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The Vintage Guide To London | January 19, 2018

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What to see and do in London

How to ‘do’ London the war-time way – part 1: etiquettes of dress

March 29, 2011 |

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.  Read More

Weekly jazz night: The Cakewalk Café

March 24, 2011 |

Weekly jazz night Cakewalk Café is a step through life’s looking glass into the gin-soaked dancehalls of the prohibition age.
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Vintage day-trip: experience Art Deco luxury aboard the Orient Express

March 20, 2011 |

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.
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Book review – Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940

March 15, 2011 |

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.

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The guide to all things vintage during London Fashion Week

February 16, 2011 |

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 … Read More

Tried and tested: learn to dance in a day – The Lindy Hop

February 16, 2011 |

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.

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