Discover community, cuisine and culture in Stockwell.
In the past, Stockwell may have been overlooked as a place to call home. However, this hidden gem is phenomenally popular due to its diverse culture, community, and cuisine. People from all over the world end up in this up-and-coming, spirited area. It is just waiting to be discovered. For those interested to view SNG's stylish Shared Ownership apartments at Aytoun but are unfamiliar with the area it’s time to shed some light on this vibrant, captivating pocket of the capital, where community, cuisine, culture and more all await discovery.
Stockwell is located in the borough of Lambeth in South West London. Arrive by tube and you can immediately sense this in an energetic neighbourhood. Urban architecture and design studio DSDHA undertook a range of community-focused regeneration projects in Stockwell, completing five schemes in the area by 2017. One was the creation of a pedestrian-friendly ‘point of arrival’ outside Stockwell station, with a new calm and dignified public realm, while other landscaping works include Stockwell Memorial Gardens.
The sense of community that Stockwell’s regeneration works have delivered have been reflected in the addition of new housing to the area in recent years. The bold, bright apartments at Aytoun, less than 10 minutes’ walk from Stockwell tube station, have everything needed for daily life within easy reach. Local schools, medical, sports facilities and gyms are all nearby, as is the lovely urban park and playground of Slade Gardens. Friendly local pub The Grosvenor Arms is a two-minute stroll round the corner, hosting quiz nights serving delicious pub grub, pop in for a pint!
Other popular Stockwell community hubs include Larkhall Park, which is home to football pitches, tennis courts and a playground, and Stockwell Skate Park – one of the longest established and most popular skate parks in London.
Food, of course, plays a big role in any close-knit community. This is certainly true in Stockwell, which is home to a delightfully diverse range of restaurants, cafés, and artisan delis. As the home of the largest Portuguese community outside of Portugal, Stockwell also boasts some outstanding Portuguese restaurants. Diners can enjoy hearty rice dishes, super-sweet pastries, and superb coffee, with beautifully flavoured octopus salad washed down with lightly sparkling green wine for the more adventurous – perfect with a chunk of rustic bread to mop up the juices.
Stockwell is also bursting with culture. Painter Vincent van Gogh took up residence locally in 1873, reportedly charmed by Stockwell’s abundant garden squares, while the modern-day area has a bustling music and arts scene. With Brixton town centre just a 10-15-minute walk from Aytoun, Stockwell residents can enjoy the very best of this buzzing scene. Brixton tube station and overground station are also within a 10-minute walk of Aytoun, for added convenience.
Music, dance and entertainment in a variety of other family-friendly forms are also on offer at the annual Stockwell Festival and Stockwell Park Summer Festival. The lively community celebrations provide something for everyone. From talented musicians and performers to arts and crafts workshops, sports. If you’re in need of a laugh then head to the Cavendish Arms for one of their comedy nights, or if you want to lose yourself in music, Phonox hosts a variety of club nights to enjoy.
With a selection of two- and three-bedroom apartments available through Shared Ownership at Aytoun, there has never been a better time to discover the pleasures of Stockwell. The first apartments at Aytoun are due to complete in February 2024, with a show home already available to view. For buyers who use our panel of recommended solicitors and financial advisors, we’re also offering a £1,000 cashback incentive on completion of purchase. Is it time you booked an appointment to view the Aytoun show home?
Buyers at Aytoun can purchase a share of 25% or more of their new home, with prices starting from £133,750 for a 2 bedroom apartment with a full market value of £535,000.