Vauxhall and Stockwell
SW8 & SW9
These two areas are immediate neighbours in the London Borough of Lambeth. Both areas have undergone recent improvement and redevelopment.
Vauxhall (SW8) is well known to many for the location of MI6 building, courtesy of James Bond Films. However, Vauxhall also forms the eastern section of the Nine Elms redevelopment zone (the western section being Battersea Power Station). Historically, Vauxhall has always been known for its vibrant night life, this is now not as dominant, as new developments are being constructed and the night life is being moved on, due to increased rents and redevelopment.
The housing is mixed Victorian, post war and now extensive new build construction. The ownership is mostly investors who rent out their apartments. Few families live in Vauxhall, simply due to the housing stock and the limited green spaces.
Fentiman Road runs north-south and connects with Vauxhall and Stockwell. This is the best road in the area.
Stockwell (SW9) is known to most for its underground station, connecting the Northern Line with the preferred Victoria Line. There are limited restaurants to both areas, particularly in Stockwell, which is a mixed residential location, with extensive council homes and affordable housing. Close by to Stockwell is the Oval Cricket Ground which also benefits from a tube line.