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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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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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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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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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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