London Area Guides
Tooting Area Guide
Our area guide to Tooting gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW17, SW18, RG12
The Tooting neighbourhood is famous for its park and Lido, one of the largest in Europe. The area is popular with professional couples and families, and anyone seeking better value for money than Clapham or Battersea.
Property Types & Architecture
Heading down the Northern Line Tube Map, just South of Balham you will see stops at both Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway. Properties in Tooting mainly consist of Victorian and Edwardian terraces, 1920s cottages and purpose built maisonettes, together with new build apartments . There are examples of Early Georgian and Arts and Crafts properties in the area.
Shopping & Entertainment
A destination famed for its South Asian Cuisine, particularly in Tooting Broadway, the area has in recent times added a large number of fun and eclectic new bars, pubs and restaurants to its scene offering something for everyone's taste. The Tooting Arts Club is a local company matching theatre to venues and Tooting's Annual 'Foodival' festival celebrates locally grown food.
Parks & Commons
Tooting Lido is the largest of its kind in the UK and a great place for a sunny day out or a refreshing winter swim. Tooting is also famed for its 200 acres of green expanses - The Tooting Commons. Tooting also boasts a 9 hole golf course and driving range for which you don't have to be a member so that you can turn up and pay and play.
Who lives here?
Popular with young professional and families looking for a bit of space in a vibrant area with real community feel. With 2 tube stations as well as rail and bus networks, commuters will love their easy journey into the City. Tooting is a great place to live south of the river.
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Schools in Tooting & Exam Results
Schools in Tooting fall under the Wandsworth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Tooting by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Tooting
Tooting Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Tooting area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Local Area Website Links:
Below is a collection of links of local interest.
Tooting Local Authorities
Tooting is represented by Wandsworth Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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