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Tooting Market

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by hash tag, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  2. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Crossrail 2 has some serious overground issues. It's going to tear Soho apart.

    I'm conflicted though because I know it has to be built. There does seem to be a trend to overdue the surface affect of these projects. Look at how big Bermondsey Jubilee line station is for example. It's a whole block and it's not a really busy station.:eek:
     
  3. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    Oh no! I didn't know either of those things. I've been worried about something like the second of those, because it might go the same way as Brixton, but I'd never even considered someone might want turn it into a ventilation shaft.
     
  4. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Well-Known Member

    My parents house will be compulsory purchased and sucked into the centre of the earth when Crossrail 2 hits Tooting, so I feel more pain than losing a pretty crappy market that is in full gentrification mode.
     
  5. Pickman's model

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

    why does it have to be built?
     
  6. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    I get your point, your parents and their neighbours much be really worried, but Tooting market has got a long way to go before it's anything like as bad as Brixton.
     
  7. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Good question. Given London's predicted rise in commuting population what is the solution(s) ?
     
  8. Pickman's model

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

    fewer cars on street: better provision for cyclists, more buses, socialisation of housing, dispersal of offices etc from the centre throughout the city so not fewer people going to the middle of london.

    blow it all up and start again
     
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  9. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    It is a Crossrail ventilation shaft that is threatening Tooting Market.

    I don't think any firm decisions have been made yet as to whether the ventilation should be in Balham (in the middle of Wandsworth Common, I think) or Tooting (in the middle of the market).

    Here's a link to a brief local discussion 3 months ago (Crossrail 2 - possible impact on Tooting Market). I hope it works if you're not signed up.
     
  10. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I went into the market for the first time in ages today :facepalm:
    All crappy food joints and nail bars. I turned and walked out after seeing the noodle bar thing and the craft beer bottle bar wotsit.
    so not good.
     
  11. WWWeed

    WWWeed Bandwidth Bandit

    I don't know why but I have a gut feeling if they don't 'blow it all up and start again' I think the bottom will fall out of london, and all those rich bastards will do a mass exodus at some point because there wont be any staff that will work for less than it costs to live. That means all their luxuries go out the window (since cleaners, bar staff, restaurant staff, coffeeshop baristas, etc wont be able to afford to live) and they wont find London a nice place to live anymore.

    Gentrification really is destroying the city, and with inflation, brexit, and the current economic climate I think a storms'a'brewing. I think it will take some time but the picture isn't looking good long term...
     
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  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I was there a few months ago and was shocked at how much it had been gentrified - it's just like Brixton Village
     
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  13. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

  14. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Brixton is edgy, while Tooting is captivating....:cool:
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  16. Borp

    Borp remember

    Haven't been to this new captivating tooting market yet.

    But I know exactly what it'll be like.
     
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  17. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    It will still be slightly sadder than you expect.

    They're trying to style it on Brixton, I'm sure, but it has a long way to go. I don't think it has the night-time crowd yet, though it stays open till 10.30pm these days.

    I will visit one evening....
     
  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    when i went in the evening, it was very very busy
     
  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I was talking to a client about it a short while ago...she remembers the market from 30 odd years ago. It sounded a little different to how I can remember it, yet Alone what it's turning into. Will it be much of a loss if it falls to crossrail?
     
  20. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Tooting is now "captivating" and cool? :eek: Citizen Smith, thou shouldst be living at this hour.
     
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  21. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

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  22. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Above shot of the escalator shaft under construction at Tooting Broadway in 1926. The area is therefore used to major construction works !

    The guy who apparently owned the marked in the 1980's was a well known critic of BR - (he travelled up from Brighton each day) ,and was so incensed with the smoking ban on trains , set up an unofficial smoking club in the brakevans of the then slam door stock. Made the Substandad for a bit - then died out.
     
  23. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  24. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Tooting sniffs Brixton's eggy farts.
     
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  26. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    My Dad had a unit selling fabric in tooting market (and a shop which is now the cafe nero) - I used to play on the tills as a kid and generally get in the way - so I have a lot of sentimental love for it. I begrudging prefer it living on, albeit gentrified,than dying on its arse and being pulled down for flats (or crossrail) and until recently it was very quiet and under occupied.
     
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  27. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    The Sound Lounge is a very cool place on the one occasion I've been.

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