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St George’s has been based in Tooting in south west London since our move from Hyde Park Corner in 1980. Tooting has so much to offer from culinary delights at affordable prices to the largest outdoor open-air swimming pool in the UK. Lonely Planet described the area as “an uber-cool neighbourhood…. revelling in multiculturalism and originality” when naming Tooting as one of the 10 coolest neighbourhoods in the worldin 2017.

Below we’ve picked out three of our highlights to help you begin your exploration around your new home.

Tooting highlights

Tooting Market and Broadway Market

A student in Tooting Market.Both Tooting and Broadway Markets have served the local community since the 1930s .  They have a great mix of old and new, with artisan juice bars , craft beer shops and tapas restaurants rubbing shoulders with butchers, fishmongers and fabric stalls.  They are both great places to grab a tasty lunch at a reasonable price or settle in for a bit longer on a Friday or Saturday evening .

Tooting Bec Lido


Having first opened to the public in 1906, Tooting Bec Lido is the largest open-air swimming pool in the country. It draws a crowd in the summer months and has featured in the feature film ‘Snatch’, and BBC crime drama 'Luther'.

Curry corridor

Students eating at a restaurant in Tooting.Tooting boasts a wonderful array of curry houses. It is one of only two ’curry corridors’ in London (the other one being on Brick Lane), featuring food from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. There are also restaurants offering food from around the world dotted around the neighbourhood, from Brazilian to Vietnamese and Japanese to Italian.



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