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Lahore Karahi

Lahore Karahi

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

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.

Orange Buffalo

Orange Buffalo

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

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers

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

Tooting Broadway Market

Tooting Broadway Market

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

The Little Taperia

The Little Taperia

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

The Trafalgar Arms

The Trafalgar Arms

A brilliant gastro pub that has been refurbished beautifully. The outdoor seating area at the front is great in the summer.

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.

Kaosarn

Kaosarn

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

Brickwood

Brickwood

Great coffee and food in the heart of Tooting Market.

Chicken Shop

Chicken Shop

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

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.

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf

Great function room for parties and meetings as well as delicious food all year round. Weekends always have a great vibe which makes it my local.

Kennedy's

Kennedy's

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

Graveney and Meadow

Graveney and Meadow

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

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

"The Bedford is one of Balham's most celebrated nightspots and has been host to a number of well known comedians and recording artists, including U2 and Eddie Izzard."

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

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

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

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What locals say about Tooting

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

  5. 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.

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

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

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

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Child-friendly activities near Tooting

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

Tooting Bec Athletics Track

Tooting Bec Athletics Track
This eight lane fully floodlit facility is open all year round and caters for individual athletes schools and club competitions. The club is home to Herne Hill Harriers Athletic Club and hosts other special events. Children young people and adults of all abilities are welcome. In addition to providing a full range of track and field facilities the pavilion provides: a fully equipped gym, heated changing and showering accommodation, and a refreshment/rest area with automatic vending and a kitchen. Although top class athletes use the service the track is a safe training area for anyone of any standard. You do not have to join a club to use the track. If the track is booked for competition it will be closed to casual users although the gym and changing areas will remain open. Website

Rhythm-n-Babes@The Gorringe Park Pub

The Gorringe Park Pub
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

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

Swimming Academy

Balham Leisure Centre
Swimming Academy lessons are delivered under the Swimming Academy brand and follows the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA) Learn to Swim framework. This uses fun and games to take children from the first splash to full competence in the pool and will ultimately help your child develop confidence in the water. The ASAs Learn to Swim Programme guides your child through ten clearly defined stages and there's a foundation level to get babies as young as six-months-old started. All of the ASA Learn to Swim Programme is supported by the Kellogg's ASA Awards scheme. Children and young people can: enhance their swimming skills improve their fitness have fun Please bring a swimming costume no loose fitting shorts a swimming hat a towel and goggles. Please call to book in advance. Spaces are limited. 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

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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