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The Stuff We Can't Fit In Somewhere Else in Streatham, Greater London*

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  • Caesar's Palace, the Bingo Hall, The Bowling Alley - (not to mention the Tesco/Lambeth ice rink, swimming pool ongoing fiasco) the demise of Pratt's dept store - COME ON FOR GOODNESS SAKE! Streatham used to be Grand - let's take it halfway to being grand again - PLEASE!
  • Streatham is mentioned in Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence.
  • The "plague pit" on the green is an urban myth I'm afraid. That sinister looking mound is, in fact, a WWII air raid shelter. There is a plague pit beneath the crypt at St Leonard's Church though.
  • I have made a web site on the history, with photos etc. of the Telford Park Estate, Streatham Hill. Perhaps you could put a link to it, or its URL in your list? The URL is It isn't fun, but quite interesting, I think. The Streatham Society Home Page, which would be more relevant, seems to have disappeared.
  • Does anyone have any idea what they are going to do with the old ABC/Cannon cinema? It was pretty ridiclous to have two so close to each other, but it would be a real shame to let that building turn into something dull...
  • A really good stationariy shop beside The Odeon is really good, if you're intrested...! And go to if you're under 18 'cause the UK's first under 18's music festival is happening on Clapham Common - Oct/Nov 2001 - and it's in conjuction with Kiss 100 so expect good bands
  • I have lived here for a year and have not seen any prostitutes? Where are they? Dissapointed of Streatham
  • Worth a visit, even if while passing at high speed on the Thamselink...
  • The Green by Chariot's Roman Spa used to be a plague pit, and Tooting Bec Common used to be a transit camp for soldiers going to the Napoleonic Wars - hence the scantily clad "ladies" drinking Special Brew standing on corners.
  • Good for films, bowling, skating and carting.
  • Avoid the health food shop down near St Leonard's if you're from Scotland -- they don't like the colour of your money...
  • Accommodation: Loads of it in Streatham, and cheap too! Gleneldon Road is the place to be! Also: 24 Hour garage for milk and stuff behind the Green - also 24 hour key charging for the electricity meter in Streatham at Mobil Garage.
  • SHOPPING - Safeway is the only supermarket worth visiting if you want a good selection of foods without having to queue for ages.
  • Some of the down points are not really fair. It's not as run down as it used to be, and the council are trying to improve the situation... And crime isn't as bad as people make out to be.
  • United Estates, I found, are very friendly and provide the best management service for landlords, like myself. The sales and administration team are truely professional. If you're reading, keep up the good work!
  • When my mate from Luton came to vist they were scared
  • Despite its bad reputation for being a trashy, inner-city, crime infested red light district, its really not that bad.

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Last updated: 2009-04-22

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