Tooting has come pretty far since the time of Citizen Smith – these days the ‘power to the people’ comes mostly by way of just how much there is to do around these parts. From the budget-priced South Asian restaurants and ace independent pubs and bars to Tooting Bec lido and the leafy, lush common, SW17 has never had it so good. Even the Mayor of London used to call it home. The new Shoreditch? It may well be.