Streatham's magazine - all about Streatham

Heart Streatham is THE quality monthly independent colour magazine all about living and shopping in Streatham. It's written and published by people who live in Streatham, for people who live and do business in Streatham.

Streatham is known far and wide for Polish pierogi to Jamaican jerk chicken to late night Lebanese takeaways, and restaurants catering for every possible taste. We aim to showcase this diverse community by providing you with local information featuring only local restaurants, shops and services. A sense of community is at the heart of what we do.

We want to show you there is no need to travel outside your local area to shop or to eat out when we have so much on our doorstep.

We ❤​ Streatham and we're sure you do too!

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Image of children enjoying Forest School with Nature Vibezzz in the woods on Streatham Common

More and more we become familiar with the concept of Forest School in Streatham. Schools offer it as a complement of classwork or after school clubs and more families prefer activities in nature for their children because they intuitively know that stressed or unhealthy children have more difficulties in learning and growing.

Forest School is an Scandinavian concept of learning in the outdoors rather than in a classroom in all weathers, and it's specially beneficial towards building self esteem and improving behaviour. Forest School Leader provides a theme for the session; he or she...

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Image of dragon kite in the sky at Kite day on Streatham Common

Kite Day is a wonderful family event. In between marvelling at the displays or kite flying, children can go on the bouncy castle or get their faces painted.

Dance on the Common to live music from GroovEsscence, who will play between the displays. And if dancing is not for you, explore the community stalls to get a taste of the incredible groups and societies which help make Streatham so special. Image of Groovessence

Richard Payne, from the Friends of Streatham Common, which organises Kite Day is excited about the 2017 event. 

“Streatham Kite Day is London’s only kite...

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Heart Streatham articles

Photo of the DOLPH Project at Sunnyhill Primary

Last year DOLPH were approached by the staff at Sunnyhill Primary School to come up with a project as part of their Art Week at the end of Term 3...

Image of Homecooks Project Logo

Homecooks is a new project to connect Streatham's older residents with their neighbours founded by Streatham resident, Hattie Lambrou.

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Photo of Hannah Northedge in cute blue top she bought at the British Heart Foundation shop on the Streatham High Road

By: Hannah Northedge

I moved to Gipsy Hill from Lewisham five years ago and I've been enjoying exploring the surrounding areas ever since...

Image of 19th century David Cox painting of Streatham Common

No doubt you have looked westward from Streatham Common to view the expanse of the Wandle Valley and the misty shapes of the North Downs beyond....

Image of houses in Streatham

By: Alexander Vine of Divine Property Search

Chaos, destruction... a mess. Words that described the election, depending...

Image of Hillsdie Gardens Park in Streatham on a sunny day

Wow, what a month! May started pensively; a bit chilly but by Kite Day things really hotted up! In fact so much that the ice rink melted for a day...

We at Heart Streatham see it as our job to bring out the detail on local issues affecting Streatham, as regards the facts as we know them and as...

We are very fortunate to have a wide variety of retailers, supermarkets, restaurants, coffee shops and bars in the High Road with many being...

Image of Streatham Central Church splash logo

It may surprise you to hear that Alex Lyell, pastor of Streatham Central Church (SCC), will be baptised into his own church on Sunday 11 June. The...

Image of local resident working with the police to monitor speeding on the A23

By: Chris Holt, Safer A23 Campaign

A 90-minute speed limit enforcement operation by police during UN Road Safety Week in May caught eleven...

There are a select few people called upon to serve with Her Majesty’s Secret Service. An even more select and rarified bunch have represented...

Image of Save Chestnut Avenue campaign to save Chestnut trees on Tooting Common from an ill conceived scheme to replace them unnecessarily by Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth  Council  recently  carried  out  some “emergency”  work  on  eight  trees  on Chestnut Avenue, as part of their plan to cut down  and...