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The Best Things to See and Do in Streatham, London

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Updated: 6 February 2018

It’s no wonder Streatham is a popular spot with Londoners, considering it borders some of the busiest locations in the city. While its neighbouring areas are becoming increasingly saturated, the vibrant Streatham is fast-becoming a rising South London hotspot, offering a selection of incredible eateries and coffee shops. Here are the best things to see and do in Streatham.

Enjoy a slice of Italy at Bravi Ragazzi Pizzeria

This Neapolitan pizzeria prides itself on its authenticity and is an absolute hit with Streatham locals. The menu boasts a great selection of traditional pizza toppings as well as the chef’s favourites, all put together on a mouth-watering sourdough base. All the pizzas are popped into the restaurant’s wood-fire oven for a rustic feel. Feast out on a selection of delicious Italian starters, such as olives, bruschetta and focaccia bread to warm up your stomach for your dreamy doughy main course. This authentic pizzeria even has Italians singing its praises!

2A Sunnyhill Rd, London SW16 2UH

Simply Margherita.. the queen of the pizzas 👸🍕! Keep up the tradition 🌋

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Drop in for a coffee at Batch & Co

If its unique outdoor sign stating ‘Coffee Diversion’ doesn’t get your attention, the smell of coffee will certainly lure you in. The independent coffee shop uses coffee beans from London’s Caravan Coffee Roasters, with a 21-day turnaround to ensure maximum freshness for Streatham locals. Batch & Co’s atmosphere is chill, and staff are incredibly friendly, making it the perfect community hub for social gatherings. Grabbing a bite to eat is also a great idea, with a menu offering pastries, cakes, sourdough toasties and brunch and lunch options from 8am everyday.

54 Streatham Hill, London SW2 4RD

Sample some great Vietnamese food at Saigon Bistro

This family-run Vietnamese restaurant makes the perfect spot for a weekday dinner with its super-chill ambiance. The restaurant’s Head Chef Loc Bui was born and raised in Saigon (the old capital of Vietnam) but eventually settled in London. The menu boasts incredible family recipes passed down through the generations, offering a mix of meat dishes and veggie options, so there’s something to suit every taste (and spice tolerance).


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70 Streatham Hill, London SW2 4RD

Explore the weekend farmer’s market

Streatham Market opened in September 2017 as a brand-new market space to be enjoyed by the Streatham community. The large space situated next to Streatham Common holds a capacity for 70 stalls and offers locals organic, locally sourced farm produce including cheese, salad, vegetables, fruit, bread and cakes. It also has some incredible hot food stalls and a selection of craft and vintage knick-knacks. Open Saturdays from 10am until 3pm.

Get lost in Streatham’s Secret Garden

If you’re a Streatham local (or frequent visitor to the area) you may be familiar with The Rookery, a gorgeous garden located at the top of Streatham Hill. If you follow the picket fence as it moves around the corner of the café, it reveals one of Streatham’s best kept secrets: the stunning green space is reminiscent of a quintessentially British garden, with pagoda-covered paths, fountains and ponds around every turn. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Streatham’s stunning garden space is certainly worth a visit.

Covington Way, London SW16 3BX