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Secret Tooting Wandering

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 16 reviews.London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Saira

2 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

My hometown of Tooting, recently named in Lonely Planet as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world to live in, is full of wondrous hidden gems. From vibrant multicultural markets to a beautiful bingo hall housed in an iconic Grade I cinema, I'll share the stories behind these gems as well as introduce you to the communities and individuals that make Tooting such a special place.

I'll also share with you recommendations of places to visit and things to do in areas across London that would be of specific interest to you, that will help you to get under the skin of the city.
My hometown of Tooting, recently named in Lonely Planet as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world to live in, is full of wondrous hidden gems. From vibrant multicultural markets to a beautiful bingo hall housed in an iconic Grade I cinema, I'll share the stories behind these gems as well as introduce you to the communities and individuals that make Tooting such a special place.

I'll also share with you recommendations of place…
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Meet your host, Saira

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 16 Reviews
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I'm a community leader and founder of the Living London tour company. Over the years, I've explored, photographed and written about over a thousand hidden gems across the city, from bingo halls and burial grounds to wild nature reserves and quirky art galleries. Through my explorations, I've met hundreds of interesting Londoners - artists, urban explorers, filmmakers, storytellers, mudlarks, conservationists- even a lighthouse keeper. I've been leading secret wanderings, workshops and events in different areas of London for years. I know the city inside out- it's people, places and stories. I've created tours for clients including the Tate, Museum of London, Time Out, Kings College, citizenM and Ace Hotel. Find me at @livinglon / livinglondon.org
I'm a community leader and founder of the Living London tour company. Over the years, I've explored, photographed and written about over a thousand hidden gems across the city, from bingo halls and burial grounds to wild nature reserves and quirky art galleries. Through my explorations, I've met hundreds of interesting Londoners - artists, urban explorers, filmmakers, storytellers, mudlarks, conservationists- even a lighthouse keeper. I've been leading secret wanderings, workshops and events in…
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Where you'll be

We'll be visiting a number of interesting places on the walk including the vibrant Tooting High street and markets, a regal bingo hall and a hidden cemetery

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Alia
November 2019
Saira really knows her stuff, she was professional throughout but also really approachable and great to be around during the day. She answered all questions during the day and I wouldn't go to anyone else for a London experience tour. Want to go again!!!!
Saira really knows her stuff, she was professional throughout but also really approachable and great to be around during the day. She answered all questions during the day and I wo…
Tanya
November 2019
this wandering was a unique and a very cultural wandering going through the market streets. I felt the area was very buzzy, Saira knew the area and the history very well and I would recommend the tour. Also a bonus i enjoyed eating samosas and getting to know a new area well
this wandering was a unique and a very cultural wandering going through the market streets. I felt the area was very buzzy, Saira knew the area and the history very well and I woul…
Sophie
November 2019
Saira's Secret Tooting Wandering was a wonderful and very enjoyable experience. Saira is warm, informative, engaging and gives an insightful, personal, fun tour. It was unique and very special. This tour introduced me to Tooting - a vibrant place. I highly recommend.
Saira's Secret Tooting Wandering was a wonderful and very enjoyable experience. Saira is warm, informative, engaging and gives an insightful, personal, fun tour. It was unique and…
Madeleine
November 2019
Saira was a fantastic host who made everyone feel welcome and comftable. We explored lots of hidden gems that I would have never of thought to explore myself. This tour was so unique and a wonderful way to explore Tooting with a captivating and kind guide. I would highly recommend!
Saira was a fantastic host who made everyone feel welcome and comftable. We explored lots of hidden gems that I would have never of thought to explore myself. This tour was so un…
Steve
October 2019
Tour was described as a 2 1/2 hr tour, however it ended at 7:30 for only 1 1/2 hour. I felt tour would be more enjoyed by people who live in London. Her stories referenced famous British folk who I never heard of and cities and locations throughout England that I had no idea where they were. Saira was a very friendly and personable. Maybe a little more history of Tooting would help.
Tour was described as a 2 1/2 hr tour, however it ended at 7:30 for only 1 1/2 hour. I felt tour would be more enjoyed by people who live in London. Her stories referenced famous…
Katie
July 2019
Thank you so much to Saira! What a wonderful experience. I loved getting to know her unique hometown, and she has a very warm, welcoming, and friendly style.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera!