2 reviews of Tooting Bec Common in English
Ah, Tooting Bec Common. Me and the missus have enjoyed this open space for many years.
It is the biggest open space in Wandsworth, It is more natural looking than most commons, and has loads of amenities, that are quite hidden depending on where you are walking.
We usually like to go out at night and sit in the Common drinking wine (highly recommended) as well as the day during the summer, it is amazing how quiet it is, with groups of people chilling here and there during the summer months.
If you like to exercise, the main path around the park is quite enjoyable and varied for running, although you will have to cross a main road if you are going to run around the entire Common. You will also find an athletics track nearby with a gym, which you can use on a PAYG basis, and tennis courts within the Common. Tooting Bec Lido is there to enjoy if you like swimming outside, it is apparently the biggest open pool in europe, and was once used for filming Brad Pitts knockout scene in the movie 'Snatch'.
There is also plenty to keep the kids entertained, with a dedicated play area which always seems lively, as well as a pond with all sorts of beautiful wildlife in it, there used to be another pond (which was our favourite) but it was drained of water somehow a few years ago, but is still a nice place to sit and chill, because of it's seclusion by the bushes that surround it.
If you are a keen Photographer or Painter/Drawer there is plenty of subject matter for you too, the aforementioned pond for one, is very good for wildlife Photography and Painting/Drawing.
If you like forests, there's a mini one in the Common also, with little sections to sit in if you like to do that sort of thing, We have walked through it at night for a thrill. It's good for filming a horror movie.
All in all it is a great place and you will be hard pressed to find a Common with such beauty and natural areas that seemed to have been untouched for many years, check it out, you will not be disappointed.
For more info, go to http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200073/parks_and_open_s...
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