Just enough survive to provide some gracious streets, though not enough to make Stockwell a fully fledged gentrified inner suburb.
The area is about 20 per cent cheaper than its near neighbour, Clapham, despite being that bit closer to the West End, and has more in common with edgy Brixton.
Tagus Apartments in Lingham Street are moments from Stockwell Tube station and named after the river that runs through the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, as this part of the south-west London district is known as Little Portugal. The contemporary-design block has eight space-efficient flats with custom-made German kitchens, underfloor heating and large windows. All have outside space - one flat has an 883sq ft roof terrace.
Prices from £425,000. Call Jackson-Stops & Staff on 020 7664 6649.