With a very long seven days left until pay-day and bank funds depleting at an alarming rate, updating my wardrobe was certainly not on my to-do list this weekend. As soon as I step a tentative toe into the Selfridges Beauty Hall, or High Street Kensington’s Zara, I can guarantee that neither my overdraft nor my bank manager will thank me for it. And with the nights getting darker and October swiftly approaching, my wardrobe is in desperate need of some new additions. So imagine my delight when a friend told me about the South West Jumble, taking over the Tooting Tram and Social this Sunday. Located just a minute or so’s walk from Tooting Broadway Tube Station, The Tooting Tram Social is a converted tram shed with high ceilings and sumptuous décor. And while most people associate these kind of sales with an old church hall and a smattering of blue rinses selling fairy cakes, this one is anything but. Taking place twice a month, this is a vintage and craft jumble sale, packed full of fantastic stalls certainly worth a good rummage. With a huge array of stands on offer, from handmade crafts, to fantastic vintage finds, and just about everything in-between, it’s like a bona-fide marriage of eBay and Etsy ironically located in a Tram Shed in Tooting.
At the last one my friend picked up some fantastic bargains - smug in the knowledge that she’d found a true one-off, which certainly can’t be said for trusty high-street shopping. The event also has yummy food on offer, fantastic live music and a fully licensed bar and even better - it's free to get in – perfect if you want to drag the other half along! So go along, drink and be merry, and hopefully leave with a few bargains thrown in – sounds like the perfect Sunday to me!
Doors open at 12 - see you there!
Tram Shed Tooting Tram & Social 46-48 Mitcham Road SW17 9NA London