What to know about Tooting
Recently voted as one of the top 10 neighbourhoods in the world to visit, Tooting offers a tight-knit community feel; popular among young professionals and families for its selection of schools, restaurants, nightlife, and the vast green space of Tooting Common, and as a quieter alternative to the neighbouring areas of Balham and Clapham South.
Tooting is full of diverse cuisine and fantastic nightlife. The area also offers excellent transport links including; the Northern line from Tooting Bec Tube station, with access to London Bridge and Waterloo in approximately 20 minutes; the Overground at Tooting station to St Albans via Blackfriars; and Sutton via Wimbledon.
Among the areas more well-known residents are footballer Darren Bent, comedians Stephen K. Amos and Milton Jones, and entertainer Paul Merton.
So, what will you get for your money buying in Tooting?
The majority of properties in Tooting are traditional Victorian houses, with some Edwardian homes boasting many of their original period features. Many larger double-fronted Victorian houses are located in the popular Heaver Estate, with Tooting Bec Common a short walk away. Properties overlooking the park on Elmbourne Road can often fetch in excess of £3 million.
Victorian conversions, as well as new-build developments prove popular with first-time buyers, families, and investors who benefit from the excellent yields Tooting offers. Central one-bedroom flats tend to fetch between £350,000 to £500,000, whilst two-bedroom flats range from £400,000 to well in excess of £700,000 for spacious split-level flats.
Larger houses in the area start from £600,000 and can reach over £3.5 million for those impressive seven-bedroom, double-fronted houses.
And what will you get for your money renting in Tooting?
Rental properties in Tooting begin at £230pw and range to £365pw for studio and one-bedroom flats, depending on their proximity to Tooting Bec Common.
Two-bedroom properties generally let from £330pw for basic accommodation, up to £500pw for properties with modern specifications.
For professional sharers and families looking for three- and four-bedroom properties, the price difference ranges from £450pw to over £1,000pw. A premium is often attached to properties with three equally-sized double bedrooms - ideal for professional sharers.
What else can you expect from Tooting?
Tooting is full of buzzing bars and restaurants, but the area also offers the lovely green space of Tooting Common, where you'll find families and locals enjoying various activities, as well as schools using the park for extra-curricular activities.
The area is also known for its plethora of different cuisines and some notable restaurants including; Apollo Banana Leaf, Dosa n Chutny, Meza, and The Chicken Shop (owned by Soho House). For those late night revellers, some bars especially popular with locals include The Castle, Tooting Tram & Social, Little Bar and Wheatsheaf.
Tooting Market is a well-known indoor market, located on Tooting High Street. One of London's largest indoor markets, it's been established for almost a century. The market includes fresh food, fashion, music, arts and crafts, furniture and a food court. Whilst it gets exceptionally busy on the weekends, it's also open every day of the week.
Green spaces in Tooting
Tooting Bec Common spans over 200 acres and is very popular amongst locals, especially young families. The Common is a combination of two parks; namely Tooting Graveney Common and Tooting Bec. It's also home to the largest Lido in Europe spanning 90 meters in length.Read more
Transport in Tooting
There are excellent transport links from Tooting, allowing residents to get to central London in just 20 minutes.
London Underground services from Tooting include: Tooting Bec (Northern line, Zone 3), Tooting Broadway (Northern line, Zone 3).Read more
Properties in this area
In addition to our experienced and knowledgeable local team, our network of 30 London offices all work together to give our customers and clients the widest choice and best matches.
Our Tooting office is centrally located in SW17 on the busy Upper Tooting Road. Working closely with our neighbouring Clapham, Balham, and Battersea offices, the Tooting team offers a comprehensive residential property service across Tooting, Tooting Bec, Mitcham, Streatham, and Colliers Wood.
We are also selling and letting property in the surrounding areas of Wandsworth, Balham, and Wimbledon.