Tooting Area Guide
What's it like
If you are looking for an example of what happens when London's melting pot of people come together and then explode into a vibrant international array of eateries and drinking establishments, where your food and drink desires can and will be met then you would be hard-pressed to find a better example than Tooting. On the high street, sitting side by side, are all manner of fantastic European, English, South Asian, South-East Asian, Japanese.... actually it would take too long to list all the areas of the globe SW17's numerous gastronomical opportunities cover. Suffice it to say you will not be left wanting and this is indeed why Tooting has made it on to Lonely Planet's list of the world’s coolest city areas, and all this is just part of what makes Tooting a great place to live and visit. Tooting Common's 200 acres, offers green spaces which vary from open expanses to charming wooded areas and includes the biggest Lido pool in the UK - it is a little bit of the countryside in the middle of South West London!
Not only is Tooting a great place to live, it is also so very easy to come and go as you please, two Tube stations - Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway and an Overland station lay Central London and the City at your feet.
Who lives here
Tooting's population is predominantly young families and young professionals attracted to the buzz of Tooting and the wide variety of Victorian and Edwardian housing stock, from the large double fronted houses of Tooting's upper reaches to the comfortable family houses in the Furzedown (which sits in Tooting's Southeast corner) and all of the terraced housing in between. Tooting's property affords the savvy an opportunity to live and invest in property in a gentrifying neighbourhood currently on the upswing.