268 Franciscan Road, Tooting, SW17 8HFShow on map
Choosing to stay in a serviced apartment in London, over a hotel, gives visitors certain advantages, including greater flexibility and freedom, the services of a hotel at guests' discretion and the opportunity... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
200 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 2BHShow on map
The Holiday Inn Express Wimbledon is an 83 room, two star hotel located in Wimbledon, South West London. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground system. The closest tube station to The Holiday Inn Express... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
27 Chapter Way, Wimbledon, SW19 2RFShow on map
"Only 400 metres from the Colliers Wood tube station which takes you to the City, Kings Cross and London Bridge" The Premier Inn Wimbledon South is a 132 room, 3 star hotel based in Wimbledon, South West... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SDShow on map
The Antoinette Hotel is a 47 room, 3 star hotel based in Wimbledon, South West London. This lies in Zone 3 of the Underground system. The nearest tube station to the Antoinette Hotel is South Wimbledon.... Read More »
14 Balham Hill, Balham, SW12 9EBShow on map
The Gateway Hotel enjoys a peaceful, leafy location close to Clapham Common, in the south of London. Housed in an elegant, Victorian style red brick building, this low-cost hotel offers a convenient and... Read More »
43 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4JZShow on map
The Justin James Hotel is a 19 room, budget friendly 3 star hotel which is located in Wimbledon, South West London. The closest tube station to the hotel is Wimbledon. It is located in Zone 3 of the... Read More »
18 Leigham Court Rd, Streatham, SW16 2PJShow on map
London has a long history of titled residents living in the city's boroughs, but fortunately for visitors many of these grand residences have now been turned into luxurious hotels for those of less noble birth... Read More »
90-93, Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, SW4 9DJShow on map
The Euro Lodge Clapham is housed in an attractive, 18th century, red-brick building just a few steps from Clapham Common in southwest London. The area is quiet and peaceful and good for transport links into... Read More »
80-81 Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, SW4 9DQShow on map
Euro Hotel Clapham is housed in an extraordinarily charming building, with a turreted spire on one side, giving it a distinct Harry Potter vibe. Situated in a quiet part of Clapham Common, with views... Read More »
Pub / Hotel
East Hill, Wandsworth, SW18 2QBShow on map
Traditional English pubs are renowned for their cosy seats, great range of ales and warm, welcoming atmosphere. They are also a great place to meet Londoners and soak up the atmosphere, so they also make great... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near Tooting
Tooting, which lies in south-west London, positioned between Balham, Colliers Wood and Wimbledon, was settled in pre-Anglo Saxon times and at one time, was owned by a Viking called Suene. Nowadays, possibly due to its charmingly comical name, Londoners have a somewhat ironic affection for the place and it even has the honour of having a crater named after it on Mars, although the Northern Line definitely won't get you there.
The area was developed in the Victorian era when the tube line was laid in place and Tooting became a largely residential area. Although perhaps slightly rougher around the edges than in Notting Hill, Kensington and Clapham, Tooting still has these old buildings lining its streets and enjoys several landscaped green spaces, making it a pleasant mix of country and town.
Due to its convenient location on the borders of London and cheaper housing prices, Tooting also has a strong immigrant community, and this ethnic diversity is reflected in the wide selection of restaurants and lively cultural scene in the area. Kastoori and Mirch Masala offer great Indian cuisine, and The Polish White Eagle Club offers Polish comfort food and traditional dances. This is most visible in the fascinating Tooting Market, a bit of an institution in London; here you can buy ingredients from around the world, or tuck in to some hearty Caribbean street food. Tooting also contains a range of independent boutiques to explore as well as the usual high-street stores; so shopping enthusiasts will have plenty to see.
The area encompasses Tooting, Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway, and is perhaps best known for Tooting Common and Tooting Bec Common. Tooting Bec Common is the more manicured of the two, with picturesque jogging routes, a duck pond, playground, sports facilities and the famed Tooting Bec Lido, a 90 metre long pool, which was opened in 1906 and remains a popular place to cool off for Londoners in the summer months. The common also hosts outdoor festivals and gigs in the warmer weather, so it's worth checking the programme before you visit. Nearby there is also an athletics stadium available for local and visiting kids to use.
Tooting Common is a much wilder space, where you might see more birds and wildlife than in Tooting Bec, an attractive place to visit, but for activities, Tooting Bec really has the edge. Tooting does have a range of friendly local pubs and bars, but its proximity to Wimbledon means that you can easily visit the stylish establishments there, or of course, watch a spot of tennis. Wimbledon also has a great range of theatres, including the adorable Polka Children's Theatre, and the huge Wimbledon Common; home to TV characters the Wombles. Nearby Balham also has a lively nightlife scene and is renowned for its live comedy at famed venue The Banana Cabaret, where legends such as Jack Dee and Jo Brand have performed.
Tooting is within easy reach of London, located on the Northern Line, Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec tube stations arrive in central London within 15 minutes and stop at major transport hub Waterloo Station, for trains throughout the UK. Hotels in Tooting tend to be much cheaper than in central London, although they do vary in quality. For those who wish to explore London, but escape to a green space with ease, Tooting is a good choice, or for those watching the tennis at Wimbledon, however, if you want to be near to London sights and attractions, you may find Tooting a bit isolated, so a better option is to stay in Kennington, just a few stops from Waterloo, and pop to Tooting for a swim and an ice cream when the sun pops out.