Overview

Tooting, nestled in South London, stands out with its genuine, unassuming charm and vibrant blend of cultures. Renowned for the UK’s largest lido and the sprawling greenery of Tooting Commons, it has become a magnet for young professionals and families alike, drawn by its sense of community, diverse food scene, and excellent school options. The neighborhood is alive with an ever-growing array of bars, restaurants, and the beloved Tooting Market, making it a culinary hotspot for South Asian cuisine. Tooting’s accessibility, with two Tube stations and ample bus routes, makes it a convenient choice for city commuters.

Historical Highlights

  • Mars boasts a 28km diameter crater named Tooting, after the area.
  • The Gala Bingo hall, a Grade I listed Art Deco gem, once hosted legendary performances and houses one of London’s few operational Wurlitzer organs.
  • Notables such as George Cole, Jimmy White, and Darren Bent share roots in Tooting.

Architectural Diversity

Tooting’s architectural landscape evolved significantly post-19th century with the advent of rail. The area features a rich array of Victorian and Edwardian terraces, 1920s cottages, and contemporary apartments, reflecting its historical progression and vibrant urban fabric.

Culinary and Social Venues

Eating

Tooting’s “curry corridor” offers a feast of South Asian flavors, with notable spots like Kaosarn for Thai, Dosa n Chutney for South Indian delicacies, Meza for Lebanese, and Bobochacha for pan-Asian cuisine. Graveney & Meadow doubles as a bakery by day and tapas bar by night, while Harrington’s provides traditional pie and mash.

Drinking

From The Wheatsheaf’s Victorian charm to The Selkirk’s cozy garden, Tooting’s pubs offer a range of atmospheres. Unwined in Tooting Market and Graveney Gin highlight the local penchant for fine wines and spirits.

Entertainment and Culture

The innovative Tooting Arts Club, along with attractions like the London Sewing Machine Museum and Tram and Social for live music, enrich Tooting’s cultural landscape, offering unique experiences that intertwine with the area’s vibrant community life.

Local Amenities

Tooting’s markets, including the historic Tooting Market and Broadway Market, alongside a myriad of fabric shops, supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and Tesco Express, and the Tooting Library, cater to all community needs. Fitness enthusiasts have the Tooting Leisure Centre, the iconic Tooting Bec Lido, and several gyms at their disposal.

Green Spaces

The expansive Tooting Commons provide a green escape with facilities for swimming at Tooting Bec Lido, golfing at the Central London Golf Centre, and a host of other outdoor activities, embodying the area’s commitment to leisure and nature.

Changing Times

Tooting is experiencing growth with new developments like apartment complexes enhancing the local housing market, blending modern living with the area’s traditional charm.

Connectivity

Tube and Rail

Tooting is served by Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway Tube stations, both on the Northern Line, ensuring a swift journey of approximately 20 minutes to central London hubs like Waterloo and London Bridge. Tooting’s railway station also provides Thameslink services, linking to both northern destinations like St Albans and southern locales such as Sutton, further broadening the area’s connectivity.

Bus and Road

A plethora of bus routes crisscross Tooting, including the 44 to Victoria, the 57 to Kingston, and the 77 to Waterloo, alongside several night bus services, ensuring round-the-clock connectivity. For road users, Tooting’s strategic position near the A23 facilitates direct access to the South Coast and links to the M25 for broader travel options.

Cycling

Cyclists benefit from the CS7 cycle superhighway that passes through Tooting, offering a safer and more efficient route into the City. This, combined with local cycling infrastructure and community support, makes cycling a viable and popular mode of transport for residents.

Education

Tooting boasts a diverse array of educational institutions, from Hillbrook School and St Boniface Roman Catholic Primary to Graveney School and Burntwood School, catering to the comprehensive educational needs of the community.

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Customer Reviews

Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
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K T
2023-09-16
I can not say enough about my GREAT experience with London relocation. They made the move from NY to London super smooth. The thorough intake call, the very thoughtful and substantive viewing day, and overall securing of a flat process could not have been smoother! So lucky to have had Corrina and Sascha helping me. Mel, the agent on the viewing day was AMAZING. She was fun, energetic, and made the whole experience feel good. She negotiated expertly on my behalf. Can’t say enough good things all around. If you are relocating to London, USE THEM. Don’t attempt to do it alone. Thank you all so much!
Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
Couldn’t have done it without the help of the team at London Relocation. We were able to secure a flat for our daughter within a day and pain free! A big thanks to the whole team.
Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
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Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
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