London Area Guides
Stockwell Area Guide
Our area guide to Stockwell gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW8, SW9, SW4
Property Types & Architecture
Stockwell features some stunning examples of period town houses yet to be converted to apartments, but the area mainly offers cheap ex-local authority flats centred around the busy tube station. There are also a fair number of period conversion properties in the area, so there is usually something to suit any budget or taste.
Shopping & Entertainment
There are a number of cheap but pleasant cafes, including the area known as “Little Portugal”, ideal for catching a continental breakfast before work. There are also some of London's most highly regarded pubs in the area, offering real ales and excellent food. To work off your indulgences London's largest gym is also in the area.
Parks & Commons
Larkhall Park is large and features many bookable sporting facilities including an ultra-modern astroturf pitch and cricket facilities.
Who lives here?
The population mainly consists of lower-income families but many sharers come and stay for the easy access to both the Northern and Victoria lines and the friendly local spirit.
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Guide to Stockwell transport links
Brixton (Zone 2)
Clapham Common (Zone 2)
Clapham North (Zone 2)
Stockwell (Zone 2)
Vauxhall (Zone 1, Zone 2)
Schools in Stockwell & Exam Results
Schools in Stockwell fall under the Wandsworth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Stockwell by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Stockwell
Stockwell Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Stockwell area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Stockwell Local Authorities
Stockwell is is represented by Lambeth Council, Wandsworth Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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