About us - The Vintage Guide To London
London is the capital of vintage. No other city offers such a wealth of vintage shops, markets and fairs, nowhere else can you find such a thriving vintage scene from swing dancing, rockabilly club nights and make do and mend sessions to prohibition parties and chap gatherings.
Whether you’re a Londoner yourself or in the capital for a visit, regardless if you’re a mod, rocker, chap, Fifties pin-up, Forties gal, Eighties enthusiast or merely curious about all things vintage, The Vintage Guide to London will show you the best of the London vintage scene from shops to events, bars and restaurants, all arranged by era – from Victorian to the Eighties – and area so you can search for places in your part of town.
Our up-to-date ‘what’s on’ section will give you plenty of inspiration if you’re stuck for ideas what to do, and vintage-loving Londoners themselves are sharing their top tips so you can experience vintage in the city just like the locals.
Who we are:
Lena Weber – founder & Editor-in-Chief
Lena Weber is a freelance writer and editor specialising in all things vintage. She lives in North London with an ever growing collection of vintage bits and bobs including boxes full of 30s cigarette cards and 60s dinner plates. In love with all things Beatles, Lena loves a good beehive and is mildly obsessed with the Rolling Stones WAGs. She also publishes and is editor-in-chief of vintage magazine QueensOfVintage.com.
“When I moved to London over eight years ago I had no idea where to best shop for vintage or what sort of events were on. Although I now know where to hunt for real bargains, I still rely on lots of different sites and word of mouth to find the best the London vintage scene has to offer. I hope this guide serves as a one-stop spot to all things vintage in London.”
What we’ve done so far:
- Talks on vintage styling, shopping and beauty for Charm School, September & December 2011
- Vintage Concierge Service, a personal vintage recommendation service, at London Fashion Weekend, September 2011
- Daily Festival of Britain Tours during the Vintage at Southbank Festival, July 2011
- Throwback Vintage Festival, a vintage club night with bands, burlesque, dressing-up box and more Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, November 2010