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The latest addition to South West London's social scene

"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."

Chris Campbell

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

Bradley Slade

What is your favourite place?

Where do Tooting locals go?

Fisher & Co.

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


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


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

Graveney and Meadow

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


Great brunch, cakes and coffee!


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 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!


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 Little Taperia

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

Chicken Shop

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


Fresh and healthy Lebanese food to go!

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.


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


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!

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

What do you love about Tooting?

Why do you find Tooting a great place to live?


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

February 2017


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

February 2017


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

February 2017


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

January 2015


"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."

August 2014

Local resident

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

October 2013

Local resident

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

June 2013

Local resident

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

May 2011


What do you like about Tooting?

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"There is a crater on Mars named Tooting because this is where the man who discovered it is from."

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Child-friendly activities near Tooting

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

Soft Play Tooting

Tooting Leisure Centre
A 2 storey soft play facility for children aged 18 months - 6 years, including a slide, ball pit and mini football area to help kids let off some steam! Children must be supervised by parents at all times whilst using the soft play area. First child £4.20, sibling £2.10 Website

Stay and Play

Franciscan Children's Centre
Stay and Play sessions aim to help parents/carers learn how to include play in every day routines with their children. These sessions are for parents/carers and their children aged 0-5 years. 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

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

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

Parent and Toddler Group

Tooting Junction Baptist Church
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. Website
  1. 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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