Tooting is within south London and a part of the Borough of Wandsworth. It is south west of Charing Cross. Its postcode district is SW17. There have been settlements in the area since pre-Saxon times, though the name of the town could come from the Saxon language and mean the people of Tota, with it being likely that Tota was an Anglo-Saxon leader. But the etymology of Tooting may come from the verb to tout, meaning to look out, which may of been because of a watchtower in the area.
What is now known as Stane Street was originally a Roman road which spanned from London to Chichester and passed through Tooting. The area was given to the Abbey of Chertsey during the Saxon period. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book under Chertsey Abbey, though later on the ownership went to the De Gravenel family. In the Victorian period, the now suburban area began to undergo development and this carried on right into the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1906 Tooting Bec Lido open-air swimming pool opened and is the largest swimming pool (going by surface area alone) in the United Kingdom. The pool has been used for filming advertisements and Brad Pitt film Snatch. St George's Hospital is the leading teaching hospital in the UK and was moved to Tooting in 1954, with redevelopment taking place in 2003. Tooting Commons is an open space made up of Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Graveney Common. Several wildlife habitats for rare animals are here and throughout its history it has been visited by Queen Elizabeth I and Doctor Samuel Johnson. There are many restaurants featuring cuisine from different nations including countries such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China. Wimbledon stadium is here and is one of the few London's greyhound racing tracks. The local football team is Tooting & Mitcham F. In 2005 a crater on Mars was named after the area.
Notable people to have lived in the area include comedians Henning Wehn, Stephen K. Amos and Paul Merton, actors George Cole and Michael Angelis, football players Darren Bent, Clint Morrison and Bas Savage, motorcycle racer Gino Rea, musicians Matt Willis, Lowkey, New Musik and Snakefinger, and multiple world snooker champion Jimmy White.
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