London Favourites of Mayor Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan helps us draw a bucket list for London by listing his personal favourite hangout joints in the city...

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is not your usual politician. This affable public personality and former Member of Parliament for Tooting constituency in South London is just the multi-cultural icon this quintessential bustling melting pot needed. We thought who better than the Mayor himself for guidance for hoppers planning to celebrate the upcoming festive season in London. From championing the cause of city’s food and beverage makers to naming his picks from his constituency, the Mayor is as much at ease listing his outing choices as he is about making other important decisions in office. He doesn’t reserve his choices to Central London or City Centre and fondly asserts, “Around every corner, something exciting awaits.” We pen down the Mayor’s personal favourites based on his recent interactions with media and help you prepare your bucket list for London.

Tooting Time

The gastropubs dishing out modern day comfort food, Spanish eateries and Italian joints serving their staples, Lebanese treats, bars serving a quick drink or outlets serving the best breakfast in South London, Sadiq Khan suggests you definitely check out the buzzing food scene of Tooting.
His Picks: The Wheatsheaf, The Selkirk, The Antelope, The Little Taperia, La Cantinella, The Naked Loaf, The Little Bar, Mud, Britannia Fish Bar, The Kitchen Table

Mayor Sadiq Khan launching Hopper Fare where you get to enjoy two journeys — Tram and Bus — for the price of one

Market Hop

Tooting Market is the brightest place all year round and exudes a special vibe according to Sadiq. Feast on a hearty breakfast, grab a juice, bite into a shawarma and burn the calories striking a great deal at many stalls selling knickknacks, artefacts, fashion pieces and décor items from across the globe. End your hop with a gin or wine at one of the bars and sample what pop-ups by chefs have to offer. If you still got some energy left, put a jig and one of many live gigs.
His Picks: The Tooting Tram, Social, The Secret Bar, Graveney Gin, Brickwood Café, Get Juiced

Family Feast

You cannot go to Tooting and not enjoy the sumptuous South Asian fare on offer at family run restaurants. It’s a treat from subcontinent being dished out and the Mayor loves bingeing on coconut rice at Vijaya Krishna, enjoying tadka daal at Lahore Karahi, reconnecting with his roots at Spice Village and Daawat or tickling his taste buds with chana chaat and veg samosas at Pooja and Ambala restaurants. He also picks Masaledar as a great place to enjoy quality food and warm hospitality — all at an affordable price.

Mayor launching London is Open campaign to attract visitors and investors to London

Go Green

This is the cycling spot that the Mayor would pedal down to with his daughters to grab homemade ice cream. He lists enjoying the sights and sounds of this green oasis as his favourite activity. If you a bright day with nothing planned, then head to Tooting Bec Common to enjoy a picnic with family and friends.

Art Splash

Enjoy a dip in Tooting Bec Lido — a Grade II listed Art Deco lido — that is England’s largest fresh water swimming pool or experience a culture rush at Tooting Arts Club.

Sadiq Khan is Mayor of London. His picks for the city were compiled by Tuba Mirza.
The pics have been taken from his twitter handle: @SadiqKhan

Read his personal picks for the city in detail at Visit London and Time Out
To plan a London visit or know more about the city, do check Visit London

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  1. He is our Superstar Mayor... Gosh I haven't checked out most of the places despite being a Londoner... Will check em out

    1. Like a typical outsider, He has spoken only about his constituency... He has not yet crossed the bridge... :-)

  2. It only talks about places on Tooting. Not much of a variety of london.

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