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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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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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 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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