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16 April 2012

Explore Tooting Commons

Covering a sizable 221 acres, Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Graveney Commons are the largest open space in Wandsworth Borough. A remaining part of common land which once stretched as far as Mitcham, the Commons were protected from encroachment following the Metropolitan Commons Act of 1866, when the Metropolitan Board of Works acquired the land in the 1870s.

Today, the Commons are an important centre for local sporting activities, with football pitches, play equipment, horse riding, fishing, an athletics track and tennis courts, as well as probably the most famous aspect of the commons, Tooting Bec Lido, which reopens in May.

For more, see http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200073/parks_and_open_spaces/264/the_commons/2

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