Borough of Wandsworth and Lambeth
Streatham is located in both of the Borough of Wandsworth and Lambeth, and it is bordered by Balham, Brixton, Tooting, West Norwood, Thornton Heath, Mitcham, and Crystal Palace.
Did you know?
- The name Streatham means ‘the Hamlet on the street’ as it was situated on the old Roman road from London to Brighton.
- Streatham Wells were renowned for their health-giving properties.
- Streatham was the site of the country’s first supermarket when Express Dairies Premier Supermarkets opened in 1951.
- On Park Hill, there is a large house which was rebuilt in the early 19th century for the Leaf family. Before that, it was the home of Sir Henry Tate, a wealthy sugar refiner, who helped the community in many ways including benefacting local libraries and founding the Tate Gallery at Millbank.
Look out for
Streatham Festival – Established in 2002 this festival has grown into an acclaimed arts festival with events including comedy, film, art, photography, food, music and dance. It has over 50 events held in an array of locations, from bars to churches and parks to youth centres, attracting over 3,000 people
The Hideaway – A jazz lovers’ paradise, with music every weekend and jam sessions and workshops during the week
Streatham High Road is the longest continuous high street in the UK and boats a variety of shops. There are many local and independent shops in Streatham, and the council is keen for people to support them. There is a yearly ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Streatham where the small businesses in the area do special offers throughout the day.
Bunk Burger – Trendy restaurant serving a range of different burgers, sides, and drinks
Addomme Tapas – A traditional pizzeria and trattoria with a wood-fired oven
Bar 61 – Family-run Spanish tapas restaurant serving fresh and tasty food
Kennedy’s Fish and Chips – Popular fish and chip shop near Streatham station
Rice Republic Chinese Restaurant – Simple, modern Chinese serving Dim Sum and a range of vegetarian and meat-based main courses
Trio Pizzeria – Cosy pizzeria with special offers and live jazz on the weekends
Exhibit B – A new bar opened in Streatham which boasts of being a youth club for adults, hosting many events such as life drawing, film clubs, as well as resident food caterers
The Hamlet – A great cocktail bar with vintage furniture and special events
19 Streatham Bar and Restaurant – An intimate venue with a great range of wine, spirits, and cocktails
Housing in the area is mostly Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses, 1930s suburban terraces, apartment blocks, and semi-detached family houses. The detached homes and larger semis can be found in the tree-lined streets off the High Road. There are some council housing estates in the area. The most sought-after areas include the ABCD Roads in Streatham Hill and the areas surrounding the common.
Balham station which is on the Northern Line
Brixton tube station which is on the Victoria Line
Balham to London Victoria in 12 minutes
Norbury & Streatham Common to London Bridge in 35 minutes
Norbury & Streatham Common to London Victoria in 22 minutes
Streatham Hill to London Bridge in 38 minutes
Streatham Hill to London Victoria in 18 minutes
Streatham to London Bridge in 23 minutes
Regular bus services run from Streatham through Brixton and into Central London.