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The Vintage Guide To London | December 14, 2017

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Cultivated leisure at The Idler Academy

August 31, 2011 |

In Ancient Greece, the word for school, scholee, also meant ‘leisure’. Education was a pleasure, a privilege freely chosen by the freeborn citizens of Athens. The Idler Academy, which launched earlier this year, wants to bring this spirit of cultivated leisure to the 21st century, and cross it with the lively atmosphere of an 18th century coffeehouse. We’ve met up with founder Tom Hodgkinson to find out why we should be going back to school.
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Art Deco Afternoon Tea at the Park Lane Hotel

June 3, 2011 |

Henry James once said ‘there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.’ There is certainly no-one more dedicated than Rebecca McWattie – here’s her review of a very Twenties afternoon tea at the Park Lane Hotel.
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Maggie’s: The Eighties are back

May 30, 2011 |

Maggie’s Club, named after the former British prime minister, is a homage to all things Thatcher and Eighties.
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Redefining vintage on the high street: Victory Vintage

May 23, 2011 |

Set up by sisters  Zoë and Rebecca Plummer, vintage womens and menswear boutique Victory Vintage is a fantastic addition to Bayswater’s bland Whiteley’s Shopping Centre and a much needed alternative to the centre’s plethora of same-old fashion chains
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Get lucky at all-American Fifties diner

May 14, 2011 |

Step back to the Fifties over a burger and milkshake at all-American treat Lucky Seven.
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Buy now – mini vintage guides!

May 6, 2011 |

Fancy exploring some of the best vintage London has to offer? Well then download our beautifully designed mini e-guides.
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