Streatham is a district in zone 3 south London, mostly in the London Borough of Lambeth. Once known as the ‘West End of South London” thanks to its cinemas, theatres and ballroom, Streatham fell on harder times, developing a less than salubrious reputation. But all of that has started to change. With people being priced out of neighbouring Clapham and Balham, plus a multi-million pound regeneration scheme, Streatham is experiencing a resurgence, and is a great place to both live and invest.
What makes Streatham a great place to live?
Ample green space
Streatham benefits from lots of parkland, including Streatham and Tooting Bec Commons. The Rookery is a beautiful walled garden and one of South London’s best kept secrets.
Rail: Streatham has three train stations: Streatham Hill, with services to Victoria (17 minutes) and London Bridge (40 minutes); Streatham, which serves London Bridge (25 minutes) as well as being on the Thameslink line to St Albans and Luton; and Streatham Common, with services to Victoria (18 minutes) and London Bridge (30 minutes).
Bus: The area is extremely well served by bus with routes to many destinations, including the 50 to Croydon, 109 and 250 to Brixton, 333 to Elephant & Castle and the 133 to Liverpool Street.
Tube: While Streatham does not have a Tube station of its own, it is a short journey by bus to Brixton (Victoria Line) or by train to Balham (Northern Line).
Investment and regeneration
Streatham has benefited from a large amount of regeneration, including a £1.4m library refit, a leisure centre, supermarket, and the capital’s only Olympic-sized ice rink.
A good choice of schools
You have the choice of excellent private schools within a 20 minute drive, such as Dulwich College, James Allen’s Girls’ School and Alleyn’s School, plus several ‘Outstanding’ rated state primary schools. The Dunraven School is very well thought of, and offers primary, secondary and sixth form education.
Plenty of places for eating and drinking
There are lots of great places to eat and drink in Streatham, with many of the best establishments located around the Streatham Common area.
Average property prices in Streatham:
1 bedroom – £347,152
2 bedroom - £439,380
3 bedroom – £600,352
4 bedroom – £888,815
The average rental in Streatham is £363 per week for a two-bedroom property.
Why invest in Streatham?
You can still get quite a lot for your money in Streatham in comparison to neighbouring Clapham, Brixton and Balham. It’s on the rise though, with property prices going up 21% in the last year, so best be quick.
If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Streatham, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.
Places of interest
In the heart of South London on Streatham Hill Road, close to Streatham Hill overground, in – you guessed it, Streatham – there is a slice of continental sophistication in the form of 19 Bar. Their decor is sleek and modern, and their drinks are worth a visit in and of themselves, whether you go for a smoothie in the daytime or a cocktail in the evening. They’re open for full English breakfasts, lunchtime sandwiches and full evening meals, with international, British and European influences seen all over the menu.
Early risers travelling down Streatham Hill Road in the daytime will find it difficult to pass up on their steak ciabatta, their omelettes and pastas, while those beginning a South London night out will delight in their bar menu and grill specialities, burgers, and if you’re going in a large group, a sharing platter to accompany your drinks. Book a table now for one of the classiest ways to spend an evening out in Streatham.
Bar 61 Restaurant
Located in Streatham Hill Bar 61 is a family run restaurant in which Father and sons work together to provide a friendly professional service.
All customers are warmly greeted at the door and invited into the restaurant and bar.
One of the many key features of the restaurant is the high standard of personal service.
The atmosphere has a relaxed yet upbeat charm with many customers now friends of the family returning time after time.
We are an award winning restaurant.
The Five Bells is a friendly, traditional pub located on Streatham High Road. Whether you want to settle down in front of our cosy log fire, watch some sport on one of the three the big screens, or get competetive with a game of darts, we've got it covered. Meals served evenings and weekends from our 5 Star rated kitchen.
Pratts & Payne
Take a wander down Streatham High Street and you will no doubt end up in Pratts & Payne, a pub named after the two most memorable landmarks from Streathams past; the now sadly destroyed Pratts department store and recently deceased madam Cynthia Payne.
Full of fine ales, delicious food, music, board games and a host of events, you only need spend five minutes chatting to the staff to find out just what the pub has to offer.
Summer months see the garden full for the barbecues, while the Sunday roasts take over in the cooler winter months and celebrations such as Christmas and Halloween have a special place in the pubs heart too and are not to be missed.
The White Lion
The White Lion is a unique community arts and music hub located in the heart of South London serving scrummy food with wonderful vibes.