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.