This year’s Streatham Festival has a theme of ‘Celebrating Streatham’. They’ll be exploring every aspect of life in our local community, from its green spaces to hidden buildings, local artists, theatre, comedy, music and events. Catering to both the young and old everyone will revel in great diversity that exists in Streatham.
Streatham Common is a large and open space on the southern edge of Streatham near to both the Streatham and Streatham Common railway stations. It offers amazing views and has areas of woodland, grassland, wild flower meadows and a picnic area.
As well as the historic common, there is also an adjacent formal garden called The Rookery, laid out on the site of one of Streatham’s historic mineral wells. The Rookery is well known for its old cedar trees and White Garden designed in the same style as that at Sissinghurst Castle. The gently sloping lawns of The Rookery are used as an open-air theatre in the summer.
The play area on the common is has been recently redeveloped and improved.