Facts about Tooting
The Romans built a road, which was later named Stane Street by the English, from London to Chichester, and which passed through Tooting. Tooting High Street is built on this road. In Saxon times, Tooting and Streatham were given to the Abbey of Chertsey. Later, Suene, believed to be a Viking, may have been given all or part of the land. In 933, King Athelstan is thought to have confirmed lands including Totinge to Chertsey Abbey.
Tooting appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Totinges: Lower Tooting was held from Chertsey Abbey by Haimo the Sheriff when its assets were 1 church, 2 1⁄2 ploughlands of land and 5 acres of meadow. Its people were called to render £4 per year to their overlords. Later in the Norman period, it came into the possession of the De Gravenel family, after whom it was named Tooting Graveney.
Tooting is a district of South London, England, forming part of the London Borough of Wandsworth and partly in the London Borough of Merton. It is located 5 miles south south-west of Charing Cross. The Member of Parliament for Tooting is Dr Rosena Allin-Khan of the Labour Party, who was first elected in a 2016 by-election to represent the parliamentary constituency of Tooting.
Tooting is known for its British Asian community. As of 2011 in the Tooting ward, 9% of the population is Indian and Pakistani each, while 7% is Other Asian, with Urdu and Gujarati have widely spoken among these. It has gained the nickname “land of the curry mile” due to the concentration of South Asian restaurants.