The first thing you need to know about Streatham Cemetery is that it’s beautiful, especially on a sunny day. The second thing you need to know is, it’s not actually in Streatham…
I was lucky enough to visit this lovely place on a walking tour of Tooting, led by Sy from Living London. Sy explained that there are plans to re-imagine the cemetery as a relaxing green space, but to my mind it’s pretty great as it is.
It was so peaceful and there were so many bits to explore, but my favourite had to be the two chapels; they mirror each other perfectly, which provides the cemetery’s magnificent centrepiece.
Streatham Cemetery is on a par with others in the Magnificent Seven such as Brompton Cemetery; I can’t wait to visit when it’s been transformed!
Opening times: Daily: 8am-4pm (open until 6pm April to October)
Nearest Tube: Tooting
More information: Friends of Streatham Cemetery website