Friends of Streatham Cemetery

Cherishing History, Wildlife and Beauty

We encourage you to enjoy your local cemetery and hope you can join our Plant Walk on Sunday 22 May at 12.30pm.
What's on
At 12.30pm on Sunday 22 May we have a Plant Walk with the wonderful Roy Vickery of the South London Botanical Institute. Meet at the Chapel.
Nature
The cemetery is 40 acres of green space. In 2022 we hope to find out more about moths in the cemetery. Look out for a fungi walk in Autumn.
History
Streatham Cemetery was opened in 1893. WW1 meant the cemetery filled up faster than expected and an extension was developed in 1931-32.
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The Friends of Streatham Cemetery work with and are supported by:
  • Lambeth and Wandsworth Councils
  • Transition Town Tooting
  • The National Federation of Cemetery Friends
  • Summerstown 182
  • South London Botanical Institute
  • Forever Fishponds
  • Tooting Bec and Broadway
    Neighbourhood Forum

A Bit About Us

Streatham Cemetery is actually in Tooting! A beautiful open area a few steps from Tooting Broadway – a breathing space in the city with abundant wildlife and a rich local history.

The Friends are made up of families of those buried there, neighbours of the Cemetery and those interested in how our community can flourish through contact with nature in this tranquil 40-acre space.

The Friends are working to improve the condition of the Cemetery as a burial ground, develop it as a place of quiet recreation for the local population and a haven for birds, bees and small mammals.

We hold a range of activities in the cemetery: Open Days, Beekeeping, Butterfly Walks, Plant Walks, Bat Walks, Local History Talks, Tomb Trails and Drawing and Painting.

Well-managed open spaces can bring communities together. The Friends seek to support community life, actively seeking out and listening to the views of all users of the Cemetery. We seek to improve consultation, planning and participation in the area of the Cemetery.

Visiting Streatham Cemetery

Streatham Cemetery
Garratt Lane, Tooting
London, SW17 0LT
Garratt Lane buses: 44, 77, 270, G1
Tooting Broadway buses: 57, 127, 131, 155, 219, 264, 280, 333, 355, 493
Cemetery opening hours:
November - March
Weekdays: 8am - 4pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 10am - 4pm
(Christmas Day 10am - 2.30pm)
April - October
Weekdays: 8am - 6pm
Weekends and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm
Cemetery offices opening hours:
Weekdays 8am – 4pm
(Closed weekends and bank holidays)
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