Tooting Common (also known as Tooting Bec Common, Tooting Graveney Common)9488

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The common is partly grass and partly shrubs and woodland and forms an important and historic green area in this part of London despite the roads that cross and surround it. Buildings around the common include a Regency gothic villa, but is predominantly of the later C19th.

History

Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Graveney Common, together with Streatham Green are the remains of common land that once stretched as far as Mitcham. An avenue of trees marks the former boundary line between the two commons, now to all intents and purposes one.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted. For opening times for Tooting Bec Lido call 020 8871 7198.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted. For opening times for Tooting Bec Lido call 020 8871 7198.

Directions

Tube: Tooting Bec, Balham (Northern). Rail: Balham, Streatham Hill. Bus: G1, 115, 249, 349.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust