We have written an editorial for The South Londoner celebrating the easing of lockdown restrictions this summer. The South Londoner is delivered to homes and venues across all of Lambeth from Waterloo to Clapham.
Top five (covid safe) reasons to visit Streatham this summer
We are ready for the return of visitors to our high street and have started a programme of COVID secure initiatives to keep you safe while staying local. When visiting shops, and restaurants in Streatham, you can expect to find safety measures including social distance signage, hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems, a limit on in-store capacity and even on-street jet-washing around key gateways and community assets.
As more restrictions are eased over the next few months, we can return to enjoying our favourite things again. We are exploring the possibility of a pop up outdoor seating area on Streatham Green and a same-day shop and drop service to make you feel extra comfortable when returning.
There are many reasons to visit Streatham, of course, but here’s our top five – from great shops to top-notch pubs, find out what’s back open in Streatham.
Make sure to follow the latest government guidelines and act responsibly when out and about!
Its creative community
The vibrant artistic community here is sure to add some colour to your day. From literature events at the Streatham Tate Library to comedy at the Streatham Space Project. The area is also brimming with talented artists that sometimes exhibit their work in various venues up and down Streatham High Road. If you’re feeling a little anxious or stressed, pick up one of the many stress reducing colouring books available that can lessen that weight on your shoulders.
The luxurious beauty experience
Nothing compares to the fabulous feeling you get when you walk out of the salon door and luckily, hairdressers, nail salons and spas across Streatham are eager to pamper you! Many provide complete hair care for both men and women with experts in colour, cutting and treatments for Afro and European hair textures.
Manicures and pedicures are now available again with safety guidance in place, so visit your local salon to discover what you can treat yourself to. Dry hands from washing and sanitising? You can use collagen gloves at Regal Nails on Streatham Hill.
Relax, unwind and book yourself in for that much needed massage with one of the many spa and beauty experiences available. For smooth and hydrated skin Emma Wilson Urban Spa specialises in the ultimate spa experience including massages, waxing and other beauty treatments.
The mouthwatering food
Streatham is the place for a fantastic dinner out, especially if you’re craving for an authentic dish – all ludicrously good value. Treat yourself to tasty meals at one of Streatham’s alfresco restaurants – pick up some amazing coffee, cakes and bakes to-go from a local cafe or grab a pint in the sunshine at a nearby beer garden. For an indulgent dinner in a classically British setting, look no further than your local pubs. The wondrous beer garden at The Bull is locally famous, most know about Pratts and Payne’s lovely urban oasis out the back, and The Rabbit Hole’s huge garden is a paradise for parents.
Streatham is one of South London’s greenest suburbs and there’s nothing better than a leisurely stroll on a nice summer day. Soak up the sunshine during a picnic, or take the kids to burn off some energy in a playground. Alternatively, practice your downward dog on Streatham Common and nestled at the north end of the Common is The Rookery Gardens.
Indoor leisure is now open again so head to the Streatham Ice and Leisure centre for a refreshing dip!
We’ve all missed the sensory experience of traditional shopping. You will find many independent clothing and homeware stores in Streatham selling a wide range of products. In addition to a beautiful collection of mugs, key rings and postcards, you will also find stunning collections of clothing at Lark. While you’re on the Parade, pay a visit to Streatham’s very own Zero-Waste shop, Healthier without – you can find all the essential goods like tea, grains and pasta as well as other things like oils, sustainable household cleaning and personal hygiene products.
Newcomer, The Deli, down in Streatham Village also offers an extensive and exciting wine list.
If you’re not quite ready to visit us yet, you can continue to experience the Streathamite lifestyle from your sofa with our online marketplace. The new online marketplace is designed to make it easier for you to shop your favourite Streatham shops, salons and restaurants! You can buy everything from gift cards, beauty products, jewellery, clothing, and art to locally-made gin and spirits, pet suppliers and local produce using one basket and in one simple transaction and have it delivered via the electric cargo bike.