Tooting is one of the South London districts, which is administered by London Borough of Wandsworth Council. With approximate population of 17 000 people it benefits from excellent transport links to central London via Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec stations. This perfectly serves busy young commuters, which choose to live or work in Tooting.
Star of the area is Tooting Broadway Market, which, as well as Tooting High Street, has seen explosion of new restaurants during past few years. The area is perfect for outdoor lovers due to famous Lido open air fresh water swimming pool, which by surface area is the largest swimming pool in the whole of UK.
Another great building in Tooting is St Georges Hospital, founded in 1733 is the largest teaching hospital in UK, run by NHS foundation trust. With 1300 hospital beds it serves entire South East London area especially for trauma related injuries. You can often spot a helicopter landing on one of the helicopter pads, located close to Blackshaw Road. Hospital has also taken part on Chanel 4 documentary called “24Hours in A&E”.
Tooting also appeared on Lonely Planet’s List as one of 10 coolest neighbourhoods in the world, rubbing its shoulders with New York’s Sunset Park and Triangle in Lisbon.
The ideal spot for relaxing, jogging or dog walking is Tooting Common, which houses number of recreation facilities, such as sport pitches, playgrounds, lake fishing, athletics track and many more.