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The connections

From Tooting Bec, it takes just 20 minutes to get to Waterloo on the Northern line or 30 minutes to Tottenham Court Road.

It’s also well-served by buses, including the 219 which goes straight to Clapham Junction, 249 to Clapham Common – perfect for a night on the tiles.

For a full bus route map click here.

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What can you rent?

Properties vary hugely, but expect Victorian maisonettes and conversions plus ex-local authority flats offering great views across Tooting Bec Common.

“A personal highlight of mine is the converted psychiatric hospital opposite the common,“ Pay says.

The site is now made up of large, modern, affordable one, two and three-bedroom apartments, ideal for young workers and families.

SW17 Info

Borough Wandsworth

Council Tax Approx £700pa

Travel time to London 20 minutes

Tube Northern line

Average flat/house share £500-700pr/pcm

Average rental studio £850-£1000pcm

Average flat one bed £1200-£1500pcm


My Area

Eliska Sustoba
Waitress, 30

“Tooting Bec has some really nice parks and the Lido, which is why I think a lot of people want to live here. It’s slightly pricey, but worth the money.”

Roger Norton
Banker, 30

“Most of Tooting Bec is quite residential but it is getting lots of young professionals and business-types. The neighborhood is getting youthful.”

Christine Hannigan
Retail. 25

“Tooting Bec is becoming inundated with more people. Loads of house-hunters are trickling down from Balham and Clapham because it’s up and coming."


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