Stockwell was just a few houses around a village green up until the early 1800s. Stockwell Park became an exclusive early Victorian neighbourhood with many imposing villas in the 1830s. Stockwell now has a diverse townscape that includes several conservation areas and fine listed buildings like St Micheal's Church (Stockwell Park Road – 1840) and Stockwell Bus Garage (Landsdowne Way – 1854).

Although there are a fair amount of period conversions, many of the stunning period town houses in Stockwell have yet to be converted into apartments. There are a lot of cheap ex-council flats on offer in the area around the underground station. Stockwell has a park, and several cafés and bars on the cheaper end of the spectrum. Stockwell has immense potential for new development and is a prime area for modern living due to its excellent transport links and close proximity to Victoria and Central London.