THE UNTOLD STORY OF TOOTING MARKET PART 4: Tooting Market 1980s onwards as told by local historian Lynda Cazeaux

Tooting Market 1980s onwards                                                            More smoke! Entries in the 1980 Post Office Directory indicate that perhaps tastes were starting to change with the appearance of stalls selling jewellery, gifts, greeting cards and a sandwich-come-grill bar, but in essence not much had changed. Emanuel, Pater, Brafman, Eggee Ltd and Express Key Cutting were still trading, […]

THE UNTOLD STORY OF TOOTING MARKET PART 3: 1950s onwards as told by local historian Lynda Cazeaux

THE UNTOLD STORY OF TOOTING MARKET PART 3: Tooting Market 1950s onwards                                                          The dawn of a new decade Life was still difficult for many post-war, but it did gradually improve during the 1950s. The traders in Tooting Market would no doubt have breathed a sigh of relief when all rationing came to an end […]

THE UNTOLD STORY OF TOOTING MARKET Part 2: THE NEW MARKET 1930-1950 as told by local historian Lynda Cazeaux

James Evans Powell appears on the scene in the 1920s. Born in 1880 of Welsh parents at Newton near Glasgow, he studied at an agricultural college in Yorkshire in his youth. The 1921 Census records him as a manufacturing chemist in Croydon, an employer at 3-5 Frith Road. He is aged 41 and unmarried. The […]

THE UNTOLD STORY OF TOOTING MARKET Introduction & Part 1: 1916-1930 as told by local historian Lynda Cazeaux

Introduction – Defining Moments for Tooting Market: When you visit Tooting Market be sure to look up at the blue plaques above the High Street and Totterdown entrances. Unveiled at a memorable ceremony on Sunday 2nd October 2022 thanks to the efforts of Geoff Simmons,  organiser of the Summerstown182 history project, these two community funded […]


Miss Gloria was one of our longest-running traders and Queen of the Market, adored by fellow traders and customers alike. She’d led a hugely interesting life and always had a great story to tell, and over the years was a key feature of many written pieces about the Market, and a favourite subject for photographers. […]

Vivienne Westwood’s IOU Event at Tooting Market

Tooting Market is honoured to host Vivienne Westwood (Activist and Fashion Designer), who will be giving a talk on Stop War/Climate Change on the evening of the 9th May. Vivienne has spent many years tirelessly speaking out about the effects of climate change and over-consumption. In 2012 Vivienne inaugurated the Climate Revolution at the London […]

Art Wall


Jenny Bardoville

Untitled (cubic forms)

Jenny Bardoville



hosted by Green Choy
every Thursday from @darcywintermusic & @br00kelaw hosted by Green Choy from 7pm onwards on their mezzanine

Sports screenings

of major sporting events
held regularly on our big screens in the central communal area of the Market (usually booking not required).
If you would like to enquire about showing your work, please contact the
Market Manager at admin@tootingmarket.com