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Tooting and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Tooting and surrounding areas

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

Stephanie Kele

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Tooting and surrounding areas locals go?


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

Lahore Karahi

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

Franco Manca

Great tasting sourdough pizza in a bustling market environment.

Tooting Broadway Market

One of the busiest markets in the South West, Tooting Market injects life and diversity to the already vibrant Tooting Broadway area. We're always talking about the property market, this is the real market we should be raving about!

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!


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.


Fresh and healthy Lebanese food to 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!


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

Honest Burgers

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


Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.


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

Tooting Bec Lido

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

Coffee in the Wood

A lovely coffee shop that embraces the heart and soul of the borough.

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

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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Tooting and surrounding areas

Baby Rhyme Time

Tooting Library
Session for parents to share rhymes with their babies. For parents carers childminders and children aged 0-2 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

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

Southcroft Church Playgroup

A friendly Parent / Carer and Toddler Group on Wednesdays with free play, story time and songs. Free refreshments for parents / carers. Website

Rhythm 'n' Babes

St James Church Centre,
Rhythm 'n' Babes is a music and activity class aiming to encourage children to enjoy and explore music and movement. Website

Furzedown Family Centre Parent and Toddler Group

Furzedown Family Centre, Upper Graveney School Site
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 1 month - 4 years. Attending the group can: give parents/carers a chance to get support and advice, start children meeting and interacting with other children, and help prepare children for starting day care and nursery education. There is no need to book just drop in. 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
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