What makes living in Streatham Hill so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

A local’s guide to Streatham

Streatham is considered by many as the heart of South London, with a plentiful supply of buzzing bars and restaurants, bustling shops and markets, not to mention convenient transport links, good schools and every-day amenities. It’s no wonder Streatham Hill has quickly become a popular place to live.  Streatham is spread over a large part of the borough of Lambeth from Brixton to Norbury. It encompasses large green spaces and has an active local community.

The location

In Streatham Hill it’s not all hustle and bustle, there’s also an abundance of green open space where you can relax or get active – from the woodlands, wildlife and sporting facilities of the Tooting Commons, to Streatham Common’s tranquil secret garden and brand new playground for kids big and small. There’s no shortage of good schools either, with primary, secondary and prep schools close by. There are also a wide range of shopping facilities for day to day grocery needs with 5 large Supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and the Marks and Spencers.

Streatham Hill Transport Links

Streatham Hill has excellent transport links means a quick and easy journey to work. You’re just half a mile from Streatham Hill station and its fast, direct services to London Victoria. Streatham station offers Thameslink trains to Blackfriars and Farringdon, while both Streatham and Streatham Common stations provide a direct link to London Bridge. Balham is the nearest Underground station, and several bus routes serve Streatham Hill, covering local and central London destinations. Streatham Hill also has great bus links with Marble Arch, Brixton and Clapham Park being a half an hour bus drive away.


Streatham Hill has a selection of wonderful education facilities, one of which being Dunraven School which was awarded an Ofsted rating of “Outstanding” and has a motto of “Excellence for all” because all children should have an excellent education. Another great school is  Streatham Wells Primary School, a small school with a friendly atmosphere that has an Ofsted rating of “good” that is committed to providing the best learning environment for children.

Things to do in Streatham

Streatham Hill has a bubbling energy – morning, noon and night. With its café culture and growing number of quirky bars and cool restaurants, plus its shop-filled high street lined with both independent and nationwide brands, there’s enough to satisfy the foodies, the shopaholics, and everyone in between.  One of the best cafes is the award winning, well known Hideaway café that serves great food accompanied by live jazz, soul and funk music.  Another great option is Café Barcelona, a local café that combines Spanish and Portuguese hospitality and flair. They play live music and sell delicious treats including famous custard tarts and freshly brewed coffee. Visiting these two cafes is an absolute must if you live or Streatham Hill.  A family friendly option would be The Rookery Cafe, a small café with a vibrant garden near Streatham Common serving ice cream, toasties and avocado toast. If you’re a real foodie, you will love the yearly Streatham Food Festival that serve cuisine from all over the globe from local eateries.

If you’re an indie music lover, find out what’s on at the Streatham space project. Enjoy artistic poetry, music and workshops exuding with South London vibes.

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Written by the SO Resi In-House Team




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