Tooting

Tooting is a district in the London Borough of Wandsworth, about five miles from central London. According to a recent article in the Evening Standard, Tooting was recently dubbed “the new Shoreditch”, and is fast becoming THE place to be south of the river. The first thing you will notice when you arrive in Tooting is the hustle and bustle around the Broadway. The shops and markets in Tooting are lively and colourful, and you will find arguably the best curry in London here. In fact the restaurant and bar scene in Tooting is one of London’s best kept secrets. And rather than shout about it, the people who live here are very keen to keep it that way!

What makes Tooting a great place to live

 

Well connected

Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec are on the Northern Line, and it takes less than 25 minutes to get into the City. Tooting’s National Rail station also serves Blackfriars in 25 minutes and St Pancras in 37 minutes. If you’re a cyclist, then you will love the fact that Tooting is on the CS7 cycle superhighway, offering a faster and safer cycle route into the City. There are also numerous bus routes serving Tooting, both into central London, and out west to the likes of Wimbledon, Kingston and Richmond.

Foodie Heaven

Tooting is home to some of the best culinary hidden gems in London. There are many new ‘hip’ arrivals with headlining top chefs and food for every palate. Tooting is however best known for its curry and dosa houses such as Radha Krishna Bhavan’s, Dosa n Chutney, Mirch Masala and Lahor  Karahi. It’s worth checking out some of the newer additions such as Chicken Shop, part of the Soho House group, and Rick’s, run by former head chef at the Chelsea Arts Club. 

A Great Night Out

Tooting has plenty of pubs and bars for every type of clientele, whether you’re looking for some locally brewed ale, or a cocktail or two. You can find culture at the Tooting Arts Club, and you can dance the night away underneath a spectacular chandelier at the Tooting Tram and Social.

Green Spaces

Tooting boasts a large open area, popularly known as the Tooting Commons. The commons are home to Tooting Bec Lido, the largest open-air fresh water swimming pool in England at 90 metres long and 30 metres wide. There’s also the beautiful Wandle trail walk, which is a 14 mile route from Croydon to the Thames at Wandsworth.

Shops & Markets

Tooting boasts a large open area, popularly known as the Tooting Commons. The commons are home to Tooting Bec Lido, the largest open-air fresh water swimming pool in England at 90 metres long and 30 metres wide. There’s also the beautiful Wandle trail walk, which is a 14 mile route from Croydon to the Thames at Wandsworth.

Market Values

Average property prices in Tooting are on the up:

• 1 bedroom - £360,000
• 2 bedroom - £460,000
• 3 bedroom – £635,000
• 4 bedroom – £795,000

The average rental in Tooting is £346 per week for a flat, and £621 per week for a house.

Why Invest In Tooting

Admittedly it’s not quite the ‘bargain’ it used to be, but in comparison to the more affluent neighbourhoods of Wimbledon and Clapham, Tooting still offers property hunters more for their money. With quick and easy links into central London, Tooting is ideal for the commuter. Transport for London are currently investing millions into the Northern Line, which is set to increase capacity by 20% and speed by 18% by the end of 2014. At the heart of Tooting is St George’s hospital which is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK and provides a huge amount of employment for the area.

If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Tooting, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.

Useful Links

School Ofsted reports – www.Ofsted.gov.uk (search ‘tooting’)

Tooting Life - www.tootinglife.com

Tooting Bec Lido -www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/644/leisure_centres_and_facilities/402/tooting_bec_lido

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out this Evening Standard article - “Tooting is officially rooting” 

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Places of interest

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Broadwater Primary School

Broadwater Road
SW17 0DZ

Broadwater is a two form entry Primary School occupying an impressive Victorian building in Tooting – a vibrant multi-cultural area of south London. The school has a large playing field, a recently refurbished ball court and a learner swimming pool. There is also a large playground and a separate Early Years’ Unit with its own enclosed playgrounds for Nursery and Reception children.

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Chicken Shop

141 Tooting High Street
SW17 0SY

A delicious resturant serving, you guessed it, chicken. A must visit when in Tooting.

