With a population of around 60,000, Streatham is a growing and vibrant district in South London, situated five miles south of Charing Cross.
The town is fast becoming a hugely popular place to live and is, indeed, often described as being at the very heart of South London, with a lot to offer both visitors and residents.
As an area, it is made up of four different wards in the London Borough of Lambeth – St Leonard’s, Streatham Hill, Streatham South and Streatham Wells.
And now we’re going to tell you exactly why it’s such a great place to live…
Firstly, let’s talk about transport. Home to three train stations, Streatham is ideally placed for anyone wanting to commute into the capital. There are strong rail links to places such as London Bride, Victoria Station, Blackfriars and Farringdon.
There’s also a good bus network, taking you across the capital, and Streatham is renowned for having lots of free street parking – something that is largely unheard of in and around London.
Then we need to talk about education. On top of the great transport links, Streatham is home to a range of (literally) outstanding schools, as graded by Ofsted, the Government’s education inspectorate.
From Streatham Wells Primary School, graded as good and very popular with parents, to the outstanding Dunraven School, you won’t be short of choice for your little ones.
And now the formal stuff is out the way, let’s talk about the exciting stuff.
Streatham boasts a wide range of cafes, bars and pubs – as well as some fantastic open spaces. Brockwell Park, as one example, is generally hugely popular with families – largely owing to them nature railway that always goes down well with the kids.
The Hideaway Café is another popular spot, too. Perhaps more so for the grown-ups, though, who will be able to enjoy the live jazz, funk and soul music on offer inside.
And then last, but by no means least, no town is complete without a cinema, is it? Thankfully, Streatham is home to an ODEON which is ideal for the rainier days and nights.