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A guide to… Streatham

15 December 2021 / Area Guides, Buying, Renting

Streatham showcases a wide verity of property styles ranging from stunning mansion blocks such as Manor Court on Leigham Avenue, period houses and conversions located at the top of Tooting Bec Common and family homes which are located further towards the Tulse Hill area.

Streatham is filled with things to do that cater to all ages, abilities and interests. On Streatham High Road you will find the usual collection of High Street shopping favourites as well as a growing number of wine bars, restaurants and cafes which cater to the increasingly affluent residents.

Green space is one of Streatham’s greatest assets. Streatham Common is a well-tended, protected conservation area and has a lovely terraced garden. Also The Rookery is a nearby beautifully landscaped garden. Streatham Common provides an attractive background for the summer theatre. Both Streatham Common and the nearby Tooting Bec Common provide local residents with sports facilities for tennis, bowling and horse riding. Tooting Bec also has a Lido and an athletics track. Streatham also offers the newly opened Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre in which you can ice-skate, use the gym or sports hall facilities and swim.

State Primary and Junior Schools in Streatham include Henry Cavendish Primary School, Dunraven School and Telferscot Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Streatham include Bishop Thomas Grant School, La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ Schools and Graveney School.

Private Schools in Streatham include Streatham and Clapham High School and The Laurels School.

Streatham’s proximity to London has always made it a popular location for commuters. The three railway stations Streatham, Streatham Common and Streatham Hill (Travelcard Zone 3) mean you’re only 15 minutes from Victoria Station and 20 minutes from London Bridge. There are also frequent trains which will take you in the opposite direction to Surrey.

Streatham has fantastic bus routes and is the busiest London linked bus route after Oxford Street. There is a 24 hour service which runs to Brixton underground station, which on weekends also operates as a 24 hour service. Streatham High Road is located on the A23 which will ultimately take you to Brighton, but is also an excellent link into London.

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