My daughter is in Tooting - what should she see?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by danny la rouge, May 2, 2018.

  1. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    My daughter is visiting a friend in Tooting. Friend is at work today. What is the cool thing a 22-year-old would like to see in Tooting?

    (So I can text her some recs and appear to be happening and connected).
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    if she likes hospitals she could admire st george's.
     
  3. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

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  4. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    She should see her way to the nearest masala dosa / rava dosa eating establishment ASAP
     
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  5. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    Indoor market, go for a nice curry, Tooting bec common if it's not raining.
     
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  6. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Tooting market has been sufficiently gentrified that new visitors can enjoy it while thinking it's all authentic and stuff. And it's close to a Primark.
     
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  7. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    Merton Abbey Mills is moribund these days, not long for this world I reckon.

    Tooting markets are good.
     
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  8. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    Lol. She can do similar things in Stirling. (Where eyebrow threading is cheap, there's a big Sainsbury, and so on).

    I was hoping for something a bit more hip (without being hipster).
     
  9. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    danny la rouge, get her to go to Pooja and bring you back some sweeties.
     
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  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    Do you know of good ones I can direct her to?
     
  11. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    If she's a hardy soul then a swim in Tooting Bec Lido - second biggest outdoor pool in Europe or something. It's raining at the moment mind you.
     
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  12. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    ... they'll make her a scrummy mixed box for a few quid and if she does the wide eyed tourist bit properly give her a rather fetching shopping bag as well.
     
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  13. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    but lets be honest, a fading 'craft' market (albeit with a fascinating history), a Lido in the rain and a few retail opportunities is just about all there is in Tooting for tourists :)

    e2a but the sweets are a must!
     
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  14. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    Dawat- 256-258 upper tooting road, Opposite TK max. Never had a bad meal from there!
     
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  15. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Definitely Pooja - and St George's Hospital famed for being 24 hours in A+E are the highlights
     
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  16. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    There're loads. My ex (of Sri Lankan Tamil origin as are many of the restaurants round there) reckoned they were all pretty decent. Quite a few are veggie too. (Or used to be -- used to live round there and ate out round there a lot. )
     
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  17. Sea Star

    Sea Star Keep back! Devils!

    First thing I did in Tooting, when i was a hip young thing, was go and do a citizen Smith fist pump outside Tooting Broadway station. :oops::facepalm:
     
  18. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    Springfields is better
     
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  19. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    Have you ever been it it? It's fucking freezing. I'm not discounting the fact I'm a whimp and don't like being cold.
     
  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    I mentioned Citizen Smith as soon as she said she was going to Tooting. She gave me a pitying look that implied "one of your prehistoric references". It made me feel old.
     
  21. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Been once many years ago. It's popular in the summer.
     
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  22. Sea Star

    Sea Star Keep back! Devils!

    I had a friend 20 years older than me that had a swim in the lido first thing every morning, whatever the weather. She much preferred going there in the winter for the very reason you mention.
     
  23. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    bah. Think of the pitying look if there was a suggestion of going to look at Amen Corner.
    [​IMG]

    it's a road junction btw.
     
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  24. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Bear in mind I left South London five years ago but in 2013 Radha Krishna Bhavan, Sree Krishna (Keralan South Indian) and Jaffna House (Sri Lankan) were always reliably good. Sadly she's too late for the much lamented Kastoori.

    Down in South Wimbledon there's the Trafalgar Free House, a proper old fashioned place that is drinking pretty much literally in someone's front room. Not that hip though.
     
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  25. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge arbiter of taste and expert in all things right

    Nah (nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah).
     
  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Mirch Masala is the best curry house. Don't listen to anyone else!
     
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  27. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Well-Known Member

    the train timetable
     
  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    My dentist is in tooting, if she needs a checkup.

    But more seriously, if she happens to like Reggae Music, I think Channel One still do a lot of stuff at the Tramshed. You've also got the common, and if you're so inclined the sewing machine museum, as well as the Lido.
     
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  29. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Mirch Masala is lovely. But it's Keralan/South Indian/Sri Lankan food that makes Tooting distinctive and unusual, and Mirch Masala isn't that. (Plus the best Mirch Masala branch isn't in Tooting)
     
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  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Went to Chutney & Dosa recently and it wasn't all that (apart from the dosas). Wasn't BYOB either, which is the clincher for me)
     

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