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Ernest Bevin College

Beechcroft Road
SW17 7DF
Ernest Bevin College is a successful and thriving community school in Tooting, South London with 900 boys aged 11-16 and a co-educational Sixth Form with 375 students. We are a specialist college in Sport, Mathematics & Computing. We pride ourselves in offering a multi-cultural working environment for all our students. Our dedicated, professional staff work closely with parents keeping them up to date with progress and ask them in return to give full support to their son's education.
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Fircroft Primary School

Fircroft Road
SW17 7PP

Franciscan Primary School

221 Franciscan Road
SW17 8HQ
Set in a Grade II listed building established in 1907, Franciscan Primary School is a two form entry school in the London Borough of Wandsworth, catering for children between the ages of three and eleven. We have space for 500 children, with a maximum of 30 children per class. At Franciscan we set a high value on the educational experience of all our students and achieve this within the atmosphere of a friendly learning community. We actively encourage parents and carers to be our partners in their children’s education.
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Furzedown Primary School

Beclands Road
SW17 9TJ
Furzedown is a two form entry primary school situated in Tooting, South London. The school reflects the community it is part of, with children coming from a wide range of backgrounds.This diversity is celebrated as a real strength of the school.
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Gatton Primary School

13E Broadwater Road
SW17 0DS
Our aim is to create a caring, warm, Islamic atmosphere within which pupils can develop to their full potential. Through the teaching and practice of Islam, in the light of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, we aim to help our pupils to develop a love for Allah (Subhaana wa Ta’aalaa) and confidence in their identity as young Muslim children.
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Hillbrook Primary School

Hillbrook Road
SW17 8SG
Hillbrook Primary School is a large, vibrant school in the heart of Tooting. We place a strong emphasis on the individual child and encourage our children to make the most of each opportunity, in order to gain the best from their education. We work with the children to help them prepare for the ever-changing world in which we live, and to develop their skills in order to sustain life-long learning as well as strong self-belief.
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Kings Head

84 Upper Tooting Road
SW17 7PB

The Kings Head pub is a traditional British London pub in Tooting serving great freshly cooked traditional pub food. We also serve a fantastic range of beers from around the world, warming red and crisp white wines and a fantastic selection of spirits.

Dating back to 1770’s, this classic London Gin Palace once served as a coach house for those travelling south from London. The Kings Head was built in 1896 and still retains much of its original features.

It was constructed as part speculative building boom, and designed by then famous William Mortimer Brutton, who was renowned for his exquisite architectural design and ability. The Kings Head proudly boasts magnificent ceramic tiling, ornate wood work, engraved glass as well as the majority of the original partitions remain intact. The Kings Head is justly grade II listed building, and stands in contrast to its bland and mundane surroundings in comparison, it really does need to be seen to be believed.

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Rick's Restaurant

122 Mitcham Road
SW17 9NH

Rick's Restaurant is Tooting's first and only Modern British and Modern European restaurant. Owned by Rick Gibbs, former Head Chef at the Chelsea Arts Club, this cosy and intimate dining establishment, previously known as Rick's Cafe, prides itself with the Tooting Community Good Neighbour Award and the Taste of Tooting Best Restaurant Award.


With a daily changeable menu, excellent wine list and open plan kitchen it is a real treat for any fan of Modern Spanish, English, French, Italian, Mediterranean and other Modern European cuisines, as well as for those seeking a classic British brunch, lunch or dinner. Whether it's been for business or pleasure, adults or children, vegetarian or meat lovers, Rick's unpretentious yet utterly delicious cooking has brought a fresh and unique eating out experience to the area, receiving the highest praise from critics and customers alike.


As Rick uses only the freshest produce the only thing in his freezer is ice cream. Naturally, the lunch and dinner menus change daily, reflecting what is in season and what has just come off the boat or is locally available. However, old favourites like Rump or Rib-Eye Steak with hand-cut Chips & Chilli Jam and Sticky Toffee Pudding loyally remain. Favourite with diners are the artisan produced Spanish hams, French cheeses, Irish oysters, Shetland mussels, Crème brûlée and other homemade desserts.

The wine list boasts a great selection of Spanish wines with splashes of French, Italian, South African and South American at prices that won't break the bank.

