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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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20s - 11/14 - The Vintage Guide To London

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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The one we wanted to keep a secret: Crystal Palace Antiques

March 18, 2011 |

No, we really didn’t want to share this one because rather selfishly we don’t want anyone else know about this brilliant treasure trove of vintage and antique interiors.

Crystal Palace Antiques spreads over four floors and showcases items from many … Read More

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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Get your vintage repaired by The Lady That Does

March 7, 2011 |

Lindsay Rodham, aka The Lady That Does, provides a personal alteration and repair service specialising in vintage clothing. Based in Walthamstow, East London, Lindsay’s clients come to her for a cup of tea and to discuss in detail how they’d like their garments fixed and changed. If Walthamstow is a tad too far you, can also drop off your vintage at the regular Clerkenwell Vintage Fair, where Lindsay is the resident clothes doctor.
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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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