About Us


Be it a sunny birthday picnic, morning walks with a four-legged friend, or seeing your son or daughter take their first pedal on a bike, Wandsworth Common is not just a great place to escape the city. It is part of the fabric of local people's lives and a place where happy memories are made.


As local residents ourselves, we were inspired to create a place where everyone could enjoy good, imaginatively prepared food and drink with friends and loved ones, making visits to this beautiful natural space even more special.


In April 2014 we opened The Skylark Café*, taking over the existing park café. We renovated the space, created new menus, brought in new suppliers and have developed the team. There is still more to do and we are working towards a full refurbishment shortly. Although we are not open at night, the café is also available for private hire.  Please sign up for our email list if you would like to hear about our next supper events.


We are lucky that the café is an important landmark for the community and want to do as much as we can to support this by using local suppliers, and supporting some great local charities, Wandsworth Foodbank, The newly founded Friends of Wandsworth Common and the Wandsworth Common Enhancement Fund.  

If you like what we do you might like to check out our sister cafe over on Streatham Common, The Rookery Cafe, which we opened in 2016.  The cafe neighbours a beautiful and well-maintained Victorian walled garden, and faces the top of the Common - a perfect spot for lunch or an ice cream on a sunny day!


We do hope you will visit soon! Feedback is very important to us, so let us know what you think on hello@skylarkcafe.co.uk or via the 'Contact Us' page on this site.


*The Skylark is a little bird, which can sometimes be seen or heard on Wandsworth Common. We chose it to sum up the beauty and freedom that this leafy space provides for those who live around it. 

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