Local Area

Here at St George’s we are based in the thriving, multicultural hub of Tooting in south west London. We have close ties with the local community and as an institution we play an active role in the vibrancy of the area.

Central London on your doorstep

With a variety of pubs, clubs, parks and entertainment, as well as a plethora of amazing restaurants and eateries, there is plenty in Tooting to keep students occupied. Additional buzzing shopping areas in Clapham, Balham, Wilmbledon Colliers Wood are also close by, as well as the bright lights of central London - all readily accessible via the Northern Line tube service, which now runs 24-7 on weekends. When you study at St George's, the capital city and all of its delights really are on your doorstep.

Food, drink and leisure

Particular highlights include Tooting’s numerous, excellent curry houses, while our many pubs, including the Antelope and the Castle, provide great spaces to relax and take a break from studying.

Aside from food and drink, we'd recommend taking a walk to Tooting Common to experience Tooting Lido - a 300ft by 100ft outdoor swimming pool which is very popular in the summer months. It was also been featured in the film Snatch, which starred Brad Pitt.

Discover Tooting Market

As well as all this, we have Tooting Market - a vibrant up and coming space with independent stores including a winery, a brewery, a gin bar and an Italian restaurant where your order is handmade and cooked in an open fire oven right in front of you. With a DJ playing chilled reggae until the early hours each Friday and Saturday night, it's the perfect spot to relax with friends. With cheap, fresh fruit and vegetables  available daily, Tooting Market is sure to become a student staple during your time at St George’s.

Keeping fit

If that last point about fresh fruit and veg is more to your liking, you can further your healthy lifestyle by joining one of the local gyms in Tooting which are easily walkable from our campus. PureGym Wandsworth is open 24/7 with free exercise classes for members and a cost of only £15.99 a month, as well as associated benefits for students. Tooting Leisure Centre is also close by and offers a gym, swimming pool and sports court hire - keeping fit at George’s couldn't be easier.