Tooting has been settled since per-Saxon times. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin however the means is controversial. It may mean the individuals of Tooting wherever Tooting might are an area Anglo-Saxon chieftain. AN or else it can be derived from a previous that means of the verb to tout, to appear out. There might are a tower here on the road to London and thence the individuals of the look-out post.
The Romans engineered a road that was later named Stone Street by English people, from London (Londinium) to Chichester (Noviomagus Regnorum), and that skilled Tooting. Tooting street is constructed on this road. In Saxon times, Tooting and Streatham (then Toting-cum-Stretham) was given to the Abbey of Chertsey. Later, Suene (Sweyn), believed to be a Northman, might are given all or a part of the land. In 933, King Athelstan of England is assumed to possess confirmed lands as well as Totinge (Tooting) to Chertsey Abbey.
Tooting seems within the written record of 1086 as Tootinges. Lower Tooting was command from Chertsey Abbey by Haimo the peace officer (of Kent). Its domesday assets were one church, 2½ ploughs, five acres (20,000 m2) of hayfield. It rendered £4. Later within the Norman amount it came into the possession of the American state Gravenel family, once whom it had been named Tooting Graveney. higher Tooting, or Tooting Bec, seems as a definite space and was command by the Abbey of Hellouin Bec, in geographical region, so feat the "Bec" in its name. Its domesday assets were five hides. It had 5½ ploughs, thirteen acres (53,000 m2). It rendered £7.
As with several of South London\'s suburbs, Tooting developed throughout the late Victorian amount. Some development occurred within the Edwardian era however another giant spurt in growth happened throughout the Nineteen Twenties and '30s.
• 1906 - Tooting Bec recreational facility opened.
• 1954 - St George\'s Hospital begins to relocate to Tooting from Hyde Park Corner, taking on the previous Grove Fever and Fountain Hospitals.
• 2003 - renovation of St George\'s Hospital buildings completed.
The 1977-80 BBC comedy series subject Smith was set in Tooting and popularised the cry \"Freedom for Tooting!\". Leading character within the series Wolfie Smith (played by Henry Martyn Robert Lindsay) was the founding father of a fictional revolutionary socialist political organisation, the Tooting alinement.
The 1962-67 BBC comedy series Hugh & i used to be set within the fictional herb Avenue in Tooting.
In 2005, a twenty eight klick diameter crater on Mars was named once Tooting. A earth science map of Tooting Crater is below preparation, and can be revealed by the U.S. geologic Survey within the u. s..
Tooting comedy double act Colin & Rob (Colin Leggo & Rob Tofield) ran Comedy at the church building at the sailor for four years till 2011, after they opened Comedy Trumpet. Comedy Trumpet is monthly night that has brought a number of the comedy circuit's biggest names to Tooting.
The Kitchens of Distinction (who shaped within the area) recorded "On Tooting Broadway Station" on their 1992 album The Death of Cool.
Scottish singer-songwriter Sandi Thom found fame once she webcast twenty one performances from her basement flat in Tooting between Feb and March 2006. Her track \"I want i used to be A stripling (With Flowers In My Hair)\" reached #1 on the united kingdom charts on a pair of June 2006.
Tooting Bec seems within the book the means of Liff, outlined because the state of affairs during which a driver sounds his or her horn at a automotive ahead, solely to find that the automotive ahead is position.
The phrase "Ting Tong from Tooting" is related to the character Ting Tong from the United Kingdom comedy sketch show very little Great Britain.
Upper Tooting Road, that runs between Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway station, includes a Brobdingnagian variety of Asian (UK definition i.e. Indian/Pakistani etc.) restaurants and snack joints creating it a well-liked place for guests on the weekends. the primary South Indian eating house in Tooting was Sree avatar, established in 1973 however it's since been joined by several alternative similar institutions like Phoebus Banana Leaf, Radha avatar Bhavan and Dosa N Chutney; all 3 of that area unit located South of the Broadway crossroads.Latest arrivals area unit Sri Lankan and Afghan eateries situation among Pizzerias, Pubs, Chinese takeaways alongside chain restaurants.
Tooting is positioned on the Northern Line — with stations at the highest and therefore the bottom of the Hill that slopes down the street, Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway. It conjointly has smart bus links, with routes to and from Central London, Croydon, Sutton and Kingston amongst others.
Tooting Broadway tube sign
Nearest railway stations
• Tooting terminus
• Balham terminus
• Haydons Road terminus