Prior to the opening of Tooting Broadway station in 1926, trams served Tooting Corner, but were dangerous because they often derailed at the bend.
A large statue of Edward VII, which was paid for by the public in 1911, greets commuters to the station.
Nearby is the Granada, one of London’s grandest art-deco theatres, now a bingo hall. On opening night on 7 September 1931, the film Monte Carlo was screened, and over 2,000 people were turned away. In 1953, Frank Sinatra gave a sell-out performance at the theatre.
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Look for the platforms clocks made by the Self Winding Clock Company of New York, powered by the electricity supplied via the cable attached. Many other stations on this line have these. Enjoy.
Artworks are currently installed at the following stations
I see this Labyrinth every day, it’s in a nice prominent location next to the northbound platform. The station is looking a bit ‘tired’ these days but the station staff always put up a great quote of the day which I see everyone stop and read. It always brightens up my journey into work.