An introduction to Tooting Bec
Tooting Bec is a small area of Wandsworth, south London. It takes its name from Bec Abbey in Normandy, which was given land in the area by William the Conqueror following the Norman invasion. Some notable amenities of the area include its athletic stadium, Tooting Bec Lido, and Tooting Commons.
Richmond upon Thames - a jewel in the crown of London
Richmond upon Thames is widely known as one of the most aesthetic boroughs in London, and has been a favourite retreat for the royal family for many years. The Thames runs for 10 miles through it, passing Kew Gardens, the town centre of Richmond and Hampton Court Palace. With green spaces such as Richmond Park, stately homes like Ham House, and well-reputed arts centres like the Marianne North Gallery and Richmond Theatre, this borough is a popular escape from the rush and bustle of inner London.
Get away from it all at Isabella Plantation
Isabella Plantation is a woodland stretching over 40 acres, and was started as a Victorian tree plantation in the early 19th century. This sprawling patch of paradise is characterised by its beautiful evergreen azaleas, and an expanse of camellias and rhododendrons, along with a range of other fascinating plant life.
Planning a trip to Tooting Bec? Travelodge London Balham Hotel is based just outside of the Nearby Balham train station, and Travelodge London Crystal Palace Hotel is a half-hour drive away.