Streatham Cemetery, Tooting, south London

Streatham Cemetery: beautiful, but not in Streatham…

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.

Streatham Cemetery, Tooting, south London

Image: A Peace of London

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

Streatham Cemetery, Tooting, south London

Image: A Peace of London

Streatham Cemetery, Tooting, south London

Image: A Peace of London

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