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Streatham

A revived area indicative of South London's burgeoning development

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

Thomas Howe

"St Luke's Church, West Norwood was built in the early 19th century and sits at the top of Norwood High Street."

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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Streatham locals go?

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.

Tariq Halal Meats

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

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.

La Casita

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

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!

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!

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.

Hood

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

Tooting Bec Lido

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

Negril

The best Caribbean food and the rum punch really packs a punch! The platter is amazing and the saltfish fritters with the gravy are unbelievable...

West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre

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

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.

Cream's

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

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!

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Streatham Hill, West Norwood, Norbury, Balham, Tooting, Norwood, Colliers Wood, Brixton, Clapham and Herne Hill

What do you love about Streatham?

Why do you find Streatham a great place to live?

Waqar

"It is a very exquisite area with a strong sense of a peaceful atmosphere. The friendly community surrounded makes it a very peaceful atmosphere, where all individuals are loving and caring. The nearby shops make it easy for one to have access to a variety of food and clothing. It is very close to a bus stop, and a railway station, allowing one to have easy access to transport. The houses in the area are very big, with a spacio... more

January 2015

Local resident

"1. Access to two lovely wild-life-friendly open spaces (Tooting Common and Streatham Common/ Rookery/ Norwood Grove) 2. Good transport links (would be even better if we had the tube) 3. The unique, wonderful (and huge) Tooting Bec Lido "

November 2014

Local resident

"Excellent nursery (Cavendish Lodge in Lewis Road) - has just been ranked best in south London by Mamas & Papas. Lovely community feeling and lots of young families. Schools are getting better too, some really decent primary schools around."

June 2012

Local resident

"The rookery up the common - lovely place to go for a picnic. Also great are Streatham festival and overground connections."

June 2012

Lisa H

"Streatham Common overground is at the end of my road which means transport links around London are perfect. It takes less than 15minutes to get into Victoria and is 3 mins away from Balham which gives direct access to the Northern Line. Also, at the other end of my road is Streatham Common. Always clean and very family friendly. Great for summer runs or just relaxing in the sunshine. "

May 2011

Local resident

"Tooting Common and Wigmore Lawn Tennis Club."

May 2011

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"Once the backdrop for the pool scene in Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch', Tooting Bec Lido is 100 yards long and 33 yards wide, coming in as the second largest swimming pool in the UK."

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  1. About Streatham

    Streatham is a district in south London, England, located in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 5 miles south of Charing Cross. Streatham means "the hamlet on the street". The street in question, the London to Brighton Way, was the Roman Road from the capital Londinium to the coast near Portslade.

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