Saluting Tooting

Our students love Tooting for its community feel, its melting pot atmosphere and its friendly vibes, all within easy reach of central London.

The shops, bars, restaurants and public buildings of Tooting channel the area’s welcoming and easy-going attitude, offering a diverse mix of products and services which reflect the range of cultures represented locally and in London.

Every year, our international students vote for their top ten attractions in Tooting, in a poll known as the #TootingTopTen.

In recent years, several staple Tooting institutions have been featured among the Tooting Top Ten:

Tooting Market: South West London’s biggest indoor market offers a wide range of foods at great prices, perfect for helping to create tasty dishes on a student budget.


Tooting Library: housed in an Edwardian era building originally built in 1902 and refurbished in 2010, the local library offers a range of fiction and non fiction books, a large collection of Asian language books, as well as free WiFi and study areas.


Tooting Bec Common: this massive green space lets students get away from the bustle of London and boasts an activity centre, athletics track, lake, nature trail, wildlife areas, sports pitches and much, much more!


Tooting Bec Lido: one of Britain’s oldest and largest open air pools, the lido has been around since 1906 but has been constantly modernised and updated since.


Tooting Broadway underground station: the friendly staff at our local tube station and their uplifting ‘Thought of the Day’ board brighten up our students’ journeys.


Lahore Karahi: Tooting is known for its delicious curries and local residents aren’t alone in their love for this Pakistani restaurant – it has also been voted among the top ten curry houses in London!


Graveney and Meadow: a friendly community café and bar which also hosts the festive Tootsmas Christmas event.


Tooting Leisure Centre: indoor cycling, swimming, exercise studios and a sauna just minutes away from the St George’s campus.


Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:41