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Tooting and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Tooting and surrounding areas

"Still affordable yet benefiting from recent gentrification, Colliers Wood is the next hot spot.."

Oliver Bendall

"Colliers Wood is well connected with the City and central London yet boasts green spaces for families and walking the dog."

Bradley Slade

"Wandle Park in Collier's Wood is a great place to take a picnic or walk the dog."

Thomas Howe

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A really nice café for lunch or a quick coffee with friends. They serve Mediterranean-style food and breakfasts until 5pm on the weekends.

The Castle

Jump off the tube at Tooting Broadway and straight to the bar! The beer garden is amazing. Definitely one of the best pubs in Tooting and South London.


Great brunch, cakes and coffee!


Just along Mitcham Lane, this cafe serves a delicious brunch menu. The coffee is really good and the dishes are all served with a MUD twist - the prettiest breakfast I've ever seen!

Graveney and Meadow

A restaurant with cool, quirky décor and a great bar for a quiet drink.


Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.


The best fish and chips in South London, right on Tooting High Street.

Fisher & Co.

Really nice paninis, jacket potatoes and pastries. It serves a good cup of tea as well!

Honest Burgers

Awesome place for a burger and definitely some of the best in London.

Chicken Shop

Much better than your average high street chicken shop! You must visit this place...

The Coffee Co. of Tooting

Brand new coffee shop that has opened and I love it! Delicious coffee, chilled out atmosphere and a great edition to Tooting. The falafel and avocado sandwich is awesome!

Cut the Mustard

This delightful cafe between Tooting and Streatham is a real hidden gem. They have everything you would expect on a brunch menu and the portions are huge!

Tooting Bec Lido

A great place for a swim! Because it's an open air pool, it's ideal in the summer.


Eat in or take away, this Chinese restaurant serves everyones favourite dishes - perfect for large groups.

Lahore Karahi

An awesome Pakistani restaurant serving delicious curries! Really busy, a lively atmosphere and really good for large groups of people.

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"The name Collier's Wood derives from woodland in the area that was either used for or occupied by charcoal burners."

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Furzedown Family Centre Carer & Toddler Group

Furzedown Family Centre, Upper Graveney School Site
During the 2 hour play session there is a range of activities, toys and crafts, the opportunity for outdoor play (weather permitting) and a nursery rhyme singalong. Website

Monday Morning Bumps & Babies Play Group

Tooting United Reformed Methodist Church
Come to our non-walkers playgroup every Monday 10:00-11:30 Tooting United Reformed Methodist Church Rookstone Rd Tooting SW17 9NQ £1.50 for tea coffee and biscuits. No need to be a member.. Website


St Boniface RC Primary School
Come and combine yoga postures into exciting adventures. YogaBugs classes are magical fun and totally interactive story-style adventures for children. This session is for parents/carers and their children 2-5 years. Children will have the chance to: improve their co-ordination balance and muscle strength, concentrate and balance their energy levels using breathing techniques, and make friends and have lots of fun. Please call to book a place. Children will need to wear comfortable clothes they can move around in. Website

Stories and Rhymes

Tooting Library
Session for parents to share stories and rhymes with their young children. For parents carers childminders and children aged 0-5 years. Families can: learn rhymes that can then be shared with babies at home, develop their speech and language skills, and have fun. Please drop in as there is no need to book but please be aware that sessions can be very busy. Please note these sessions are for members of the Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website

Parent and Toddler Group

Tooting Junction Baptist Church
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. Website

Soft Play Tooting

Tooting Leisure Centre
A 2 storey soft play facility for children aged 18 months - 6 years, including a slide, ball pit and mini football area to help kids let off some steam! Children must be supervised by parents at all times whilst using the soft play area. First child £4.20, sibling £2.10 Website


Tooting Library
This session is for parents and young children to listen to stories. For parents carers childminders and children aged 2-5 years. This session helps to: develop listening and social skills, develop speech and language, and become familiar with picture books stories and the library. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website
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