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.

Sw16 big

Key statistics for
Streatham SW16

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
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
Victoria (18 min)
London Bridge (25 min)
Victoria (21 min)
Streatham Hill
Victoria (19 min)
First Capital Connect
London Bridge (38 min)
Mitcham Eastfields
Victoria (18 min)
West Norwood
Victoria (25 min)
Tooting Bec
Leicester Square (21 min)
Tooting Broadway
Leicester Square (24 min)
Tulse Hill
London Bridge (17 min)
Victoria (13 min)
Leicester Square (19 min)
Thornton Heath
Victoria (24 min)
Colliers Wood
Leicester Square (26 min)
Gipsy Hill
Victoria (25 min)
Mitcham Junction
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 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Jamaica


12% of non-UK born population


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 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

New local treasures added regularly so keep popping back!

Treasures great little place All the treasures listed have been uncovered by Clicking on each will take you to their site for more info.

Find the London areas that match your personal criteria with our FREE widget Learn more