Exhibitions - 3/4 - The Vintage Guide To London
From 1890s Rimmel cosmetics to 1970s chopper bikes, The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill brings together over 150 years of commercial design and advertising history.
Sunday Art Salon is an occasional monthly pop-up gallery and networking event for artists, fashion lovers and collectors featuring contemporary art alongside vintage art, furniture and collectibles.
Set in elegant 18th century almshouses, The Geffrye Museum depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Its collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
Charles Chaplin was born in 1889 in East Street, Lambeth, where he spent most of his childhood in poverty. He was even temporarily orphaned when his mother was forced into a mental asylum. From an early age Chaplin found escape in London’s music halls where he made his mark as a boy actor, laying the foundations to a career that would take him to Hollywood and international fame. The London Film Museum currently features an excellent exhibition on Chaplin and his rags to riches story.
Vintage Guide writer and broadcaster Gemma King explores the wonders of The British Wireless and Television Museum in Crystal Palace.
Estella Shardlow is deputy editor of Vintage Seekers, the premium online platform curating a heritage lifestyle. In a regular Vintage Seekers column Estella reports on high-end vintage events and news. This time, she takes a closer look at The Design Museum and its new home.