Little Portugal, London

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Little Portugal is an area in South London, specifically around Stockwell, where there is a large Portuguese community.[1] To some extent, the area geographically corresponds with the South Lambeth area.

History[edit]

Many families from Portugal first settled in the area during the 1960s and 1970s. Many worked in the catering and hospitality trade, with some women gaining a reputation as efficient and courteous domestic servants. Later, others, with their savings, started to open restaurants on the South Lambeth Road.[citation needed]

Modern community[edit]

There are estimated to be some 27,000 Portuguese in this part of London, which makes it one of the largest communities within the Portuguese British population. There is also a sizable Brazilian community residing in Little Portugal as well.[citation needed]

Many London Portuguese can trace their origins to Madeira.[citation needed] Another area in London with a considerable Portuguese population is the Golborne Road area in Notting Hill, and other areas around Ladbroke Grove.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guerreiro, Rita (2009). "Little Portugal in Great Britain". Europe in the UK. European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°28′27″N 0°7′21″W / 51.47417°N 0.12250°W / 51.47417; -0.12250