Tooting has chandeliers?!
One of the lights in the new and highly trendy Tooting Tram & Social, an old tram shed next to Tooting Broadway tube station (taken on my phone, so apologies for the dodgy quality).
The Tram has recently been completely refurbished with the original white brick walls decorated with pairs of antlers, vintage pictures and other bizarrobelia. The various armchairs and sofas are arranged in living room type layouts in various corners, each with their own bookcases, lamps and fireplaces. It’s a bit like walking into an Edwardian MFI.
It’s a great bar though, and a very welcome addition to the Tooting nightlife, which previously offered: the dodgiest Wetherspoons in Britain, followed by Scary Baby Kebabs for afters.
Tooting now boasts a bar with something of a dance floor. The DJ stands up on the mezzanine level while a bevy of young trendy folk cavort below. It’s getting really rather popular, apparently entirely by word of mouth.
I’m delighted to say in conclusion that there are now enough decent bars in Tooting Broadway for a half decent pub crawl. It could kick off at the Long Room (previously the Mitre), followed by the Tram & Social, Hoochi Mamas (with pizza for tea) and a swift half at the Garden House before heading for home. Lovely.