Live the Tooting life
From the wonderful transport links to top-notch schools and brilliant access to a host of natural spaces, it’s a wonder house prices in Tooting aren’t a lot higher. It’s a great time to invest in this area, so take a look at our latest offers and see if you could get even more value out of your move with something such as our Movemaker scheme.
Things to see and do in Tooting
This is a great part of London to be in if you like to lead an outdoor life. From walks through Wandle Meadow Nature Park to trips to Tooting Gardens with the kids, Colliers Wood Recreation Ground with its sports facilities and pool is just to the south. Then there’s Tooting Bec Common, perfect for a stroll and a dip in the lido on a pleasant day.
From the nearby Mitcham Common to 50-hectare Morden Hall Park, Richmond Park and the Wimbledon and Putney Commons are also just to the west of Tooting. Visit the vibrant indoor markets and the London Sewing Machine Museum, and head north to Wandsworth Common or Clapham Common for a change of scenery.
Tooting is blessed with a great selection of schools ranked as outstanding by Ofsted. This includes Tooting Primary on Franciscan Road, St Boniface RC Primary, Hillbrook School and Gatton Primary. If you’re looking for a highly-rated secondary school, Graveney School in the Furzedown area is also in the education board’s top bracket.
Tooting transport links
This area has superb connections when it comes to public transport, with two stations - Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec - on the Tube’s Northern line. This gives you direct access to places like London Bridge, Bank and Camden Town, as well as Leicester Square and Embankment. Tooting also has a train station on London Road where you can catch Southern and Thameslink services, while Heathrow Airport is around 13 miles away.
The Tooting property scene
House prices in Tooting aren’t too much higher than the London average, meaning you can still find excellent value in such a popular place. Victorian and Edwardian terraced and semi-detached homes are most prevalent in Tooting, with some period properties providing you with the opportunity to do them up to your own taste.
If you’d rather move straight in to a modern, high-spec home that requires no work doing at all, you could look at new homes at Springfield Village or the New Mill Quarter a couple of miles south along Wallington’s Hackbridge Road. Wherever you decide to live, make sure you check to see if you could benefit from offers such as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme on your property purchase.