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. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Exciting or what!
     
  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Tooting also has the biggest Chicken Cottage I've ever seen
     
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  3. ash

    ash Inittogether

    I think it’s the biggest Chicken Cottage in Europe
     
  4. ash

    ash Inittogether

    The funniest quote I heard (which really shouldn’t have been funny) was Vanessa Felz on Radio London talking about knife crime. A yoof phoned in and described how he had been stabbed. Vanessa listened in her usual empathetic and concerned way and asked where he had been stabbed (meaning in his body) and he said ‘up the Chicken Cottage.’
     
  5. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    It's not. It's empty any time i pass it, there's much better on that road.
     
  6. ash

    ash Inittogether

    The one with the really long name beginning with S is fab we were there yesterday and there was a queue of mostly Indian families. Dawat next door was empty.
     
  7. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    Saravanaa Bhavan ?
    What time was that ?
     
  8. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Correct great vegetarian food - 1.30 the other place had a handful of people there. I’ve never tried it. I do miss the Kastoori and now the dosa place at the Bec has closed I used to like that one too.
     
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  9. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    When the ancient Egyptians came to London they stayed in tooting common (tutankhamun) disclaimer, I'm drunk.
     
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  10. Sea Star

    Sea Star Keep back! Devils!

    I was once involved in a campaign for a Tutankhamen psychopath (Tooting Common cycle path) but nobody else ever though my joke was funny.
     
  11. ash

    ash Inittogether

    There is a long standing story or urban myth of the American who came to London for the Tutankhamen exhibition. He jumped in a cab and asked for Tutankhamen- guess where he ended up
     
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  12. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Right perverse weirdo

  13. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins FFS can I just have some peace??

    She could visit one of the numerous Indian grocery stores and marvel at the sheer variety of lentils on offer.
     
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  14. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree Right perverse weirdo

    That sounds a bit dahl.
     
  15. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    In the last months if her life my mother was admitted to St George's several times. Looking out the windows of the ward she would engage you in conversation about the outside world she could see which several times failed to match the dull reality that we perceived.

    Tooting is a place best seen through the eyes of visionaries
     
  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    it's bloody good though, what do the idiots know
     
  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    but are any of them BYOB. Not everyone can afford to pay for restaurant booze.
     
  18. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    I don't know, i don't see people drinking alcohol in the ones i eat in.
    I like the booze free places better, less arseholes and drunk lads giving the staff grief.
     
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  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Are there booze free ones in tooting? The only booze free one I've been to was in Bradford. I only eat out at a curry house when catching up with mates, so would prefer ones you can bring a bottle of wine to, instead of only being able to afford one overpriced Tiger beer
     
  20. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    I havn't seen booze in the three or four places that i know, i'm pretty sure some do byob. They are not your average west end curry house for pissed up Londoners and stag do's.
     
  21. ash

    ash Inittogether

    A couple in Tooting have signs outside saying no alcohol - I think that is a relatively new phenomenon. I agree with sea lion that the best ones are booze free probably as they are focused on Indian customers who aren’t looking to drink with their meal. I’m quite happy to have an amazing meal without alcohol and got to the pub after.
     
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  22. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    As did I and my flatmate. And probably all our visitors did it at least once. I don't think we were all that hip, though, just easily amused and given to old telly nostalgia.

    Just thought - didn't Thomas Hardy live in Tooting at some point? No matter - Citizen Smith definitely the most famous inhabitant.
     
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  23. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    The Common was ok to wander in - grass, trees, pond, ducks, geese, dogs etc. I bet your mother's visions were better, though. I don't suppose you'd feel like making a great big art work of "Tooting as envisioned by Tim's Mum"?
     
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  24. Sea Star

    Sea Star Keep back! Devils!

    here's a website that has tried to pull together all the Tooting celebrity links.
    Tooting, Greater London, Cringing Cult of Celebrity

    I did once see Prunella Scales and Timothy West looking at lawn mowers outside a shop in Tooting - not sure where they were living though. Couldn't have been too far away.
     
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  25. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    I misread that a bit, Sea Star, and was dead impressed about Tom Paine living there until I realised he didn't.

    Zadie Smith pretty cool, though.
     
  26. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Other parts of London :D

    Kidding aside, I don't really know what is in Tooting, but I think everyone should go to the Museum of London :oops:
     
  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Hi danny la rouge, sorry I am so late to the thread. I guess you would find Tooting a huge culture shock and am sorry that people have missed the best of it!
    At Tooting Broadway, one must pay ones respect to Edward VII. From there, head just around the corner to the magnificent art deco Granada cinema. it is now
    a bingo hall. I have just walked in off the street a couple of times to marvel at the architecture. I think the ages old institution and pie shop that is Kennedys is
    worthy of a mention.
    After that, take a stroll down Tooting High Street to Tooting Bec tube station to take in the vibes and atmosphere of this bustling place. From tooting Bec, head down
    to the beautiful lido. Even if not going for a swim, it is worth checking out this beautiful, recently restored pool.
    As already hinted at, there are many places along the way where you can get food or even a pint or a G&T.
    Sadly, there are certainly one or two hipster cafes opening up.
     
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