Living in Streatham area information and guide

Streatham area overview

Streatham in south London is an area on the up. It got a pretty loud wake-up call in 2002 when Streatham High Road was voted the "Worst Street in Britain" in a poll organised by the BBC Today programme and CABE. This largely reflected the dominance of through traffic along High Road. This has spurred on a big project of redevelopment and improvement with lots of buy-in from the local community. It's still a relatively affordable, less affluent and quite shabby part of town but some of the best parts of London often are.

There are strong signs of serious bit of local culture developing. Streatham Festival was established in 2002. It has grown to a festival with over 50 events held in an array of locations, from bars to churches and parks to youth centres, attracting over 3,000 people.

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Key statistics for
Streatham SW16

Rentonomy Ratings1
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Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Global Fusion
< 20 years old
Jamaica, India, Republic of Ireland
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Streatham?

Streatham contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Streatham High Road (SW16 1)
  • Leigham Court Road (SW16 2)
  • Baldry Gardens (SW16 3)
  • Norbury (SW16 4)
  • Streatham Common (SW16 5)
  • Streatham (SW16 6)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Streatham

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Streatham Common
Southern
Victoria (18 min)
Streatham
Southern
London Bridge (25 min)
Norbury
Southern
Victoria (21 min)
Streatham Hill
Southern
Victoria (19 min)
Tooting
First Capital Connect
London Bridge (38 min)
Mitcham Eastfields
Southern
Victoria (18 min)
West Norwood
Southern
Victoria (25 min)
Tooting Bec
Northern
Leicester Square (21 min)
Tooting Broadway
Northern
Leicester Square (24 min)
Tulse Hill
Southern
London Bridge (17 min)
Balham
Southern
Victoria (13 min)
Balham
Northern
Leicester Square (19 min)
Thornton Heath
Southern
Victoria (24 min)
Colliers Wood
Northern
Leicester Square (26 min)
Gipsy Hill
Southern
Victoria (25 min)
Mitcham Junction
Southern
Victoria (21 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Jamaica

Jamaica

12% of non-UK born population

India

11% of non-UK born population

Republic of Ireland

9% of non-UK born population

Type: Global Fusion

Here we have lots of young working people living in metropolitan terraces from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

We've teamed up with Greatlittleplace.com to help you discover some local treasures in this area, from great bars and restaurants, to open spaces, shops and markets.

This map shows the main points for the following locations:

Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

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