Central - The Vintage Guide To London
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.
In viewing the First World War through images of the many individuals involved, The Great War in Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery looks at the radically different roles, experiences and, ultimately, destinies of those caught up in the conflict.
As part of the UK-Russian year of culture, GRAD, the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design, is showing a new exhibition: ‘Kino/Film: Soviet Posters of the Silent Screen’.
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?