USS Dominik @ Stockwell

USS stands for underground’s secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction:


This station is in zone 2, and it belongs to the London Borough of Lambeth, which is in the south part of London.

Stockwell tube station was open in 1890. I visited it on 23.09’2019.

The station looks unloved, dull, and it feels like it was a witness of many crimes. The northern line platforms are divided with ‘fake’ looking wall. I think this where was the original island platform (currently, you can see this kind of platform at Clapham Common tube station). The only fancy thing I found is Swan on the on tiles. 

Swan on the tiles

To add to “feeling safe” is a Brtish Transport Police station inside station near exit.

The first impression after I left station was “This place is excellent to be robbed”. It feels dodgy to me. It creates an unsettling first impression, but I need more research about this area as I have a feeling that this place has some hidden gems that I haven’t discover. The reason why I think that is Stockwell has a large Portuguese community and it is known as “Little Portugal”. I have noticed lots of Portuguese shops and restaurants.

Any interesting historical events and Trivia

  1. It is a first the southern terminus of the first deep-level tube known as City & South London Railway and Northern Line now.
  2. Swan motive that you can spot on the station originated from a Swan public house near the station when it was open.

Is Good independent coffee place nearby?

Well. There are many places, but most of the shops were closed before I arrived and it was raining, so I went to Jack’s Cafe, which is nearby. Jacks cafe is exceptionally average. It looks like a fake posh cafe place. It ticks all thing that hipster cafe should have: fancy lighting, the seat for work and chat, toilet tiles(or wood) walls. Snacks selection is typical for dodgy convenience shop.

To be fair, the only real complaint I could make is the table was a bit dirty, but the place looks like it is clean on a regular base.

Coffee cost 2.50, so for what you pay, it is OK.

Cafe has a beautiful view of the war memorial. 

Overall. The place is OK without the WOW factor.

Is any Good restaurant nearby?

It sounds harsh like everything I said about Stockwell so far. Let’s talk about the good stuff. I went to A Toca restaurant, and I think an interesting Portuguese restaurant to visit.

Decent service. Great ambience. A big portion of food that is reasonably priced but sadly, I chose the wrong food. Beer tastes OK.

It is worth to pop in if you fancy Portuguese food or there is a pub next door if you fancy a pint and want to support the Portuguese team.

Is any compelling places to see nearby?

Near to the station and opposite Jack’s cafe is a Stockwell War Memorial. It looks a see it and if you into war history then to check website when you can find lots of information.

Place is also full of street art.

Street art

Note: All resources I used to gather knowledge I will keep on the introduction page (