21-23 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN
Tube: Tooting Broadway (Northern)
Open: Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri-Sat 8am-10.30pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Tooting Market still has it’s traditional fruit and veg stall on the High Street selling cheap veggie basics by the bowl, but beyond the old exterior this market has undergone a real transformation. At the centre of the L-shaped avenue, Brickwood coffee bar has a large illuminated sign saying TOOTING - SO COOL RIGHT NOW, and this really sums up what’s been happening here. Tooting Market now has a vinyl specialist, lots of trendy bars and eateries including Koi Ramen, Boom Bap Burger and a branch of Franco Manca. There are also some great gift shops including the fabulous Love Art which runs regular art classes, a gin distillery and at the back of the market there’s even a trendy gentlemen’s barbers. The market still has a few pockets of the old Tooting, with the traditional butchers and Portuguese café doing well and it’s great to see that the market thriving when back in the 90’s it looked on it’s last legs.
This feature is taken from our forthcoming book:
by Andrew Kershman