Streatham Common is a large open space at the southern tip of Lambeth. It offers amazing views and has areas of woodland, grassland, wild flower meadows and a picnic area. It also contains The Rookery, a small and enchanting formal garden.

Wildlife features include the largest areas of acid grassland and woodland in Lambeth, which is why part of the Common has been declared a Local Nature Reserve.

The Common is a popular place for walking, jogging and sports as well as being an important stop on the Capital Ring, a long-distance circular walking route that goes around Greater London.

Streatham Common Playground Update

We are pleased to announce that works to the New Streatham Common Playground will commence 1st week of September and complete mid-December. The playground will be closed throughout the duration of the works. An alternative playground during this period is located in Streatham Vale Park.

The new playground will consist of a variety of play equipment suitable for use by toddlers through to pre-teens. As well as the new play equipment the landscaping will be refreshed to include improved access with an additional gate and more trees and shrubs. The design will allow for open spaces for independent play, picnic tables and extra benches.

The completed project will provide an exciting new play area for local families to enjoy in an environment sympathetic to the rest of the Common.

See the plans for the New Streatham Common playground

Streatham High Road
SW16

Facilities and services

FacilityFacility notes
Children's play area

Dog free

Paddling pool
Café
Formal garden

More information

Information on contacting the Friends of Streatham Common can be found on their website