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Streatham Common, London

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Streatham Common is a large open space on the southern edge of Streatham in the London Borough of Lambeth. It has been designated a Local Nature Reserve.It is one of two former areas of common land in the former parish of Streatham. The other is now known as Tooting Bec Common. After enclosure, the Common was purchased for use as a public open space under the powers conferred under the Metropolitan Commons Act 1878. The Common was conveyed to the Metropolitan Board of Works and was subsequently administered by the London County Council and Greater London Council before maintenance responsibility passed to the London Borough of Lambeth in 1971.The Common had a long tradition of cricket playing from the 18th century, and the right to play cricket is enshrined in the Supplementary Act that brought the common into public ownership.As well as the historic common, there is also an adjacent formal garden, 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 south east end of Streatham Common and Rookery Gardens abut Norwood Grove within the London Borough of Croydon to form part of a larger series of green spaces along the ridge line from Streatham to Crystal Palace.
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  • Rookery Cafe....excellent coffee on par with the best coffee shops in Streatham. Food is very good, tables inside are hard to come by especially in the Winter so arrive early 12pm. Burger meat was goo...  more »
  • We have been walking here for a year now having moved over to Streatham from Earlsfield. It's a very nice, safe place to walk and the people you meet are really friendly. The cafe has just had a facel...  more »
  • This park has a few huge grass areas to enjoy, as well as a wooded 'rookery', a cafe and play area. It's popular all year round but large enough to be able to find peaceful places to relax.  more »
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  • A large common. Good for dog walking. Out door, dog free, play ground. A cafe and out door sitting areas
  • By far one of my favourite parks in South London. Huge amount of space which regurlary has circuses and music festivals held here. If you're looking for a hidden gem, then head over to 'The Rookery' to see some beautiful flower gardens. Great place for family picnics during the summer. There is a car park available as well as public toilets.
  • Big improvement in last year as there was very little water in the pool. This year there's lots and the kids are loving it. Don't forget to make a donation to the Paddling Pool Fund.
  • Great little park, wonderful childrens playpit, lovely park and gardens to the side. You can do calisthenics in the play area, plenty of bars. I bring my family here. Childrens swings, monkey bars, climbing frames, skating section and activity area for toddlers. This is a little gem!
  • Great space. Quite flat. Safe for kids to run around.

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