Streatham Area Guide
Streatham, located within the London Borough of Lambeth and centres around Streatham High Road, the longest shopping parade in the UK. At the northern end of the road you will find Streatham Hill and at the Southern end Streatham Common. The area is now one of the most culturally diverse neighbourhoods in London and attracts young professionals and families alike. The area offers an array of open green spaces of Streatham Common and three railway stations making it the perfect hub for commuting into the City. Regeneration has led to the opening of numerous bars, restaurants and shops making Streatham a highly desirable location for now and the future.
In close proximity to Streatham Hill, Streatham Common offers and array of greenery, woodland and meadows. With spectacular views across London, the Common also boasts a designated local nature reserve and The Rookery which is an attractive, formally landscaped area showcasing ornamental flowers, pond and a rock garden. Locals and residents can even escape busy London life and enjoy the tranquillity of at the Rookery Café on those lazy weekend mornings.
Eating and drinking
Once known as the “West End of South London” due to its cinemas, theatres and ballroom, the area now offers fantastic places to eat and drink. Although there is so much choice, we have some places in particular which are our favourites. The locals highly recommend the fresh ingredients and blend of flavours from all around the world at Perfect Blend or If you are looking to try something new, experience an Aussie inspired café at Brickwood Café, providing only the highest quality coffee and brunch.
The area is served by an excellent range of quirky but cosy cocktail bars to enjoy those warm summer evenings. The locals enjoy relaxing and socialising at The Hamlet, a perfectly balanced cocktail bar with a friendly mix of refinement and character. If this is not your thing, why not experience a real, traditional pub. The Bull offers real ales and a burger shack, giving it a modern twist whilst retaining its character and history. If wine is more your thing, then visit Streatham Wine House, highly recommended for sharing amazing wine from all around the world.
The Streatham Festival, established in 2001 celebrates everything that the area has to offer. This arts festival brings live music, arts, food and lots of fun for the little ones, making it the perfect spot for the whole family.
Streatham was once characterised as a village until the arrival of the railway in 1856. The area boasts a vast amount of desirable properties and styles. Streatham Hill is home to medium and large Victorian terraced houses, whereas detached homes and larger semi-detached homes are found on streets off the High Road and towards Streatham Common. With an increase in residents moving to the area in the 1930’s, apartment blocks were built in the area to house the increasing population and these are being very well maintained today.
Rail: Streatham is served by three railway stations: Streatham Hill, Streatham Vale and Streatham which have regular connections into London Bridge and London Victoria.
Tube: Although the Streatham area does not have a direct tube station, locals are only a short bus ride from Balham underground station (Northern Line) and Brixton (Victoria Line).
Buses: The neighbourhood is well served by a number of different bus routes.
50 to Croydon
109 to Brixton
333 to Elephant and castle
133 to Liverpool Street
A word from Patrick: Streatham has so many amazing houses it is quite outstanding, some of them are on a scale far beyond neighbouring areas and with gardens to match. It’s no wonder that people are moving in Streatham’s direction rather than moving out of London as their family’s grow. You can benefit for the large expansive homes and quick commute times in to and out of the city without paying the price usually associated with homes in South West London