Central - The Vintage Guide To London
The National Portrait Gallery celebrates the centenary of Vivien Leigh’s birth with a small photographic display which coincides with the 75th anniversary of Gone With The Wind (1939).
Travel back in time to the Soho of the Fifties with a Back In The Day Walk. Specialising in London-based guided walks, tour guide Barrie Greene – who was part of the Soho crowd of the early Sixties himself – will take you back to Soho just before the Swinging Sixties.
London is an antique city encapsulated within the 21st century. Wrapped in a veneer of modernism and technology, the capital exudes antiquity from every crack and corner. Precarious tenements rub shoulders with glass fronted shopping centres and there are buildings which date back to a time when the cars parked outside them would have been something out of science fiction.
London is a beautiful city with vintage coursing through its very veins; you just have to know where to look…
Ever wanted to know why George ‘Beau’ Brummell became so famous? Or where Mr Fish popularised the kipper tie? Or the sartorial connection between Jan 30th 1969 and Feb 14 1969? Or why St James’s became associated with gentlemen’s outfitters in the first place? Or how the election of a Labour Government in 1945 lead to Teddy Boys? Or how the Marshall Street baths played a significant role in how today’s high street looks?