Although Lonely Planet listed Tooting as one of the 10 greatest places to live in 2017, it doesn’t mean you’ve lost out because it still has all the coolest things going on. Located between Clapham and Wimbledon, Tooting is in a terrific location and is a short commute from central London, and is extremely popular amongst renters according to the Tooting estate agents.
Here are eleven reasons to relocate there immediately.
The Northern Line
You may go to downtown London in 30 minutes by using the tube from Tooting Broadway or Tooting Bec, which makes stops at all the major tourist attractions, including London Bridge, Waterloo, Tottenham Court Road, and Kings Cross St. Pancras. Additionally, it is the last stop where you may board comfortably during rush hour.
Although there are many parks in London, individuals who aren’t accustomed to a concrete jungle may appreciate Tooting’s 200 acres of green space. Tennis courts, a big Lido and lovely tree-lined walkways may all be found at Tooting Common.
The park is also known for its wildflower meadow where you can see the native plants that grow in the area. These include cowslip, daisy and yellow rattle.
Tooting Common is one of the largest parks in South London and was once part of a larger common land area that stretched from Wimbledon to Croydon. You can still see remnants of this history if you look closely at some of the trees on site—many have been planted by locals as memorials over generations.
It’s no wonder that it’s frequently compared to Brixton and Shoreditch. They’re all busy, vibrant areas with an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, but neither of them truly fits Tooting Market. While Brixton is known for its Caribbean influence, and Shoreditch has a reputation for being hipster central, Tooting Market offers something new every time you visit. There’s a coffee shop that can fix your bike right as you sip your cup of joe, a Japanese tapas bar next to an Islamic apparel store and record shop, and nail salons everywhere—it’s always something new to try!
There are many additional real south Asian dishes available, including more than 15 different varieties of naan at the Daily Naan shop.
Fresh food stalls
In addition to Tooting Market, the high street is lined with market stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish. Although it might smell bad, the product is of excellent quality, and the costs are relatively affordable.
In Tooting, there is a pub for every taste, from the more contemporary Rose and Crown, which has a sizable gin menu and serves stone-baked pizza, to the nearly 200-year-old neighbourhood favourite The Castle. Of course, there is also the required Wetherspoons.
Lido de Tooting
If you’re looking for a place to cool down and get your swim on, look no further than Tooting Lido in South London. With a toddler-specific pool and café, it’s a great place for the whole family! Tooting Lido has been around since 1906, and is still going strong today. It’s the largest lido in the UK, so you know it’s got to be good!
State Rail Services
There is a train station in Tooting, and there are frequent trains from London to St. Albans and Sutton. You also have Balham right nearby, which is significantly faster than a tube to all the central London destinations, including Clapham Junction, Victoria, and London Bridge.
A Grade I classified Gala Bingo exists.
Speaking of unexpected It was once a movie theatre and was transformed in 1931. Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones performed there. It is now just a lovely bingo hall.
St. George Hospital
Even while it may not seem like much, having one of the biggest hospitals, St George Hospital in the UK right outside your door is actually quite helpful. The hospital has a range of services including, a 24 hour accident and emergency department, a maternity unit that runs 24 hours a day and has some of the best facilities on offer, a fully equipped intensive care unit with experienced staff members who are able to administer first aid as well as advanced medical care when needed.