A revived area indicative of South London's burgeoning development
"A mixture of independent and high street shops line Streatham High Road, which has seen great development over the past few years."Chris Campbell
"Streatham Common is the perfect place to hang out when the sun is shining."Stephanie Kele
"You can be at London Victoria or London Bridge in less than half an hour from West Norwood Station."Stephanie Kele
Where do Streatham locals go?
Tariq Halal Meats
An amazing butchers in Streatham that is part of a small franchise of equally great stores.
Submitted by Ermal
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!
Submitted by Chris
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.
Submitted by Daisy
The best decor I have ever seen in a bar. The Hamlet is almost like a Hidden Gem in Streatham. Beautiful food, cocktails and staff.
Submitted by Charlene
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!
Submitted by Stephen
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.
Submitted by Stephen
Le Tour de France
The best fresh coffee, croissants and bread. Lovely family-owned independent. Get there early for their bread and croissants - they sell out fast.
Submitted by Bevelee
Streatham Wine House
Excellent wine by the bottle or special wines can be tasted by the glass.
Submitted by Vivien
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.
Submitted by Daisy
The owners who are friendly and love a chat and a joke. The bar sells great tapas and you can enjoy an old fashioned leisurely lunch in a bar that has the atmosphere of a bygone age - love it.
Submitted by Linda
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.
Submitted by Daisy
A great recently opened restaurant on Streatham Hill. Go here for something completely different to the other places in the area.
Submitted by Graeme
Tooting Bec Lido
A great place for a swim! Because it's an open air pool, it's ideal in the summer.
Submitted by Oliver
Why do you find Streatham a great place to live?
"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
"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 "
"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."
"The rookery up the common - lovely place to go for a picnic. Also great are Streatham festival and overground connections."
"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. "
"Tooting Common and Wigmore Lawn Tennis Club."
What do you like about Streatham?
Did you know?
"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."
Child-friendly activities near Streatham
Postnatal GroupFaylands Childrens Centre
This is a group for parents with young babies where they can make friends and get support from other parents in a similar situation. This group is for mothers and fathers who have a baby under the age of 1 year. At the group parents can get help from a professional about: weaning, First Aid, and sleep routines. There is no need to book please drop in. Website
Parent and Child GroupThe Waldorf School of South West London, Streatham Methodist Church,
In a quiet, relaxed environment with soft colours and natural materials children play freely with simple wooden toys, handmade rag dolls, play cloths and nature's toys like conkers, shells and pine cones. Website
Rhythm 'n' BabesSt James Church Centre,
Rhythm 'n' Babes is a music and activity class aiming to encourage children to enjoy and explore music and movement. Website
Coffee and Creche - Managing Everyday LifeFayland Children's Centre,
An opportunity for parents and carers to get together and get advice and support on topics that are important to them while their children are looked after in the crèche. Website
Playhouse Parent and Toddler GroupSt. Albans Parish Hall,
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. Website
Songs and StoriesFayland Children's Centre
Come and take part in our new session focussed on music and movement . This activity aims to help children to: enjoy listening to stories together, develop concentration and language development, and have fun. Website
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in Streatham with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Website
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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