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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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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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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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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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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