House clearance Tooting SW17
Few little facts about Tooting
Tooting is situated in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Tooting has been settled since pre-Saxon times, and its name means "the dwelling of the sons of Totas". A large open area, popularly known as Tooting Common, lies at the northern end of Tooting. Historically this was two separate open spaces: Tooting Graveney Common nearer to Tooting, and Tooting Bec Common towards Streatham. The latter common includes Tooting Bec Lido, which is 90 metres long and 30 metres wide making it undoubtedly the largest freshwater open air pool in the UK, and reputedly the largest freshwater open air pool in Europe.
British TV police drama 'The Bill' is frequently filmed in and around Tooting.
The BBC comedy series Citizen Smith was set in Tooting and popularised the cry "Freedom for Tooting!". Star of the series Wolfie Smith (played by Robert Lindsay) was a beret-hatted Communist "leftie" type, founder of fictional revolutionary political organisation, the Tooting Popular Front.
The Kitchens of Distinction (who formed in the area) recorded 'On Tooting Broadway Station' on their 1992 album The Death of Cool.
Darren Bent (Professional Footballer), Matt Willis (Musician) and Jimmy White(Professional snooker player) are some of the notable residents of Tooting.