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Favourite Building
  • The one that houses Lahore Karahi.
  • St Nicholas Church ben here since all this was fields
  • Waterfall House on Tooting High Street, boardering Merton is reputed to have had Mrs Hamilton (mistress of Lord Nelson) live in. It would be interesting to know whether this is now an Urban Myth or the truth. Any evidence out there?
  • The Old School House in Church Lane, now a Mosque.Kings Head pub, Leather Bottle pub, Tooting Bec Lido, all of the Heaver Estate on Balham Edge and the St. Benedicts estate in Church Lane particularly Hawthorn Crescent
  • The Gala Cinema - you can go in as part of the open house scheme in early September. Fabulous. Also Tooting Bec Lido.
  • Tooting lido
  • Bingo Hall is beautiful inside they should turn it into a dance hall
  • Mosque
  • Granada Cinema - now a Gala bingo hall. It was built in 1931 and is Grade I listed. The soaring Gothic interior, comparable to the House of Lords, was designed by a Russian emigre, the theatre director Theodore Komisarjevsky. Still fabulous.
  • The new Sainsburys/South Thames College.The opticians in between NatWest and Nationwide,The Library & Gala Bingo interior.Demolish the rest!
  • all off tooting its where the heart is.
  • A little blue shack/restaurant across the road from the church just off the Mitcham Road up from Tooting Broadway past the Library. Also, the above mentioned church. Tooting Broadway Station because then I know I am back in Tooting.
  • Thanks to our Islamic community for their wonderful mosque in Gatton Road. A refreshingly pretty, modern building with even lovlier flower beds
  • Tooting Grand
  • Sainsburys contemporary architecture is pushing tooting forward (hopefully)
  • Tooting train station platforms - all graffed up
  • fire station
  • the little-house pub, the place where dreams are made!!!Kidding right
  • Overhead platforms Balham BR station,rush hour. Great for voyeurs (legal BTW if its on show in public its watchable)as 1000s mini skirted thigh flashing city and West end dolly birds troop home to Croydon and beyond.
  • Chris Pinckard Tower
  • The old Cinema / New Bingo Hall

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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