. Working with such a small team meant I never got forgotten as I was only dealing directly with James. There were no mixed messages or missed information which can happen when you work with a sales team of two or three. I would certainly use Fish Need Water again and I have already recommended this company to two of my friends. Thank you James for everything, you are a master of your craft. Rachel Russell
Excellent service and communication throughout the process. James and Susie kept us in the loop at all times and were always there with any questions or concerns we had, I would recommend to others. Paul Ruskin
James Hall and Jack Barber both worked with me to sell my 1 bedroom flat and I\'m so glad they did! From the minute I met James I could tell he was passionate about property and actually cared about your sale. On the day of taking the marketing photos, James came over an hour beforehand to style my property and clear any clutter. So many people commented on how brilliant the photos were and how much it set my flat apart from others on the market. Jack is relatively new to the business but was also really passionate, persuasive and clearly knew his stuff. Above all his professionalism and care shone through. I\'ve already recommended them to two other people looking to sell. They sold my flat quickly in a really tough market (for London flats) and I\'m so glad I went with them. They put the big high street estate agents to shame... The sales progression team also worked hard and really put me at ease through some hairy moments as we neared exchange...big shout out to Susie for a stellar job! Ellie Smith

More about Stockwell SW8

Until the 19th century, Stockwell was a rural manor at the edge of London. During the 19th century it developed as an elegant middle-class suburb, although the area subsequently suffered much decline. A high percentage of social housing was built in the area and it became synonymous with lower working-class families and the long-term unemployed. Stockwell is currently undergoing regeneration, and with the promise of further investment, it seems the area’s fortunes are changing.

Stockwell is home to one of the UK’s largest Portuguese communities, and even has an area known as “Little Portugal”. Many of the residents originated from Madeira and Lisbon, and as a result lots of the shops, restaurants and cafes have a Portuguese influence.

As estate agents, Stockwell is an area that provides us with plenty of affordable housing to offer buyers. Despite its high percentage of ex-Local Authority housing, remnants of the area’s grand past can be seen in and around the Stockwell Park conservation area where there are some beautiful examples of period houses and conversions. However, property in Stockwell mainly comprises extremely affordable ex-Local Authority flats centred around the busy tube station. As a local letting agent, SW9 is an area we recommend to buy-to-let investors because of its affordability and close proximity to the City, as well as its already-established tenant base.

What do to in Stockwell SW9

Because Stockwell is home to so many families, the area has a real community feel. The Stockwell Partnership is a local community-driven charity made up of residents and groups working together to make Stockwell a better place to live.

Shopping in the area comprises local independent shops, delicatessens and general stores. There are also some good cafes, coffee shops, and eateries to try. Because of the strong Portuguese influence, many of the restaurants are Portuguese in style and flavour. One of the best is O Cantinho de Portugal, which serves up delicious regional specialities, tapas and great wine. As you might expect, nightlife is fairly low-key but there is a selection of pubs and bars to try out. The Swan is the place to go if you’re looking for a traditional boozer with live entertainment, music gigs and club nights. Third Space is a trendy lounge bar over two floors where they play a mix of chilled beats and funky tunes.

Despite its reputation, the area is definitely “getting there” and offers some great outdoor space and activities. Larkhall Park is a favourite with residents and has a large green area with sporting facilities that include an all-weather pitch and cricket ground. For a bit of culture, head to the fascinating Type Museum which houses a collection charting the history of the art and craft of typography over the last 500 years.

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