Eating at Rick’s Restaurant is like being a guest in Rick’s own home. He loves to be hands-on in the restaurant and will always take the time to talk to his guests, inviting them into the kitchen or sitting with them at their table to have a glass of wine or two. Essentially, Rick’s Restaurant provides comfort food with substance and intelligence without frills.

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Sellincourt Primary School

Sellincourt Road
SW17 9SA
We are a school committed to children achieving their full potential, regardless of ability, culture, religion or social background. We promote a nurturing and creative learning environment where every individual is respected and valued. The most effective teaching methods are used to achieve the best outcomes for our pupils. Sellincourt School engages with the wider community embracing diversity and equality of opportunity. At the core of all our values and aspirations is the happiness and well being of our entire school.
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Smallwood Primary School

Smallwood Road
SW17 0TW
Smallwood Primary and Language Unit is a school for boys and girls from the age of 3 to 11 years. We are a Community Primary School in the London Borough of Wandsworth. We are very fortunate to have excellent accommodation for our children. Our Reception classes are housed in a brand new state of the art building with a wonderful outdoor environment. Our classes are spread over 3 floors in our main building. We have two spacious halls, a brand new library and a dance and music studio. Our outside space is large, with plenty of playground space, an Environmental Garden and a wonderful sports field
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Sree Krishna

192-194 Tooting High Street
SW17 0SF

From the southern region of the Indian sub-continent, we import the most exotic and flavorful spices to create authentic Indian dishes. A dining experience you will not soon forget awaits you at Sree Krishna.

Known as “God’s Own Country”, Kerala has taken its influences from all over India and the World. The cuisine of Sree Krishna Restaurant originates from Kerala, the most southern state in India. Kerala is the spice capital of the world. It can boast the beauty of its long shorelines with serene beaches and tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Fresh tea leaves picked from lush hill stations and exotic wildlife that surrounds the beautiful green hew brought on by the coconut palms and paddy fields.

Sree Krishna was established in Tooting, London, in February 1973, we are the first South Indian Restaurant in South London. Originally started as a small corner café with just enough space to accommodate 20 guests Sree Krishna began by introducing our range of specialty Keralean Cuisine to South London. Now with the help of all our customers we have grown to be an Award Winning 100 seater restaurant.

Our tantalizing and exotic dishes from the various regions will provide a gastronomic journey to Kerala and beyond.

Our experienced Chefs hail from some of the top restaurants in India and they will do their best to delight our guest with the carefully selected menu varieties and tailor dishes to your taste.

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St Boniface RC Primary School

Undine Street
SW17 8PP

St Boniface is a Roman Catholic Primary School in the heart of Tooting. We are a happy and successful school, committed to providing the highest quality of education possible within a strong Catholic ethos. We value good manners, respect for others and hard work. We want our children to leave our school with high standards of English and maths – able to contribute to society as good and responsible citizens who are proud of their Catholic faith.

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Tartine Artisanal

94 Tooting High Street
SW17 0RR

Tartine Artisanal cafes offer great tasting, modern French-Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine in contemporary, bright and comfortable interior settings near the bustling Balham and Tooting Broadway main centres. Customer service is second to none and on par with the quality of our freshly prepared, appetising fare.

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The Antelope

76 Mitcham Road
SW17 9NG

The Antelope is a proper local and has been a Tooting favorite since 2009; relaxed with a comfortable atmosphere, eclectic interior design and of course a wide selection of British ales.
The informal restaurant space serves up a tantalising food menu filled with exciting dishes made from scratch using fresh, seasonal British produce. From European inspired bar snacks, to the traditional Sunday roast, the ever changing food and drink selection will always keep you intrigued.

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The Castle

38 Tooting High Street
SW17 0RG

The Castle has been a Young’s house since 1832, and although it may be one of Tooting’s oldest pubs, you’ll hardly recognise the newly refurbished space.

Our menus are designed to suit every taste and occasion by our Head Chef, Stuart, who has a true passion for fresh seasonal British produce.
Enjoy a pint of one of our award winning cask ales, Meantime lager or craft bottled beers from around the world, or try something from our exceptional spirit & wines list.

You’ll not only tell your friends about The Castle, it’ll become your favourite hang-out.
We look forward to welcoming you to the pub soon.

