Area Guide - Buying Properties in Streatham


Streatham came into existence as 'the hamlet on the road' where it traces its roots back to the Roman road Stane Street. Positioned between Brixton and Croydon along the A23, Streatham boasts a long high street adorned with a mix of independent and chain shops.
Streatham's housing landscape is a blend of Art Deco apartments and Victorian/Edwardian villas and terraces. The area includes the charming Streatham Village conservation zone and green spaces like Streatham Common.

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Streatham Common

The History of Streatham:

Historical records date back to a Saxon church at St Leonard's, and 'Estreham' is documented in the Domesday Book of 1086. The area transformed in the 18th century with the popularity of wells and a spa. Notable houses, including Henry Tate's residence Park Hill, emerged. Streatham embraced 19th and 20th-century entertainment, becoming a middle-class haven with retail landmarks like the first Waitrose in the 1950s.

Things to do in Streatham:

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Streatham Village Market

Food & Drink in Streatham:

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SW16 Bar & Kitchen


Streatham is home to three railway stations providing key transport links:


This Streatham Area Guide offers a comprehensive overview of the area's heritage, housing, leisure options, and transportation, making it an ideal destination in South London.

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