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The latest addition to South West London's social scene

"Tooting's popularity is ever growing thanks to its vibrant high street and the soon to be 24-hour service on the Northern Line."

Bradley Slade

"A great mix of independent and high street stores gives Balham a real community feel that always impresses my clients."

Chris Campbell

"Figge's Marsh is a lovely green space with pretty wildflowers amongst South West London's residential streets."

Bradley Slade

What is your favourite place?

Where do Tooting locals go?

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!


An amazing restaurant for brunch or dinner, serving dishes from all over the world. The ribs are fantastic!


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!

Fisher & Co.

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

Graveney and Meadow

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


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

Chicken Shop

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


The best Caribbean restaurant in Tooting Bec and their lunch deal is only £3.50!

Honest Burgers

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


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

Tooting Bec Lido

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

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!

Lavish Habit

Monmouth Coffee and shopping while you chat! It is a furniture store and boutique, as well as a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and sweet treats with friendly, cosy surroundings.


Great brunch, cakes and coffee!


Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Colliers Wood, Balham, Earlsfield, Streatham, Wandsworth Common, Merton, Mitcham, Wimbledon, Wandsworth and Southfields

What do you love about Tooting?

Why do you find Tooting a great place to live?


"Open and airy yet still feels like you're close to London."

January 2015


"Lovely community feel and lots of older settled families and also lots of young professionals couples and families moving in. Tooting has long been the hidden gem in London."

August 2014

Local resident

"Young professionals and families moving in. New bars and restaurants opening, turning Tooting into an increasingly trendy place."

October 2013

Local resident

"Tooting common and the leafy oak trees, and above all else the quiet. "

June 2013

Local resident

"Tooting Common and Wigmore Lawn Tennis Club."

May 2011


What do you like about Tooting?

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"Built in 1937, Du Cane Court is Balham's largest landmark and Europe's biggest privately owned residential block. Owing to its Art Deco design, it has been used in the filming of ITV's Poirot."

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Child-friendly activities near Tooting

Baby Group

Smallwood Children's Centre
Come and join this friendly baby group in a relaxing atmosphere where you will have the chance to meet other parents with babies, receive advice from our early years educator and allow your baby the freedom of exploring and developing through stimulating play. Website

Rhythm-n-Babes@Graveney & Meadow

Graveney & Meadow
Shake, sing, wiggle, meet Chirpy the chicken and friends, dance, and pop the bubbles. A stimulating and fun 45 mins of musical variety that your little one (and you) will love. Our fun & lively music classes are for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers based in Tooting, south London SW17. Website

Rhythm-n-Babes@Graveney & Meadow

Graveney & Meadow
Shake, sing, wiggle, meet Chirpy the chicken and friends, dance, and pop the bubbles. A stimulating and fun 45 mins of musical variety that your little one (and you) will love. Our fun & lively music classes are for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers based in Tooting, south London SW17. Website

Stay and Play

Franciscan Children's Centre
Stay and Play sessions aim to help parents/carers learn how to include play in every day routines with their children. These sessions are for parents/carers and their children aged 0-5 years. 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

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

Meadow Makers Club

Graveney & Meadow
This is a crafty club for toddlers and carers. Choose from toddler activities, projects to make together or craft something for yourself while baby is napping! Then enjoy a cuppa and some yummy freshly made Graveney and Meadow cake. The workshops are drop-in and all materials are provided. Cost £5 per child. Splash proof aprons will be provided, but these are messy play sessions so old clothes are advised. Website
  1. About Tooting

    Tooting is a district in south London, England, located in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) south south-west of Charing Cross. A large open area, popularly known as the Tooting Commons, lies at the northern end of Tooting. Historically this was two separate open spaces: Tooting Graveney Common nearer to Tooting, and Tooting Bec Common towards Streatham. The commons are home to Tooting Bec Lido, which is 90 metres long and 30 metres wide making it one of the largest freshwater open air pool in the UK.

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