Heart Streatham Issue 58

The festive season has arrived in Streatham, and we are delighted to have, once again, partnered with the inStreatham Business Improvement District to bring you this beautiful bumper issue of the magazine. See The Streatham Book of Christmas 2019, created by the BID, in the centre pages. It contains plenty of ideas for going out, gift shopping, eating out, and entertainment in Streatham, plus a guide to some of the great local salons and spas to help you look festive and fabulous. The big news is that local singer-songwriter, Lianne La Havas, (Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, supporting Alicia Keys, Paloma Faith are just some of her credits) will be turning on Streatham’s Christmas lights on 7th December. Spoiler alert: Streatham Common has (sadly) never been twinned with Meribel (see p3 of the Streatham Book of Christmas). It was a PR stunt by a ski holiday firm a few years ago. Although it is possible to ski on the Common if the powder is right....après ski at the Rookery Café, anyone? It wouldn’t be right to ignore the General Election on December 12, so we have been meeting the Streatham Parliamentary Candidates from the main four parties to find out a bit about them, since the only certainty is that we are getting a new MP. There’s a lot of agreement among them about local issues – and favourite Streatham spots. Thanks to each of them for standing to serve Streatham. Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, Streatham! See you in 2020! The Heart Streatham Team