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Brickwood

Brickwood

Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.

Kaosarn

Kaosarn

A great family-run Thai restaurant opened after success in their Clapham Junction and Brixton restaurants.

Tooting Broadway Market

Tooting Broadway Market

A hidden gem with good food, market stalls, and bars for a different evening out.

The Coffee Co. of Tooting

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!

The Little Taperia

The Little Taperia

A recent addition to Tooting High Street, this delightful tapas restaurant has a very reasonably priced menu.

Lahore Karahi

Lahore Karahi

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

Fisher & Co.

Fisher & Co.

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

Graveney and Meadow

Graveney and Meadow

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

Meza

Meza

Awesome Lebanese food at a good price. I would recommend a £6 lunch box deal, but make sure you order a little in advance.

Tartine

Tartine

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

BeAttitude

BeAttitude

A female-only boutique fitness studio that boasts and inclusive community to make its members feel safe to better themselves as they need.

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers

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

Orange Buffalo

Orange Buffalo

Amazing wings, with an equally as amazing vegan option. Well worth a visit!

MUD

MUD

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!

The Castle

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.

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

"The Granada Cinema in Tooting is the first Grade II listed cinema in Britain. It is built in an Art Deco style and has seen many famous faces on its stage, including Frank Sinatra and Carmen Miranda."

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.

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Chris Campbell

There are some breathtaking properties neighbouring Wandsworth Common.

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  1. Tooting is family-friendly and safe. You have everything here on your doorstep.

  2. Great community feel with loads of small business activity in the indoor market.

  3. So many good places to eat out and a great atmosphere in the evenings and weekends.

  4. Attractive terraces and a wide selection of places to eat out.

  5. An underrated gem sandwiched between 2 beautiful commons and close to one of my favourite restaurants, Chez Bruce. I was living in Earlsfield and was never able to get on the first train that comes, but in Tooting Bec, I can usually get on the first train.

  6. I love vast Tooting Bec Common just on my doorstep. It is so convenient for kids, with its two playgrounds, duck pond and little cafe, not to mention the lido. Tooting Bec Underground Station is just a short walk away with its direct access to the city and West End. I love the many shops and fantastic food joints, not to mention the two markets. There are lots of baby playgroups around and some very good schools. I love the atmosphere when I walk down the high street. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

  7. Tooting Bec Common on a Sunday morning, fresh fruit smoothies from Tooting Market, amazing restaurants, live music in the local pubs, the lido in summer and the fabulous melting pot of its constituents. Tooting has been burning a fire for years but now the heat is palpable. I love it!

  8. Very conveniently located for transport links, but not too busy either with some lovely cafes and restaurants around. I much prefer it to its neighbours on the Northern line.

  9. I love Tooting Bec because of how diverse the community is yet it is so accepting of everyone. Walking home, I pass a phone store and a butchers and we always greet each other despite me never having purchased anything from there. The area is filled with so many things to do and has really good transport links with Balham only being a 10 minute walk away. It really is so convenient! It's not the trendiest part of London but I've never felt unsafe here.

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

  11. 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.

  12. Northern line takes you straight to the centre of London and, being just before busy Balham and Clapham, you actually get a seat. You also have an Overground rail option just down from Balham. Vast open green parks with tennis courts and the largest lido in the country. Great curry houses just around the corner in Tooting Broadway and, if you have a car, just a short drive from beautiful places such as Richmond, Wimbledon, etc. Finally, the council is around the most efficient in the country with among the lowest tax rates. Tooting Bec pretty much has it all.

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

  14. I like living in Tooting because of Tooting Bec Common and the leafy oak trees, and above all else the quiet.

  15. I love Tooting because of Tooting Bec Common and Wigmore Lawn Tennis Club.

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Child-friendly activities near SW17

Yogabugs

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

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

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

Toddlers Gym

Tooting Leisure Centre
Toddlers Gym offers the opportunity for toddlers to be active and have fun on bouncy castles and soft play areas. This activity is open to children aged 0-5 years and their parents/carers. Benefits of taking part include: a chance for toddlers to have fun be active and make new friends, and an opportunity for parents/carers to meet and form friendships. There is no need to book just drop in at the beginning of one of the sessions. Website

Chess Club

Tooting Library
Come and join in our Chess Club. For children aged 5-11 years. Children will: learn chess, meet other children, and have fun! Please call to book a place. Please note: These sessions are for members of the library only. Website

Storytime

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

Expectant Fathers Programme (EFP)

St. Georges Hospital
The Expectant Fathers Programme is a one day birthing and parenting class for expectant fathers which has been developed as a result of talking with fathers. These sessions are for expectant and new fathers only. This programme provides an opportunity for men to look at the changes they will be going through and looking at the impact that a baby will have on their lives. The session will concentrate on: Building up the general confidence of new fathers but particularly in terms of their role their skills and their ability to support their partner and baby Providing information so that new fathers engage more actively in the pregnancy and understand that they have an important role to play. Supporting fathers to learn the practical skills they will need with their babies to enable them to be competent and confident fathers. For more information and bookings please call. Website

About SW17

SW17 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Tooting, Mitcham and is covered by the Wandsworth local authority.

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