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The Vintage Guide To London | December 17, 2017

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Homage to the tramp: Charlie Chaplin – the great Londoner

September 23, 2012 |

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.
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New London vintage destination: Brixton Village

August 27, 2012 |

Brixton Village, a shopping arcade just behind Brixton tube station has had a complete make-over in recent months, attracting cafes, bars, independent boutiques and some seriously good vintage shops. The place still retains its ethnic charm with little houseware stalls … Read More

Radio times – check out the The British Wireless and Television Museum

August 19, 2012 |

Vintage Guide writer and broadcaster Gemma King explores the wonders of The British Wireless and Television Museum in Crystal Palace.
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Vintage Vauxhall: The Tea House Theatre

July 10, 2012 |

If you’re in Vauxhall and fancy a delicious slice of cake, sandwich with homemade jam or old-fashioned pot of tea, there’s no better place than the Tea House Theatre. The current owners have lovingly restored this Victorian Pub, which … Read More

Enjoy a cuppa at Steatham’s Earl Grey & Rose

May 21, 2012 |

Vintage-themed cafe Earl Grey & Rose is a welcome, colourful sight just off Streatham’s uninspiring High Street. Decked out in bright bunting and with vintage china lining the walls, the cafe feels warm and welcome, although the ubiquitous ‘Keep … Read More

The Cat’s Meow: dance swing, jive, boogie and blues all night long

March 16, 2012 |

Expect amazing live music, DJs and social dancing at retro night The Cat’s Meow.
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