A pop- up independent creative community hub has opened its doors thanks to the support of the council and other businesses.

The Sound Lounge, an independent music and arts venue, will also house a bar and vegetarian café with drinks supplied by Wimbledon Brewery and Graveney gin.

Last month Sound Lounge closed its Tooting venue as the building it occupied was earmarked for development but now it is back up and running with a three-month pop-up space on the Broadway.

Speaking before the opening night last Friday (December 1), Hannah White, who co-owns Sound Lounge with her husband, said: “We closed our Tooting store quite suddenly with a few days’ notice, but within a few days we were contacted by Merton Council to do a pop-up space for three months.

Hannah has been running The Sound Lounge pop-up events at different venues, firstly having a small space in Colliers Wood and then the Store in Tooting.

She said: “We have this pop-up for three months, so we will see what happens it has not been easy for independents but we are making it mobile and moveable.

“The Broadway is an amazing high street and we are an independent family run business with a small team and our organisation is about community and independent artists.

“We are rallying initiatives in the borough having independent businesses such as Graveney gin and Wimbledon Brewery ales.

“Do come down and check it out and support us."