- Transport links
- Schools and services
- Restaurants, bars and pubs
Introduction to Streatham Area Guide
Streatham is an area with a very long and varied history, and during this history, it has reinvented itself several times.
Originally a small village on the Roman road from London to Brighton, it evolved into a resort town due to the supposed healing properties of the water from the local well.
And then in the 20th century, Streatham emerged as one of the livelier places to spend an evening in London. Modern day Streatham has incorporated much of this history into its current vibe.
Streatham is well served by public transport, making it perfect for commuters. It has plenty of schooling options and local facilities, great for families, and a wide range of properties on offer.
Great shopping and plenty of good nightlife and entertainment options make Streatham an exciting place to live. And considering the fairly low property prices for an area so close to Central London, Stratham is actually something of a bargain.
Although it should be said that house prices are starting to rise fairly rapidly in the area, as people uncover this well-kept secret.
When it comes to green spaces, Streatham is gifted to have the large open space that is Streatham Common. This is a large natural area made up of parkland and woodland. There is also a large open-air theatre that is very popular on summer evenings.
Streatham House Prices
In the last year, most of the properties sold in Streatham were flats. The average price of a flat was £380,000. Terraced properties sold on average for £590,000 and semi-detached properties averaged £785,000.
Transport links in Streatham Area Guide
Streatham covers a large area, and actually has three separate mainline stations, these are Streatham Hill, Streatham, and Streatham Common.
These link to several major rail networks including Thameslink. Streatham does not have its own London Underground station. The two closest are Brixton and Balham.
Bus routes abound within Streatham and help to outweigh the fact there is no local tube access. Services head into Central London and out towards the rest of Greater London. Although there is no night bus service.
Schools in Streatham Area Guide & public services
Parents in Streatham have access to a number of excellent schools. Primary schools of note include Woodmansterne Primary and St Andrew’s Catholic Primary. When it comes to secondary schools, then Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic is a good choice, it has an emphasis on new world skills such as I.T. Dunraven School is also good, offering a full 6th form education.
Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre provides the only Olympic-sized skating rink in London as well as swimming facilities and a gymnasium. Streatham has two tennis clubs. The Wigmore Tennis Club and the Telford Park Lawn Tennis Club. Streatham Library has been revamped and offers a huge range of books, as well as free PC access and a reading garden.
Restaurants and Bars in Streatham Area Guide
Streatham is a large place, and because of this, there are a huge number of bars, pubs, restaurants and other entertainments venues available to residents. There really is something to suit every taste and budget.
Bars/Pubs: For something a little special, check out Pratts & Payne. This is a renowned gastropub, that in the summer months, serves fresh BBQ in the garden, very popular with all ranges of people including families. For something a little more upmarket, Hamlet is an excellent little cocktail bar, but a tad pricey. For a traditional English pub, The Bull is worth a mention, with its traditional ales and good solid pub grub.
Restaurants: There really is something for everyone in Streatham. Possibly the most renowned is Nineteen, an eclectic local eatery and one of the regular participants in the Streatham Food Festival. For something romantic, then check out Brighton Way. This restaurant was converted from an old style pub and now offers fantastic food in a very tranquil and private setting. Oishiii is the local Japanese restaurant, one that is so good that it attracts diners from all over London and sometimes beyond. For great pizza, Bravi Ragazzi is the local go-to eatery. Mentioned often in London guides and very popular with locals, this is a great pizza place. For more eclectic menu selections, then both Perfect Blend and Beyrouths are extremely popular and the prices won’t break the bank either.