From shopping on High Street to hitting the Olympic-grade ice rink, a leisurely garden stroll to live music performances—here’s our pick of the best activities to spend the perfect weekend out and about in the Streatham neighbourhood.
Buzzy brunch spot Perfect Blend is an ideal place to start the day, with an extensive offering of mouth-watering brunch dishes and drinks to match, from quality coffee to hair of the dog. Both family and pet friendly, the restaurant features an eclectic array of mix-matched furniture—from armchairs and sofas indoors to a cool outside patio—to accommodate groups of all sizes. This place fills up quickly, so secure a table reservation in advance to guarantee your spot.
Streatham has no shortage of green spaces, but for one of the best places to immerse yourself in flora and fauna you’ll want to head to The Rookery, nestled within Streatham Common. A Grade II-listed historic garden with cascading ornamental ponds and stunning flowerbeds, it’s easy to see why London In Bloom named this ‘Park of the Year’. The Rookery is a clean, welcoming open space, complete with a popular café for an afternoon treat. Keep an eye out every month for The Rookery Farmers Market, showcasing a number of local independent businesses including organic butchers, children’s clothing brands, local breweries and much more.
Streatham Space Project
This modern performance art space was launched in 2018 by industry professionals, using live theatre, comedy, cinema and music to bring the community together while fostering an appreciation for the local arts. With an eclectic line-up, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, and it’s well worth following their social channels for regular schedule updates. Their comedy nights are known to have unannounced cameos from the best in the business as they test out new material.
Tate Streatham Library
London’s libraries are often housed amongst stunning historic architecture and Tate Streatham Library is no exception. Expect to find warm welcoming spaces and attractive reading rooms with the original features of the century-old building still intact. Located along Streatham High Road, the library serves as a community hub, regularly hosting events such as live music performances and arthouse film screenings, and participating in annual cultural events including Black History Month, StreatArt Festival & LGBTQ+ History Month. Stay up-to-date on their social channels and via the online event calendar.
Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre
Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre lies in the heart of Streatham, acting as a gathering hub for the local community. It boasts the only Olympic-sized ice-skating rink in London and is a state-of-the-art multi-facility leisure centre. The venue offers day passes and regularly scheduled classes for budding skaters. Keep your eyes peeled because Team GB regularly practices their ice-dance performances here.
The High Parade
Streatham High Road has been through many regenerations, but it’s still the proud owner of the title of longest high street in Europe. The high parade is the home of popular shopping destinations from established national brands to small independent businesses, with an array of exciting boutiques and showrooms to browse. Grab a unique gift at The Indigo Tree, touting celebratory gifts, cards and novelty items, or treat your loved ones to a stunning bouquet from local florist Luxe Petals London.
Tooting Bec Lido
Located near Streatham Park you’ll find the UK’s largest outdoor fresh water swimming pool, Tooting Bec Lido. Open 365 days a year and measuring 100 yards long by 33 yards wide, Tooting Bec Lido is the perfect leisure spot for families, offering lessons of all kinds, from children’s swimming lessons to morning pool-side yoga classes. The lido also features a kid’s paddling area, café, onsite showers and changing rooms for convenience.