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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.

Kennedy's

Kennedy's

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

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!

Tooting Broadway Market

Tooting Broadway Market

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

Chicken Shop

Chicken Shop

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

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.

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.

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 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!

Franco Manca

Franco Manca

Great tasting sourdough pizza in a bustling market environment.

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!

Fisher & Co.

Fisher & Co.

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

TOTA

TOTA

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

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.

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

"Once the backdrop for the pool scene in Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch', Tooting Bec Lido is 100 yards long and 33 yards wide, coming in as the second largest swimming pool in the UK."

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

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

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

Stories and Rhymes

Tooting Library
Session for parents to share stories and rhymes with their young children. For parents carers childminders and children aged 0-5 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

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

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

The Boys' Brigade

Trinity Road Chapel
Each week The Boys' Brigade works with thousands of young people many of whom have no other connection with the Church. The Boys' Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old of any faith and background. Through the many different activities children will: learn about themselves, get to know people and learn to work together, explore their community, and personally develop. Visit the website for more information. Website

Play and Learn

Smallwood Children's Centre (Based in Smallwood Primary School)
Play is fundamental in supporting a childs development learning so join us and learn how to include play in every day routines. First Wednesday day of the month: Family Support Drop-in - speak to a family support worker for parenting advice. Last Friday of the month: librarian from Tooting Library drops in for storytelling and singing session. Community Nursery Nurse will be here to help answer any health related concerns. There is no need to book, just turn up. Please come dressed for messy play. 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

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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