BMM {directories} Places to visit activities and attractions in London.

Greeting to you all this beautiful day.DSC_0014

We are looking at Streatham Common in the London Borough of Lambeth. The Common was purchased for use as a public open space maintenance responsibility was passed to the London Borough of Lambeth in 1971.

The rich heritage of the park has attracted lots of famous people to live near by Thomas Ripley the famous architect built and lived at 10 Streatham Common South, aka  Ripley House.DSC_0052 also Henry Tate, founder of the Tate Gallery  company lived at Park Hill by the Common.DSC_0011   The Rookery, was built on the site of one of Streatham’s historic mineral wells.DSC_0031 DSC_0017 DSC_0022The Rookery is well known for its old cedar trees and White Garden designed in the same style as that at Sissinghurst Castle DSC_0024 DSC_0026 DSC_0027 DSC_0028 DSC_0029 DSC_0030 The gently sloping lawns of The Rookery are used as an open-air theatre in the summer.DSC_0051DSC_0032

plants of special interest the African LilyDSC_0038   DSC_0041

Tennis court DSC_0047DSC_0048

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Other developments you may like:   Vauxhall park Burgess-park  Crystal-palace-park/   The Life of John Ruskin   brockwell  park

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