Route History



STREATHAM St Leonard's Church - Mitcham Lane - Southcroft Road - Tooting - Balham - Clapham - Stockwell - Vauxhall - VICTORIA
New Tram replacement route for Routes 8 & 20
There was a huge local outcry at the time because the final stop was several yards short of the St Leonards junction (tram stops were invariably at junctions) and then buses would turn and stand in Babington Road - so those waiting for a bus to Tooting at the main stop in Mitcham Lane couldn't use them


RTL1079 Mitcham Lane opposite Babington Road

Seen in the building behind is now the 'South London Islamic Centre' and from its architecture it turns out it was the original Streatham Fire Station, along with the single storey building next door.

Info by John Tuthill


May 1951 first and last times



Operating Garage

CA Clapham
Changeover point Clapham Common Station