Streatham should be called Free Parking Town. When I first moved to London I lived in Streatham Hill before I’d passed my licence. That’s years of free parking that went wasted. It’s a regret I will take to my grave. It’s a good one for London gigs or if you’re flying from Gatwick rather than airport parking. Park in Streatham Hill, get the train to Clapham Junction change for Gatwick.
I was doing the Hideaway make sure you approach the gig by turning left off Streatham High Road. There’s a bit of free parking on Streatham High Road but I don’t have the ability to Parallel Park with that volume of traffic behind me I just can’t park under pressure. Turn left on Gleneldon Road. Don’t drive right up to the gig because it’s one way at the end of the road so you won’t be able to turn around if you can’t find free parking and you’ll be stuck going the wrong way on Streatham High Road which is like swimming in dangerous currents.
Then on to Brixton Hootenanny which is surrounded by free parking and residential streets a joy to park I actually took a while to choose. I went Morval Road given the choice I’d always go residential.