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The Manor Bar & Grill

196 Tooting High Street
SW170SF

The Manor is a great social hub, the ideal place to relax during the week & party at the weekend. Not forgetting the best place to enjoy a fantastic roast on Sundays.

If your into sports then The Manor's the place to be, showing all major sporting events via SKYSPORTS, BTSPORTS & terrestrial TV (check out listing below).

Whether you’re a local resident/worker or just visiting the area we would love you to pop and sample a bit of The Manor.

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The Selkirk

60 Selkirk Road
SW17 0ES

Welcome to the Selkirk, a great place to eat and drink with friends and family in a relaxed, friendly and warm atmosphere. We serve fresh, home cooked food on a daily basis including our fantastic burgers and a cracking roast on Sundays. On top of four cask marque real ales we have an extensive, affordable wine list and a great selection of draught and bottled beers, lagers and ciders.
We boast one of the best beer gardens in south London along with a spacious yet cosy interior with proper pub values.

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Tooting Primary School

Franciscan Road
SW17 8HE
Tooting Primary School is part of the Graveney Trust. Graveney School has a long history as an outstanding school. The most recent Ofsted report said that its 'excellent balance of challenge and nurture makes a real difference to childrens' lives'. Tooting Primary will provide the same vision and ethos for younger pupils, who will also benefit both from Graveney's expertise and its excellent sporting and academic facilities. At our school we aim to give every child an education that they will not forget. Through careful planning, building good relationships and ensuring that the highest expectations are in place, we believe that all of our children can achieve to the highest level. As well as developing a robust, creative curriculum that will give children the opportunity to learn key skills in all academic areas, we also want our children to develop a growth mindset and 'can-do' attitude towards life and learning. Our pastoral care will focus on building self-esteem through the use of consistent positive language and adults modelling appropriate behavior. Our school will work in close partnership with parents/carers to ensure that children develop social and emotional skills that are required to get the most out of life.
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Tooting Tram & Social

46-48 Mitcham Road
SW17 9NA

The Venue.

You’re sure to have a good night when the Antic team is involved. With The Tooting Tram and Social, this theory is proved in spades. We guarantee that The Tooting Tram and Social will tick every single one of your boxes. The venue is becoming one of the top night spots to visit in South London. Inside, it’s cavernous with 75 feet separating floor and ceiling, a large main hall and mezzanine levels. Most importantly the decor and welcome will make you feel right at home; kitted out with elaborate chandeliers and huge comfy leather sofas that offer the perfect space in which to unwind.

Keep an eye out for the Burlesque nights and then, to follow, the party animal in you will be blown away by London’s only venue with a Line 6 PA sound system! With some of London’s top DJ’s expect a memorable night of dancing, drinking, and good vibes.

The Tooting Tram caters for all six days a week, with regular weekday nights such as “W.O.W.” which include live bands, “Thursday Therapy” gig into clubs, Rockaoke, Sky Sports, Burlesque, Wolfclub, XFM’s John Kennedy hosting nights featuring Kate Nash & Turin Brakes and more. Finally open mic nights, every Tuesday.

With seating areas throughout, you can feel like you are in a smaller venue, allowing you to enjoy the space with a small group of friends.

The Drink

On draught you’ll find Heineken, Amstel, Grolsch, Guinness, Blue Moon, Krusovice and our locally brewed Hackney Hopster. Our broad selection of bottled drinks has an international line-up including, Peroni, Heineken, Amstel, Duval, Badger’s Fursty Ferret, Iron Maiden Trooper, Bitter and Twisted, Black Sheep, Hobgoblin, Newcastle Brown, Goose Island, Brooklyn Lager, Titanic, and Milk Stout. There are a wide selection of wines that can suffice the taste-buds of the finest of wine drinkers - available by the glass in 3 sizes and by the bottle.

The Last Word

One of Tooting’s only late-night options. If you’re looking for somewhere fun and safe to dance the night away, Tooting Tram and Social is the place to be. Entry is usually free and the license runs until 2 am at the weekends and 1 am on Thursdays making this the ideal venue with approachable door staff and hardworking bar staff to make sure you have the best night out in London.

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