Portuguese in London
Are you a Portuguese person living in London or someone looking to experience Portuguese culture in the capital? If so here is where you will find everything that is Portugal in London.
Portuguese Population in London: Estimated 50,000
Main Areas: South London, Vauxhall, Clapham, Stockwell
Embassy: 11 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PP. Ph: 020 7235 5331
Famous London Stranger: Jose Mourinho (Football Manager) is a stranger that came to London and made a huge impact in a short amount of time. He annointed himself as the "special one", however no one could question his achievements at Chelsea FC. Jose currently manages Manchester United FC.
Portuguese Community in London: The Portuguese community is huge in London with an expat community around 50,000 people mostly based in South London with stockwell being a particular hotspot.
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Portuguese Restaurants in London
A Toca (Stockwell) When restaurants have to grow in size because they are popular they are worth trying out. A Toca serves traditional Portuguese food with no fuss, good portions and at reasonable value for money. Not a place to take a new date but one which you may want to frequent regularly.
Wine and Bread (Hendon) Romantic, cosy and interesting restaurant serving Portuguese fare.
O Cantinho De Portugal (Brixton) Simple and friendly Portuguese restaurant & bar in South London.
Portuguese Services in London
Portuguese Community Groups/Associations in London
Portuguese-British Chamber of Commerce: Promotes trade and investment opportunities between Portugal and the United Kingdom. They run events for businesses and professionals which are great opportunities to network and also provide useful information to businesses.
Anglo-Portuguese Society: Cultural association which promotes contemporary Portuguese culture and history.
ABRAS: Is a Brazilian association that is set up to help people when they relocate to London helping them set up bank accounts, find work, visa matters etc. Whist they are a Brazilian association, Portuguese people new to London are welcome to use their services.
Academia Do Bacalhau: A friendly Portuguese social club that meets regularly.
Missao Catolica Portuguesa: (Bayswater, Camden Town, Clapham Common, Fulham)
Revival Church: (London, Woking, Hounslow)