Just 20 minutes down the Northern line from London Bridge, you will find the wonderful community of Tooting. Home to some of the best south Asian restaurants in the capital, and some of the most vibrant nightlife in South London, the people of Tooting have a lot to be proud of.
I love Tooting because there are gems to be found everywhere, whether you are after a taste of local culture or to experience one of our superb pubs or restaurants, Tooting has it all. You can search for bargains, kick back at one of the pop-up eateries in the indoor market, relax in one of the many gourmet gastropubs or simply retreat to the tranquil Tooting Common. Wherever your mood takes you, you rarely need to travel far.
Eating and Drinking
Tooting’s growing number of pubs, restaurants and cafes in the area is staggering. There are plenty of options available to you, and you will always find what you are looking for, be it a live venue, a catch up over lunch, or a quiet coffee house for a meeting.
The Great Outdoors
Tooting Bec Common is less than 10 minutes from the station but transports you to a tranquil oasis of greenery and wildlife. It’s great for a cycle, picnic or sitting with friends, as well as being the perfect spot to watch the world go by.
Check out Tooting Arts Club, which puts on theatrical shows in unusual places. It’s Sweeney Todd production, staged at Harrington’s Pie and Mash a few years ago, was an internationally acclaimed sell-out, and James Franco came to see it!
Or pop into the lavishly ornate art deco Gala Bingo on Mitcham Road. It was the first Grade I-listed cinema and boasts a star-studded history of performances, including Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, and The Beatles.
Splash out at Tooting Bec Lido
A Grade II-listed art deco classic and England’s largest freshwater swimming pool, Tooting Bec Lido is a fantastic spot to have a dip and has even had Hollywood actor Brad Pitt swimming in its refreshing waters.