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Chicken Shop

Chicken Shop

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

Tooting Broadway Market

Tooting Broadway Market

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

Tooting Broadway Market

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!

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.

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.

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 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!

Lahore Karahi

Lahore Karahi

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

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.

Meza

Meza

Fresh and healthy Lebanese food to go!

Kaosarn

Kaosarn

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

The Little Taperia

The Little Taperia

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

Graveney and Meadow

Graveney and Meadow

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

Kennedy's

Kennedy's

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

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.

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

"In 2011 a lemur was found living on Tooting Bec Common."

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

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 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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