Arts & Culture - 19/22 - The Vintage Guide To London
What to see and do in London
A few months ago writer and broadcaster Gemma King stumbled across a second-hand bookshop. The next thing she knew she was inside over-excitedly peering over swaying towers of literature. Find out how the book she found has made her rediscover London from a war-time perspective.
Step on board and into another world – of vintage razzmatazz and Art Deco style. The Orient Express British Pullman train offers a range of journeys departing from London on the train’s original Art Deco carriages, a must for anyone in love with the Twenties and Thirties.
If the UK screenings of Boardwalk Empire have made you curious about old Blighty’s equivalent of Twenties Prohibition decadence and style, look no further than D.J. Taylor’s Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940 (Chatto, 2007). Rebecka Mustajarvi reviews.
London Fashion Week is hitting town this Friday, and while there are plenty of shows to see, lots of shopping to be done and parties to attend, things could get just a tad same-y. Well, if you find yourself …
The Lindy Hop is a partner dance that originated in Twenties and Thirties Harlem, New York. The dance itself consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and includes footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap. Sounds complicated? We went a long to a ‘learn to Lindy Hop in a day’ course, find out here if we’ve managed to master the swing.