Streatham High Road, British Relay... © Brian Whittle cc-by-sa/2.0
View looking at British Relay House and petrol station which is now Kwik Fit. The orange fascia behind the Esso sign is that of the London Electricity Board showroom - long gone and now Beaumont Beds.
Streatham struggles to keep its leisure and entertainment venues
Things aren’t looking too good for Streatham residents at the moment, with the High Road peppered with closed down swimming baths, cinema and clubs.
Locarno, Streatham Hill
Locarno, Streatham Hill Date : 1930 The Locarno Dance Hall, Streatham Hill, was part of an entertainment complex built along Streatham High Road c.1930, which included the Streatham Theatre and The Gaumont Cinema. The Armistice Ball seen advertised, was held at the Locarno in November 1930, when it was one of the most popular purpose built dance halls in South London. It was renamed The Cat's Whiskers in 1970 and has had many changes to its name and appearance since then.
57-71 Streatham Hill © Stephen Richards cc-by-sa/2.0
A contrasting mix of brick and terracotta in this parade of shops, with flats above. It is within the Leigham Court Estate Conservation Area. The Leigham Court development was one of the first model housing estates, designed for... more