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Streatham Common

A locals' guide to Streatham Common

"Streatham Common is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining."

Thomas Howe

"A mixture of independent and high street shops line Streatham High Road, which has seen great development over the past few years."

Luke Tubb

"You can be at London Victoria or London Bridge in less than half an hour from West Norwood Station."

Thomas Howe

What is your favourite place?

Where do Streatham Common locals go?

The Bull

This gastropub next to Streatham Common is fantastic! The décor is really cool, there's an impressive outdoor seating area with fires and the food is outstanding.

The Rookery

A walled garden that would not look out of place in a BBC costume drama. Stunning throughout the year and still relatively undiscovered by the residents of South London. The gardens are beautifully maintained by a justifiably proud set of volunteers.

Norwood Grove House

Known locally as the "White House", Norwood Grove House and its well-tended formal gardens were opened in 1926 by the future King Edward VIII. It is the centrepiece of Norwood Grove itself; a large expanse of grass from which you can overlook Streatham and its surrounding areas. It is thoroughly underutilised and all the better for it!

La Casita

A fantastic choice of Spanish food and drink all at great value!


Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.

Tariq Halal Meats

An amazing butchers in Streatham that is part of a small franchise of equally great stores.

Tooting Bec Lido

A great place for a swim! Because it's an open air pool, it's ideal in the summer.

Cut the Mustard

This delightful cafe between Tooting and Streatham is a real hidden gem. They have everything you would expect on a brunch menu and the portions are huge!

West Norwood Feast

A community market in south London. Community comes together to taste, eat, drink and admire or buy all handmade items and all things that are on offer.

West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre

So many activities for adults and children. I personally love the exercise classes, Zumba and Boxfit.

Brooks and Gao

One of only a few decent coffee shops on Streatham High Road. It's slightly pricier than its competitors, but for the quality of the food and coffee, it's justified.

Perfect Blend

Lovely place for a coffee in the morning before getting in to the office and amazing cooked breakfasts with thick milkshakes. It turns into a bar at night with an extensive cocktail menu and it's open until 2am!


A great recently opened restaurant on Streatham Hill. Go here for something completely different to the other places in the area.

Knowles of Norwood

This lovely quirky bar is quiet mid-week for a lovely intimate meal or catch up. And lively on the weekend with a lovely band. Good atmosphere. Rustic style.


Just along Mitcham Lane, this cafe serves a delicious brunch menu. The coffee is really good and the dishes are all served with a MUD twist - the prettiest breakfast I've ever seen!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Streatham, Norbury, West Norwood, Norwood, Streatham Hill, Tooting, Crystal Palace, Balham, Thornton Heath and Colliers Wood

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Why do you find Streatham Common a great place to live?


"Streatham Common is amazingly quiet and perfect for family living. There are loads of lovely old Victorian houses. We are also seeing an influx of young professionals, a bit like Balham a few years ago. Check out the Rookery and the woodlands at the top of the common, you wouldn't believe you were in central London. The transport links are great too. Every 15 minutes to Victoria, every 30mins to London bridge (although cha... more

January 2015


"It features a beautiful park with a hill view of the surrounding areas. Suitable for a modern life style with 24h Tesco, nice local pubs, gyms and well connected to central London. Many areas are also under development by the local council."

January 2015

Local resident

"Streatham Common is very family friendly."

November 2014


"I'm a student and I've lived in Streatham Common for almost a year now and I love it! My road is lovely and quiet, and just down the road from the common and Thornton Heath park which is gorgeous in summer. The Streatham High Road is your typically diverse South London high road, and has everything you need (banks, shops, cinema, restaurants, bars etc.). There are 3 big supermarkets nearby (Sainsbury's, Morrisons a... more

June 2013


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"Sir Norman Bishop Hartnell was born in Streatham in 1901. He became Dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother, as well as designing outfits for other socialites and royalty throughout his long career."

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