The mural at Stockwell (Abram Games) uses the colours of the Victoria and Northern lines which intersect there and depicts a Swan in honour of the Swan Pub on the surface.
The Swan pub actually dates from the 1930s and although it is a very popular Irish night club venue, it is not in any way Victorian.
At Stockwell the Victoria line has its fifth and final cross platform interchange, this time with the Northern line heading south to Morden in one direction and north towards Kennington for the split for the Bank and Charing Cross Branches in the other.
A Victorian Tube
Stockwell Station was originally the southern terminus of the City and South London Railway. This was opened in 1890 by Victoria’s son Prince Albert and was London’s first deep level tube railway. The original station at Stockwell (now the Northern Line) has now been extensively modified, but you can get some idea of what it looked like by visiting nearby Kennington Station which retains its original form.
A Victorian Bandstand
Not far away is Myatt’s Fields. This is a park opened in 1889 and was named after Joseph Myatt a local market gardener. The park includes a football pitch, picnic area, children’s playground but most Victorian of all: a bandstand.
Priory Arms (Lansdowne Way)
The Priory Arms is situated in Landsdowne Way within walking distance of Stockwell station. It is a magnificent old pub which maintains the feeling of a real local yet at the same time attracts clientele from afar with its beer selection and gastropub-style burgers.