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Living in Tooting, south west London

A local community in the heart of the city

Located in south west London, Tooting is a culturally vibrant area with an exciting and mixed background of people and cultures.

Its diversity is reflected in the shops, restaurants and wide range of local facilities you'll find right on your doorstep, from big-name chain stores to specialist boutiques.

Tooting High Street is just a five-minute walk from St George's, University of London. Here you can find a diverse variety of food and drink to suit all tastes and budgets.

Whether you're looking to grab a fresh cup of coffee, pick up a cheap lunch, or savour a hot meal at a gastro pub, you'll be sure find something that fits the bill. Halal and other dietary options are also readily available.

The area hosts a number of restaurants and shops specialising in Chinese, Lebanese, Indian, Sri Lanka and Pakistani foods. Nearby Edgware Road is known as 'the Middle Eastern Chinatown', and offers a variety of cuisine, as well as shisha bars and Islamic banks.

Plenty to see and do

Tooting benefits from an array of green spaces, offering a quiet change from the pace of London life.

In addition to several small park areas, the student halls are located within a 10-minute walk of the expansive and leafy Wandsworth Common, while Tooting Bec Common is also nearby.

Local sports facilities include Tooting Leisure Centre and swimming pool, Central London Golf Centre, horse-riding stables, Tooting Bec Lido (the largest open-air pool in the British Isles) and Tooting athletics track.

Tooting offers affordable housing for students within walking distance of lectures. And buses, trains and the Underground all offer quick, frequent travel in to central London, where you're always guaranteed something new to discover.

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