There are two bus stops right outside of Benhurst Court. On Leigham Court Road the number 417 runs from Crystal Palace right the way through to Clapham Common via Streatham Hill rail station. On Streatham Common North the number 249 runs from Anerley through to Clapham Common via Tooting Bec and Balham.
At night, the 417 turns into the N137 and follows the same route from Crystal Palace to Clapham Common but is also extended up to Marble Arch via Battersea, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner.
The buses running along Streatham High Street go all over London.
There are four overland train stations within a twenty five minute walk of Benhurst Court. Streatham Station and West Norwood are both 1 mile away, about twenty minutes on foot, and Streatham Hill and Streatham Common stations are 1.3 miles away, about a twenty five minute walk.
Streatham Station services:
Services go north to Bedford via London Blackfriars, the City and St Pancras, and south to Wimbledon. Southern services run between London Bridge and West Croydon. The 249 bus goes past Streatham station.
West Norwood services:
Services from Platform 1 go to London Victoria and London Bridge via Tulse Hill. Services from Platform 2 operate to more varied destinations, including West Croydon and London Bridge via Crystal Palace.
Streatham Hill services:
On the same line as West Norwood. Services from platform 1 go to London Victoria and London Bridge via Tulse Hill. Services from Platform 2 operate to more varied destinations, including West Croydon and London Bridge via Crystal Palace. The 417 bus goes past Streatham Hill station.
Streatham Common services:
Services go into both London Victoria and London Bridge or out to East Croydon, Caterham and Sutton.
The transport links from Streatham are so good that there are plenty of places to shop. If you don't want to head into central London then you can head out to Centrale and Whitgift shopping centres in Croydon, Centre Court shopping centre in Wimbledon, or St Nicholas and Times Square shopping centres in Sutton.
Streatham High road is a close walk or short bus ride away from Benhurst Court. It has a number of amenities and shops.
There is a Sainsburys at the bottom of Streatham Common and both a Tesco and Morrisons next to Streatham Station. Tescos also have a Tesco Express half a mile away at the Crown Lane crossroads and there is a Co-op next to Streatham Hill station.
The Streatham Hub, which includes a new sports centre and ice rink, was completed in 2013. The centre has a full size 60 by 30 metre ice rink, 25 metre and learner swimming pools, a gym and studios.
In addition, the Crystal Palace Sports Centre is only a short journey away - it has almost everything you could wish for - 50m pool, racket courts, a huge gym, outdoor pitches, an athletics stadium a creach...Plus it's steeped in sporting history and set in 200 acres of parkland.
Across the road from Benhurst Court is the Common. Consisting of open grass, woodland and the Rookery, Streatham Common is a wonderful area for everyone in the surrounding area. Benhurst Court's proximity is a great advantage to residents allowing easy access to a green space in which to relax and spend a lazy afternoon. During the summer months there are numerous events on the Common including a kite day where hundreds of kites are flown of all shapes and sizes. Other events include fun fairs, fireworks and a festival of arts.
There is a play area at the bottom of the Common, an astroturf cricket strip, a wooded area and a meadow. At the top of the Common there is a cafe providing food, drink and toilets.
The Rookery is a formal gardens within Streatham Common. This beautiful enchanting area is well kept and provides a peaceful retreat. There are a number of different areas to explore and events are often held in the summer months.
Friends of Streatham Common
The Friends of Streatham Common is a voluntary organisation involved in mounting public events on the Common and in providing community views of the maintenance and development of the area in a way that balances the needs of diverse groups of users.